My lite-on finally died a couple weeks ago (it was free ) and so I’ve been looking for a new ODD. As you all know it is difficult to find a good ODD these days so I finally decided to register and ask this question. What ODD do you recommend for ripping and burning? I’ve found both a NEC 3550a and SH-S203N OEM. The samsung is 1/4 the cost of the NEC but that could be for a reason. Everyone I’ve talked to that has had the NEC said it produced some of their best burns ever and is very reliable, but I haven’t exactly heard bad things about the samsung either. Which one would you recommend I get (or a third unlisted option)?
Thanks in advance.