[QUOTE=geno888;2529904]Hi and welcome to the forum
I suggest to get the 7240 :)[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=kg_evilboy;2529944]Optiarc is a good choice. I wouldn’t recommend the Samsung at all though, 22x Samsungs are quite unpopular because of burn quality issues.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the suggestions!
2 votes for Optiarc/Sony!
[QUOTE=wonderwrench;2529991]First off you will need quality media if you want consistent burns with good quality. What brands/mids do you have available?
I vote for the Asus DRW-24B1ST as its a true Lite-On clone using the Mediatek chipset. Lite-On drives that use the Mediatek chipset are great readers, decent burners, support bit setting, media scanning w/jitter. Lite-On drives have more community support than any other brand by far. Tweaked firmware, tools etc.
I picked up an Optiarc AD-7240S because people have been bragging them up but my Asus DRW-24B1ST and Sammy SH-S223L both produce better burns using
Verbatim DVD+R MCC 004 or Verbatim DVD+R CMC MAG 001. I may have gotten a bad one? I have not tested burn quality on other media codes or media types. There have been complaints about the burn quality with the Samsung SH-S223C but from what I see on these forums a firmware update fixed the problems.[/QUOTE]
There is good quality medias near by, like Verbatim
Yes, I was pending to choose Asus DRW-24B1ST before I posted here…
I’ve read some good reviews/articles about it:
Hundreds of mini-reviews here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 (Some of them stated that this writer can easily read very-scratched CDs/DVDs)
For those who recommended 7240…
What makes 7240 better choice than Asus DRW-24B1ST?
Thanks all for the answers!