apasa wrote:I wanted to check the reviews of these models but they are not listed. Do you have any personal experience with them? Which one would you recommend if the write quality is the first priority and the second is the model reliability?
I never got around to reviewing the H62N and Pioneer has been kinda silly about things so I'm not reviewing any more of their drives.
Other questions what also interest me is:
-Would you still give 10/10 to the Plextor PX-712SA? I mean now it is a bit old and might be some new feature is not available (eg: DL). Would you still recommend if the feature list is OK for me?
-I do not see any 10/10 since the 2004. Does it mean that the writers quality is somewhat lower or just the process and feature list now is so extensive that none can have everything anymore?
The 712SA was and still is a good drive. Would I rate it that high now? Probably not, with Plextor offering faster and in some ways better drives since then.
I've become a bit jaded since 2004. While I catch a lot of hell for drives getting an 8 on average, few get a 9 or 10 these days. Personally, I don't think manufacturers are putting as much effort into their drives. They put out a new model every 3-6 months and do little QA to see if there are problems. If there are problems, the fixes take forever because the engineers are already working on the next model.
-May I ask what writer and media are you using for creating long-term backups (eg: personal fotos, videos or docs).
-How often do you do backup "backup" or renewal of the archives? With other words what do you think what is a usual lifetime of a DVD+-R and CD-Rs?
I use a BenQ DW1640 for archiving. It's not the fastest drive out there but I am confident in its capabilities. As far as media goes, I primarily use Verbatim DVD+R/-R for long term backups. I don't bother backing up to CD-R anymore.