What drive should I be looking into for playback use only? I use separate drives for reading and writing, but I read a lot of disks. In reality, I have burned out about 6 DVD-ROM's from reading burned DVD's for data, general playback of DVD's, and CD ripping. I currently want something that is quiet and yet doesn't cost too much.
I prefer OEM, as I already playback software, and anything bundled will be a waste. However, that is for the cost factor. I have seen frives that are $50-$75, but I keep getting mixed reviews and info.
If you make a suggestion, please be model specific, not just maker.