Buying a DVD rewriter drive: Advice needed please:

  djfree 20:41 19 Mar 2004

Hi all,
I am about to invest in a DVD rewriter drive and was wondering has anybody bought this drive and give me any good or bad points on it: The drive is a MSI DVD-burner IDE DR4-A and the specs are as follows:

MSI DR4-A takes less time than the CD-R drive to complete a 4.7GB DVD+R or DVD-R disc. ABS Technology absorbs shock and reduces vibrations, making reading and writing of discs more accurate. MSI DR4-A also supports HD-BURN (High Density Burn). This writing technology can record twice the capacity of specified CD-R discs. An 8 MB Internal Buffer dramatically increases the success and quality when the drive is recording data.

Product Description MSI DR4-A - disk drive - DVD±RW - IDE
Device Type DVD±RW drive
Enclosure Type Internal
Interface IDE
Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.6 cm x 18.3 cm x 4.2 cm
Weight 1 kg
Optical Storage 1 x DVD±RW - 5.25" x 1/2H
Read Speed 40x (CD) / 12x (DVD)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 4x (DVD-R) / 4x (DVD+R)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed 10x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW)
Buffer Size 8 MB
Buffer Underrun Protection BURN-Proof
OS Required Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP

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