I use the Sony, for both movies and backups, and am well please with it. But there will probably be more up-to-date models, and models by other manufacturers, which would also be recommended by other forum users.
I recently bought a Freecom multiformat DVD writer from click here= and have had no problems so far.The only thing you should watch out for is cheap media, as it is false economy ,and you could end up burning coasters. Another point worth watching out for is you will only get 4X with the correct speed rated media.
FOR: robust, stable, simple to use; disks in their caddies are practically indestructable; two sided disks 9.4 GB(actually about 9.32GB); rewritable for ever, my original disk has been overwritten at least 150 times with never a glitch. I'm so chuffed with DVD RAM that I have given up tempramental CDs.
AGAINST: slow writing and rewriting, will not play on household DVD players, initial cost of disks is high. Just the job for back up though.
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