Ok I am also considering one of the three. As there is no 16x media available in the UK for the places I have checked (121cdr) then 8x is the top speed media. The NEC (from what I have read) does not like some types of media, so the best option is the LG as the new firmware will allow bitsetting right? I am going to order one today and I don't want to have to close my eyes and pick one
The LG GSA4160B retail is £58 at ebuyer and the pioneer 108 oem is £56. Both instock and both in my basket but which to remove (or even add???) hmmmm
If it makes a difference the DVDRW will be connected to IDE1 as slave - should it be master? I am going to install my SATA drive at the same time as the DVDRW and remove the old HDD which was master and make the other drive master instead and the DVDRW slave.