My birthday is coming up and i am looking for a good/great CD/DVD-RW -R+R to ask the parents about. I am thinking about a good 8x - 10x speed one. After some research, it is down to the NEC 2510A and the Lite On 832S. The difference being being about $20 in price. Since my parents are getting this for me, the small price difference is meaningless.
SO, the question is, which is better? I judge betterness on reliablity, speed, firmware support, and durablity.
I posted this on Anandtech forums, and while i got a bunch of votes for the NEC, not a single person supplied a damn review to a link. Review links (specificially of the NEC vs the Lite On) are welcome.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by menorton on 07/09/04 04:43 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
I did a brief look at what people and reviews were saying and the NEC is not as good at reading discs as the Lite-on. So basically if you want to burn a disc or rip a disc you would need another drive.
The Liteon is probably the better drive out of the two, but that last review here on tom's showed another drive as being better yet than the liteon. Depends on what you want though. I think these dl burners are still fledgling and we'll have to see how many more of these drives improve with better firmware.
<i><font color=blue>Edited by Scamtron on 10/11/01 09:58 PM
Windows still doesn't support Mt. Rainier, so Mt. Rainier support matters very little at this moment.
IIRC, DVD-RAM can be used like floppy disc without assistance of any special packet writing software. And DVD-RAM discs has 10x theoritical write number limit comapred to DVD -RW/+RW (10000 time for DVD-RAM and 1000 time for DVD -RW/+RW)