First of all, I want to say that I've been spending the whole day searching for info and reviews on dvd-rom's and I'm even more confused than I was when I began my search.
What I want is a dvd that:
- can read all dvd formats
: -&+r/rw (not sure about -ram, but it would be nice to have it). This is my main criteria. The other are optional, but this one and the next one are a must.
- is robust
. I don't like drives that die on me after one year or so. I curently have an 6 years old 32x sony cd-rom that's still working, so I expect the same from any drive
- is as quiet as it can be (especialy during movie playback)
- has good cd-rw read speed (I work a lot with cd-rw's)
- has good error correction
As for performance, of course it would be nice to have a lightning fast drive, but that's not a must. If it can read cd-rw's at more than 8x it will sufice for me.
The problem is that I can't get any brand of dvd there is. So it will have to be one of the following brands: Pioneer, Sony, Asus, Lg, Nec, Toshiba, Teac, MSI, Samsung, Plextor, Lite-on.
I'm sure you can help me get out of this fog I'm into
Damn, this is a long post
. I hope you had the pacience to read it.