I am using a Tecra 8100 (PIII 500, 256 meg ram, 12 gb HD, generic sound and video card) and I am planning to buy a NEC 1300A dual format drive. I am also going to put the dvd burner in an enclosure and use it as an external burner.
Given my mediocre system, is it a good idea to use a new dvd burner model? Would my system even support the drive? I don't play PS2 game and all I'm going to use the drive to do is to back up my avi files (currently at an appalling 800 gb level).
I've read the posts in this forum about the NEC 1300A drive and I have a sense of people's opinion about it. Yet would anyone be able to give me some advice on whether or not I should make the purchase? I can get a brand new drive for $210 usd, including taxes and shipping charge.