SH-S182D .... Whats A Good Upgrade?

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#1

So I currently have a SH-S182D works great, absolutely no problems. But im wanting to go ahead and upgrade to a 20x or faster that is sata and it doesn’t need to have lightscribe.

What are the best Samsung Burners right now?


#2

only samsung? then the 203, but if you want to try something new consider the Optiarc 7200A/S and the pioneer 215/115.

You are looking for sata or ide?


#3

I’d go for the Sammy 203x or the Optiarc 72xxS :slight_smile:

I have the 203N (LightScribe model), and it’s a lovely burner.

Regarding the 182D…great drive, I can’t bear to part with mine, and still have it installed in my other PC :smiley:

Edit: Pssst…vroom - he wants SATA :slight_smile:


#4

Thanks for the replies

I am Looking for Sata… I like my 182D so much I would prefer to stay samsung or maybe try pioneer.


#5

SH-S203B or Pioneer 215D. Remember though that the Pioneer does not booktype Dvd+R media without a little help.


#6

I would like one that allows me to change the booktype with imgburn…will the pioneer do this?


#7

No you will need to do this with MCSE.


#8

It’s not that tough to do, just run the stock 1.18 through MCSE, et voila, the Pioneer booktypes Dvd+R to Dvd-Rom.


#9

Why not SH-S223Q? Great esp. for DVD DL. :slight_smile:


#10

^ Very poor cd writer for my needs, and also not good at 22x.


#11

@ vroom: My Samsung 223Q even produced 1% higher jitter values than my Lite-On LH20A1L with Verbatim DVDs MCC 004. So I think the jitter values might be the cause of your (audio?) CD problems, too.

I wouldn’t burn @ 22x right now, since there are no 22x certified media and I see no reason to buy older burners with almost the same price.