I currently have two “ancient” ODDs in my computer : LG GSA-4120B and GCC-4521B.
And they served me well, over the past 2+ years.
Mainly to backup 3D models I created with Strata 3D to DVD-RAM Type 2 and CD-RW.
Now I want to add some new drives to my PC.
I browsed this forum and looked at what drives the long term members have in their signatures. Then read their and other replies regarding these drives, to find out why they are favored.
Then I added my own preferences.
For CD/DVD ROM : Excellent and fast error correction and ripping. DVD-RAM Type 2 support.
For DVD RW : No Lightscribe, no Labelflash. Good to excellent burns. DVD-RAM Type 2 support. Quality scans. Less important : Excellent and fast error correction and ripping.
Media most often used by me : Verbatim/Infiniti MCC 003/004, OPTODISC OR8/R16 and Maxell MXL16 DVD-RAM Type 2 (single sided, removeable disc)
What I ended up with are these :
CD/DVD ROM drives :
CD/DVD RW :
LG DVD GSA-H22N
NEC DVD AD-7170
Samsung DVD SH-S182D
But there is a bit of information that I cannot find and now asking for.
To make up my mind I need some advice as to which of these drives would work well together.
Meaning they should cover eachothers weaknesses/asses, and make do-all Twins, Triplets, Quadruplets, Quintuplets …
Feel free to recommend another drive, but please backup your recommendation.
(Due to information overload I might have missed it.)