As avid readers of this forum will know, I’m primarily using Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R for home DVD burns, at the moment I am using an NEC/Optiarc 7203A to burn them, because my Sammy started coastering discs and the LG H55N is a @#%&ing useless piece of equipment.
In the mail, however, is a Plextor PX-740A, a rebadged BenQ DW1640, one of which I had to have simply for curiousity and also because I like adding functionality to my rig (hence every USB port, and most PCI slots, and ATA channels are maxed out).
I’ve read that in addition to being a very useful scanner (I’ve seen the Jitter and PO reporting they do on here) they’re also very good burners.
But then again, so is my Optiarc.
In between now and next week when I expect to obtain my new drive, I have a couple of video and photo archiving jobs to attend to, however they’re not time critical and can wait. I’d like to get a rough guesstimate on how both drives handle high quality Taiyo Yuden discs - YUDEN000 T02 DVD+Rs and CDs as well.
Is either drive likely to give me a better burn?