Seriously?? I mean how do you people get through the day without asking total strangers on a forum these questions?
Jump in the pool and go try it out. Then you can reply to the next person about your experiences in buying the cheapest/most expensive DVD burner out there.
If you want NERO, then make sure its included - you typically pay more for it - I prefer the free IMGBURN personally. Nero has too much bloat for my tastes.
There is very little difference in DVD drives nowadays. You can pay $30 or youy can pay $60. But just go do it for goodness sakes. While drives can do 22X or 24X speeds, most media is 16x. I know someone will say X is better or Yis the worst, but are you going to believe them?
I mean its not like we are talking about the last purchase you will ever make - are we?
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LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support Retail
Pros: It works, includes a free Nero burning software among attachment cables and screws for a good price.
With out BlueRay - for the most reliable CD reader (ripping) - id' go with the Sony Optiarc AD7240S. - This is I think overall one of the cleaner drives. The Lite-On iHAS324 doesn't handle errors quite as well.
None of the Blue Ray players I've looked at handle CD's as well as the Optiarc, that said if you need blue-ray - I think I'd go with Pioneer BDR-203BK while the CD error correction isn't quite as good as the Optiarc, the DVD correction is better than average.