I found this site and it's forum by chance, when checking a review of a CyberDrive DVD-ROM drive.
I currently have an AOpen COM4016 COMBO drive, and it is a constant pain in the backside.
It will not read CD's it has written itself, yet other machines can read the discs just fine. It has lots of trouble keeping up with DVD playback, resulting in video freezing, etc...
I have decided to replace it.
PC-GUIDE forums suggested that combo drives are not very good, and that you really should have seperate drives for DVD reading, and CD-writing. This does make a kind of sence, as the disc geometry between DVD and CD discs are quite different, so it makes me wonder, how a combo drive can keep the focus between the two different formats!
Anyway, can anyone here, suggest a drive/brand to avoid, and/or one to suggest?
There are so many different ones, it becomes a little mind boggling!
Currently looking at CyberDrive.
Thinking of getting 1x DM166D, and 1x CW099D.
What are your thoughts?