What is a good sata burner to get?

vbimport

#1

hi

ive been out of the loop when it comes to dvd burner technology since my gsa-4160… now ive been planning on updating my ide burner to a sata burner… i looked at top 5 optical drives of 2008

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/top-5-optical-drives-2008-cd-freaks-members-choice-249785/

and it seems that the pioneer 115/215 is the best choice, but i read that it has booktype setting problems as in it doesnt have that feature…

the criteria im looking for a sata burner are:

-reliability
-good burn quality (SL and DL)
-good reading/ripping

any hlpe is greatly appreciated… thanks in advance


#2

Try the Samsung SH-S203x - I’m loving mine, great burner and ripper/reader.


#3

@ cmge,

Your above quoted statement is not totally factual.

Both the Pioneer DVR-215 (SATA) and DVR-216 (SATA) drives do have automatic Book Type Bit Setting of DL Media to DVD-ROM and this feature works flawlessly. With a simple firmware patch through the use of the Media Code Speed Edit tool (http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE/) the Pioneer DVR-215 (SATA) and DVR-216 (SATA) will also automatically Book Type Bit Set SL Media to DVD-ROM.

Regards,
bjkg


#4

[QUOTE=bjkg;2105437]@ cmge,

Your above quoted statement is not totally factual.

Both the Pioneer DVR-215 (SATA) and DVR-216 (SATA) drives do have automatic Book Type Bit Setting of DL Media to DVD-ROM and this feature works flawlessly. With a simple firmware patch through the use of the Media Code Speed Edit tool (http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE/) the Pioneer DVR-215 (SATA) and DVR-216 (SATA) will also automatically Book Type Bit Set SL Media to DVD-ROM.

Regards,
bjkg[/QUOTE]Just to ad…neither will the Sammy drives bitset DVD+R’s without help. You will either need to set it in Nero CD-DVD Speed or ImgBurn for temporary or use C0deKings Sammy Patcher for permanent setting (this way will void your warranty as you will have to flash it with patched firmware).


#5

My choices would be, first the 720xS then the 215 and last the 203x.

My 7200A beats all my other drives, but the 203 is a very fast reader.


#6

[QUOTE=bjkg;2105437]@ cmge,

Your above quoted statement is not totally factual.

Both the Pioneer DVR-215 (SATA) and DVR-216 (SATA) drives do have automatic Book Type Bit Setting of DL Media to DVD-ROM and this feature works flawlessly. With a simple firmware patch through the use of the Media Code Speed Edit tool (http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE/) the Pioneer DVR-215 (SATA) and DVR-216 (SATA) will also automatically Book Type Bit Set SL Media to DVD-ROM.

Regards,
bjkg[/QUOTE]

oh ok… i was following this review which lead me to my assumption

http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Pioneer-DVR-115D-DVD-Burner-Review

and i compared it with

http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Samsung-SH-S203B-DVD-Burner-Review

now off i look for the sh-203b… :slight_smile:


#7

update:

since my last post ive been on the look out for the SH-203B, i managed to find one but for some reason it hangs my pc when i put in store pressed cd/dvds… ive sent it to RMA to the place i got it from and since they dont have any more SH-203B ive been suggested either DVR-216D or SH-S223F as a replacement…

which one is a better choice?

any help would be greatly appreciated… thanks


#8

[B]Pioneer 216D [/B]


#9

Well my Samsung 203B has been giveing me problems for a few weeks…Had an “I/O Device Error” on it yesterday n I’m NOT the only one around with this…Not yet 1 year old…I’ll NOT ever buy another Samsung SATA burner…
My IDE NEC 3540A is still working a treat…Took outa my old PC in incerted it into this un yesterday n it burns Better…
Perhaps the SAMSUNG IDE burners work better than the sata ones…


#10

ok so let me go over my story here. I have purchased a HP dvd1070 and then a plextor px-850SA and I have been unable to change the bitsetting on either nor can I find firmware upgrades for either. I have since returned the plextor drive because I still had the ability to get my money back. I just want to confirm that if I buy one of these pioneer drives it will allow me to change the book type from DVD DL +R to dvd-rom as this is getting time consuming and expensive. or if there are any other suggestions as to a sata drive I could purchase that would allow this either with img burn or by some other means please let me know. I would appreciate anyones feedback

thanks