What would be a good choice for a drive to do quality scans? I already have an LG GSA-H55L IDE drive.
Lite-On seems to get mentioned frequently. But sometimes thatâ€™s in the same message saying that since Optiarc, Plextor or BenQ or other â€œoldiesâ€ are no longer available, Lite-On is basically the only choice.
I came across some drives that a store labeled as OEM Sony. Looking at the drives, the manufacturerâ€™s sticker said â€œSony NEC Optiarc Inc.â€ There were three different model number drives that I saw: AD-7200A, AD-7201A and AD-7220A.
I see comments that NEC AD-7200 models are good. And that some Optiarc models are the same as Lite-Ons. I have nothing against Lite-On, I just read that some people tend to favor the older drives and try to get replacements for them on eBay.
Are any of the â€œSony NEC Optiarcâ€ models I mentioned any good? Or is Lite-On still the way to go?