Hi. I'm currently weighing up between possibly getting an Asus CRW4012A, or the LiteOn 32xCDRW drive. I've been leaning towards the Asus drive due to the positive posts about them here, & if I understood the reviews of the lite-on's 32x speed & upwards CDRW drives their minimum write speed is 8x vs. the 4x of the Asus 4012A.
And I've read here some posts indicating the Asus 4012A might be a better "all-rounder" for playing/reading Audio CD's as well as coping wit the latest protections.
But if I understand correctly the Asus drives aren't as good compatibility wise with CDR/RW media brands. At the moment the most common CDR & RW media I can access are as follows...
CDR: Kodak Ultima 80min Silver & Gold 12x
Mitsui Gold 74min 650Mb 12x
TDK 650Mb 74Min 12x
Verbatim 650Mb 12x I think-Only used once
CDRW: Kodak CDRW 650Mb/74Min 1-4x
Verbatim 650Mb 1-4x (haven't tried yet).
If I end up getting the Asus CRW-4012A (& I'm leaning towards that.),what's it's compatiblity like with those CDR/RW media listed above?
I'd appreciate users thoughts,I want to make an order soon, this is amongst the deciding factors of which way to go-:
a pity the Liteon's don't seem to burn lower than 8x speed, something which I prefer for home VCD creation's & audio stuff....& the audio protection issues too I guess.