Hi guys and gals,
I believe now it is time to retire my old Sony DVD/CD ReWritable drive to a more modern and up to date one. You see my Sony DRU-500A (with upgrades) has served me well through the years. I mainly used it to back up my movies and software I have purchased.
Well it seems now it can’t read any movie disk and I hear a scratching noise as I guess the lens is steady trying to read the media and has no luck. I end up with “Please insert disk into drive”. Now I have seen a number of folks here swear by the Pioneer 115D as a good writer. Is it a good reader as well. Will it let me do it all ie…backup PC games, movies, and any software I own? I realize that I need the right software to backup certain types of disks but just wanted to know if that drive or maybe another model will suit my needs.
Also, would it be to much if I was to get a second drive ( DVD ROM ) and use it as a reader (let me know a good one of these) along with the Pioneer?