All have fallen to 3 or 5 year design life so while I thought Plextor for a moment it's attack on open source gives me pause. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plextor
Figure 50 bucks for a 2 year drive.
I do backups of super-important data to DVD+Rs. I use only highest quality Verbatim or Sony blank media to make sure that data will be still readable even after ten years. I used ASUS DRW-2014 for burning my DVDs but now its gone.
I look for good replacement of my drive. I do some research for most realible DVD burner. Most of reviews recommends Pioneer DVR-112 or DVR-111 as most realible drive, but these drives are no longer sold.
Is there an alternative for these drives that is sold nowadays and produce the same quality (or even better) of burned media?
Thanks for any advice.