Hi, sorry for the question... I've been lurking for a while to get some hints but still can't make my mind up. I just want use it to back up my video files I get from the net.
The locale where I reside has limited burners available:
a. Liteon 1633s
b. LG GSA-4160B
c. Samsung TS-H552U
d. Pioneer DVR Ao8XLA
e. TDK 1616DLN
(a, b, and c are similarly priced while d and e are an extra 35% more)
My criteria for a burner are as follows:
a. Very little coasters produced (Branded media here are VERY VERY VERY
expensive where I live)
b. Wider range of media can work with the drive
Not so important is:
a. Write speed... 10 minutes, 20 minutes... whatever
My Questions are:
1) I've read a lot of good things about NEC drives. Is the TDK1616DLN a rebranded NEC? If so, which NEC model is it equivalent to? I would like to read some more reviews on this drive.
2) I'm prepared to pay the extra 35% for the TDK if it's really gonna be better, otherwise I'm tossing up between the Liton and Samsung. Can anyone assist me as to which they think is the best drive to purchase?