Hey guys, before I start, I'd just like to thank the people who helped me in the past, when I decided to get my LiteOn DVD+-R/RW last year. Hopefully you guys can shed some light on my current situation in helping me decide which DVD-ROM to replace my oooold
I want a 16X DVD-ROM that is: a) quiet, b) fast, c) able to read DVD+R, +RW, and possibly R DL. I've narrowed down my search, thanks to CDRlabs.com reviews and the forum, between either:
1. The Toshiba-SamSung hybrid, SD-M1912, or;
2. LiteOn SOHD-167T.
Perhaps some users here can vouch and chime in their opinions on which one they have and/or heard more great things about. For the SD-M1912, I know it can read +RW and RDL, but am not sure if the 167T can do the same. Also, in regards to the 167T, many here claim it is loud. Perhaps the loudest of them all? Would seem appropriate considering it is one of, if not THE fastest DVD-ROMs out there.. *HOWEVER*, from reading reviews at newegg, a few claim it is quiet. Obviously it's going to be loud when ripping movies, but how about when VIEWING movies?
Because of all the great things said about the 167, I'm leeeeeeeeaning towards that, ESPECIALLY because my LiteOn DVD+-R/RW has been so reliable and fast! However, having had a noisy Pioneer for 4 years (!!), I'm tired of hearing it running and spinning when watching a movie. But perhaps noisy now-a-days means not-so noisy for someone who has had to endure those 4 years w/ an ancient Pioneer 115!
Any and all comments are appreciated. Thanks!