Hi! New to the forum. Anyway, I need some advice about buying a DVD burner.
I have a limited budget so I was considering 2 options available on Newegg.com.
They are the NEC ND-2500A and the Lite-On SOHW-812S. Both write DVD-R at 8X which is my main concern. However, I’ve heard conflicting reports about those 2. Some people tell me that NEC drives don’t last much and that this drive in particular has a lot of problems reading media in poor condition. Also it would appear that the Lite-On is a bit faster (writing both DVDs and CDs). On the other hand, the Lite-On seems to be a poor performer when writing on cheap media (which I’ll surely be buying).
The NEC drive is also U$3 cheaper and from what I’ve heard, flashing the firmware can make it dual-layer. But I dopn’t know how risky could that be.
Any opinions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.