I’m sure this question comes up a lot but I’ve read all the pro’s and cons of the various drives and I’,m still undecided.
My basic ‘must-haves’ are at least 4X and -R and +R, decent CD-R speed i.e at least 24x which rules out the Pioneer A06.
The Lite-On 8x sounds good but there’s the issue with restricted media support and now this new thing about bitsetting. I can’t find out which other drives support this feature.
Then there is the LG 4040. DVD-RAM would be nice but I’ve read some negative reports about build quality and read-speed.
My ideal would be the Plextor, except for the price!
Any further pointers or factors to consider?