I need to urgently decide on a new drive in the next few hours as I am going to be picking it up tomorrow.
I will be using it mainly for archiving DVDs and also some audio CDs. I will also burn occasional audio CDs and DVDs of Linux ISOs etc. It must be a SATA drive.
I've mentioned the Sony(Optiarc?) drive and the Liteon drive. I've read reviews which praise both almost equally.
Don't laugh but I would rather the Sony because of its totally plain face (the Liteon has ugly white writing on it). Is there anything else that could sway my preference?
Finally, are there any drives around that are better than these (consumer drives) that I've missed?