Lots of people viewing this but no replies yet… … PLEASE HELP !!
I am seriously trying to make the “best decision” as to which SATA internal DVD±RW to purchase !! I just purchased a brand new Dell XPS410 that came with one TSST TS-H653A (a.k.a. Samsung SH-S183A) which I will keep in the “top” bay and use as my “player”. In my other computers I have (IDE) Lite-On’s(two in one computer) 165P6S and in another computer I have one Sony 810 (a.k.a. BenQ 1640) with a BenQ “player” in the top bin of that machine.
My brand new Dell XPS410 is running MS Windows VISTA (Home Premium) and Roxio EMC 8. The overall “feel” of the OEM SH-183A is really a “flimsy” unit. Perhaps the internals and electronics are decent , I don’t know, but the tray has an overall “junk and sloppy” feel. Sure I’ve burned with it, but just a few DVD’s and a few CD’s.
I have NO desire or “need” to purchase a new DVD±RW with LightScribe… don’t use it and just one more thing to “fail” in my opinion… so this rules out the Samsung SH-183L.
I heard all the “buzz” of the soon to be released (mid-Feb. ??) LITE-ON SATA LH-20A1S and that has me “interested”…
I also hear “rave reviews” on the highly-in-demand LITE-ON SH-16A7S-06 which NewEgg just can’t keep enough in stock…
BUT… this little Devil :a on my shoulder keeps telling me to “…BUY THE PLEXTOR 755SA…” it has gotten GREAT reviews and made LOTS of people who purchased them very, very happy (well the vast majority of purchasers !!)… “… SPEND THE BUCKS $$…” it will have the “solid quality construction” I desire, but at a premium price… then just as I go and am one-click away from pressing “place order”… this little Angel on the OTHER shoulder says to me “… DON’T do it… TOO MUCH $$$$…”
What should this confused, middle aged Computer Geek do ???