I am new to the forum & I have narrowed my purchasing choice between
the Samsung SW-252B & LiteOn LTR-52327S drives.
(LiteOn is only $5 more)
I am upgrading from an Old Yamaha SCSI
- the 32X rewrite of the LiteOn is not that important to me as I can't even
find 24X rewrite CDRW where I live - only 10X
Whats is important to me:
- Build Quality of Drive
- Data Writing Accuracy(minimal/no errors)
- Media Compatability
- Reliable drive
- Quiet drive is Preferrable
- Good support with drive flash updates in the future
From the reviews I have read:
Samsung Pros: Quiet, seems Well Made, 8MB Buffer
Samsung Cons: Must hold button for 5 seconds to enable 52X CDR reading, Lacks Audio leadin/out
LiteOn Pro: High media compatability, Full 52X CDR Reading
LiteOn Cons: Reports that Drive is Very "Noisy" when reading & writing,
Also read a review that CD Tray is "Flimsy" & the drive is NOT of high build quality
Q1: I am curious as to how much more noisy is the LiteOn compared to the Samsung drive ??
Q2: Is the LiteOn CD Tray Flimsy as was reviewed ??
Q3: Any suggestions as to which is the better drive to buy based on my criteria ??
Any help would be greatly appreciated