The BEST burner is the TDK Velo 16/10/40.. they dont cost to much either. THey are the best for several reasons.. they can copy ANY cd with clone cd even the Safe Disk 2 protected CDs with no problem.. They have burn proof buffer underrun prevention so you can use your comp and burn cds without messing up the cd.. they are rock solid and stable... i have never burn a coaster (well maybe 1 or 2 because of software problems) and i have burn over 200 cds with it. Besices being well built, fast, full of features, and just darn awesome they look neat to!
go with the TDK 16/10/40 its the best!!!
Plextor and HP are suppossed to be the best. Sonys are terrible. I owned a sony 1 year ago that wasn't compatible with 1/2 the burning software that was out at the time. I would never buy a sony burner, imho
I have an older hp that does its job now, and i'm happy with it. I will eventually get a plextor tho
But you gotta keep in mind what is compatibile with the software you wanna use. I have used HPs for 4 years straight now. First with my HP 7200 and now I have a 9300. Roxio CD Creator has been a real pain in butt to get on and it isn't working still. So..... good luck.
I just bought a Mirami (I know I’ve never heard of them either) but after having a look on the web I found they have really good reviews. It is a 24x Write 10x Re-Write and 40x Read, it is also fully BurnProof, not “JustLink” and it works with all the software I have tried it on.
I can now burn a 700mb CD in around 2.5mins. Not bad seeing as it only cost me less that £90 brand new!
I agree.. they both suck... go with the TDK 16/10/40 or the 24x version.. they will copy all cds even the safedisk 2 protected ones! And with burnproof they NEVER make a bad cd.. and they don't cost that much eathier.. i really think you are making a mistake if you get one of those 2 burners.. TDK all the way!
Go for the sony, it's got built in burn-proof tech, but the ricoh is good as well and i believe that that version of the sony comes with the inbuilt memory stick reader, but i could be wrong.
Anyway my opinion is Sony with Burnproof all the way