Which drive to go with RICOHJPNR01?


I need a drive to go with spindles of RICOHJPNR01 (Maxell) I have just bought. For me, the top two contenders for these discs are the NEC 2500 ($95 CDN) and the BENQ 822 ($78 CDN). Also, the 2510 is now available here at $126 CDN.

Any suggestions on which drive I should go for?

Thanks :slight_smile:

I have burned lots of RICOHJPNR01 (Tevion) with my NEC 2500 without problems at 4x. I also tried 6x and 8x with Herrie’s latest firmwares but afterwards the discs had a few errors. But I don’t care for these 5 extra minutes when writing at only 4x.

RICOHJPNR01 is in my opinion verys reliable my BTC 1004IM burns it wihtout high pi/po scores and my LiteOn SOHW-832S has so far the best results wit these Medias (and mcc 01 rg20)
RICOHJPNR01: http://club.cdfreaks.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4894
MCC 01 RG 20: http://club.cdfreaks.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5120
RICOHJPNR02: http://club.cdfreaks.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5122

Just about any drive does well with RICOHJPNR01. Dunno about Pioneer, as I’ve heard it mentioned that Ricoh R01 is the Achilles’ (sp?) heel of the Pios. Never owned a Pio to verify this.

I can say that Ricoh R01 is the favorite media type of LiteOn drives, and it burns at 8x beautifully… PI averages < 0.5 many times. But as I said, it also burns well on many other drives… it’s just that the LiteOns are the ones that I have the most experience with. :wink: I’ve burned about 100 of 'em already…

Between your two contenders I would say the Benq 822. Quality would be about the same but speed would be about 8:20 for the Benq and 10:30 for the NEC.