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Best Dual Burner –
Whats the best dual layer burner out now i am looking at the NEC 3520 or Pioneer DVR-108 whice is the most compatible i have read the pioneer has problems with nero .
I'd go for the NEC, though for the 3540. The 3520 has some serious jitter/beta problems that prevent it from reading DVD-R/DVD+R disks at 16x correctly.
Ive allways been a fan of pioneer dvd burners my first was 106,I now have the 108 and each one of them had the hacked firmware and I have never had any problems so I would recomend the pioneer 109
NEC drives have better hacked firmwares and support more media than Pioneer. Not to mention that the Pioneer drives are slow readers and have terrible PI/PO test capability.
I personally like Pioneer drives. Plextors are good, but rather expensive. NEC 3540 are relatively new, at least in the U.S.
If you want to be able to change booktypes, I heard Lite-ons are good.
I dont use mine for reading at all,thats why I have a samsung dvd rom
Originally Posted by uns97
But we dont officially get nec here in South Africa so I never could try one ,pitty though
Edit: Forgot to mention: I never had any problems with my pioneer 108 and nero,also just some advice stay away from LG/Goldstar DVD writers,I had it returned 3 times allready this year,each time it was replaced with a new one and worked about a mounth then got focus on track errors.
the NEC are cheaper and get the job done.
Are LG models good for burning dual layer backups?
Uh, the Pioneer 108 is long out of date. The Pioneer 109 has been out for a while now. Anyways, either the NEC 3540 or the Pioneer 109 are excellent choices provided you have up to date firmware for them.
Originally Posted by Legen
The Pioneer 109 does it automatically for D/L media and if you get the buffalo firmware update the 109 will change the booktype on single layer media as well. Lite-Ons IMHO are one of the worst choices. Very fussy with media.
Originally Posted by jon_jon