Is a DVD-ROM better than a DVD-RW? - what about a DVR-112D

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Pokerman11, May 22, 2007.

  1. Pokerman11

    Pokerman11 Member

    I presently use a a Samsung S182M and I also have an older Artec 16X DVD-ROM. Latest firmware on the Samsung, generic windows drivers on the ARtec.

    Here is the rub, I'm able to get better reads out of the Artec than the Samsung.

    Once in a while I get some read errors from the Artec but not that often.

    I use the Artec as my reader then the Samsung as my burner.

    This week I am trying to back up "Planet Earth" for my kids. I can get the Artec to read better than the Samsung. But still can't seem to get a burn made.

    I am now thinking of just getting a Pionner DVR-112D and replace the Artec. But before I do that, I was wondering if there are some reviews on the 112d - it looks like the latest pionner but not reviewed yet.
  2. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

  3. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    If you can't get a good burn I would guess the DVDRW is more at fault than the DVD-ROM. Personally, I would shy away from Samsung DVDRW's.