NO ides about the current Verbatim media, but if they have th same standards you should have any issues with them.
but do I still need to worry about scans when buying a Pioneer 2208 drive?
Pioneer drives are very good burners, I never had any issues with them.
If so,would I benefit more from buying a so so burner that is a good scanner like a Liteon iHBS-312 \ Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
Well, if you only need one drive you could get away with a liteon, and you should have any burning issues as long as you can get good media.
I would prefer to have two drives, not only for scanning but also to have the option to use which drive gives the best result with the current media that i am using.