First post everybody, so be gentle.
My burner seems to be dieing, so after a few days of digging I narrowed my choices to new Liteon DH-20A4P-04 on newegg($24 shipped), or used Plextor 760A on ebay. I'm not sure if it's ok to post the actual links, but there are mainly 2 sellers- ocean-tech and sharonind, and they both seem to have positive feedback, one is slightly cheeper,the other is around $70 shipped. I would assume the drives were pulled from old computers or refurb, possibly bought in bulk. I found a few links about used Plextors, but didn't notice the sellers names. I wish I could buy both the new and used one but now my budget is limited. I really don't intend to scan every disc- after I get used to it, maybe a few per batch. I don't use cheap media and I don't care about 8x or 16x- whichever results are better will do. I don' really care about CD ripping or burning. So here are my questions:
- Should I get the new or used?
- Any recomendations or success stories from Ebay?
- How long does the Liteon scan take- I know Plextor could be very long- around an hour?