Pioneer 109D can be made to rip faster than most but has problems with bitsetting as I recall. NEC will do bitsetting but has problems with ripping. LG does some bitsetting and rips OK. All will burn very well, as will BenQ when they work. There is no single best drive, most of us have our favorites and many of us buy more than one. If you jump in without taking the time to see if you need any of the different features, you might later wish you had a different model.
NEC, Pioneer, LG, BenQ, and Plextor will all do well burning on the Verbatim media you mention. If you are absolutely sure that all you will want to do is data and DVDs to MCC, the Pioneer will do very well and will rip very fast with a firmware switch. If you don’t want to mess with firmware hacks the rip speed will depend on the media you intend to rip. Let us know more about how you plan to burn DVDs.