I either pop in a 40 buck unit and count on replacing it in a few years or get one of those slot loading Plextors and hope it lasts 2 years.
-> It's a real problem since these are commodity items with no maker looking to make a 5 or 10 year device.
I am building my first system from the ground up and need a recommendation for a reliable DVD burner. I will be using a Intel E6400 CPU. I would like a SATA drive, but I intend an Intel DG965WH MoBo, so Ithink I can use either connector. I am not a gamer (although I do enjoy the occassional game), but it is mostly for my home office and general use.