I currently have a NEC 3520a, with which I'm pretty happy. Since discovering this forum, I'm losing my mind with optical media and now I need something to scan with (NEC can't do scans, and I only have DVD-ROM drives on hand, who's results are useless). So I'd like a recommendation on which writer to buy for semi-exclusive scanning work. I may burn a DVD with it once in a blue moon, but it'll mostly be used for scanning. Therefore it's important that it should last long while performing reading duty (some people "save" their writers by not reading with them). Writing speed is not important, especially if I can save some $.
Currently I'm looking at the BenQ 1620, but KProbe2 doesn't work with it. The Lite-On 811S that everybody seems to use doesn't seem to be available anymore.