DVD+/-RW Advice

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by indyjones, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hi all

    Which Dual Layer DVD drive would you buy?

    Open to all makes except NEC as mine just died and was compleatly unimpressed by it :)

    Cheers
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Plextor PX-716A works well for me. I've created DVD + and - just fine. Fast too.
     
  3. Rayski

    Rayski OSNN Junior Addict

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    Sony 720 has been flawless for me. Sony has since come out with 800 series.
     
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Lite-On has always been good for me
     
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  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    ditto
     
  7. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    what he said.

    Only problem i'm having now with one of my lite-on drives is that it seems to have a somewhat flaky time of detecting some DVD's.... usually fixed by ejecting and putting it in again (granted the drive is also like.... 2-3 year old? it's a 4x).

    on a side note: wonder why SATA Optical drives haven't taken off...... Only ever that one from Plextor that costs half an arm and leg.
     
  8. Kush

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    you are just unlucky, ive had my nec for over two years, and made lots of burns with it no problems and it still works fine, even after i updated it to dual layer when it wasnt

    Nec makes the best dvd writers in my opinion
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I have an LG single layer but never had a problem with LG's.
     
  10. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Lg-gsa4167 :)
     
  11. Kush

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    heard of lots of problems with lg, but i havent been too keen on the dvd writer seen in a while so i forgot what they were, the thing that i like about them though, is that they write too all types of blank dvd media
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Can't say much about the dual layers, maybe Lord can comment further, but I've had no ploblem with my LG (also have a LG CDRW in my rig and one in my sister and parent's comp).
     
  13. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    cheeres will look into it thanks all well let you know when its sorted :)
     
  14. indyjones

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    has anybody got a BenQ drive heard alot of good things on the BenQ 1655
     
  15. LeeJend

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    Check the reviews on cdfreaks. They have all the latest info.
     
  16. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    tried cdfreaks but they dont list the BEnQ 1655, they do rave about other mocels though.... Was looking to get a plextor but the newer modles dont seem to support overburning :(
     
  17. kcnychief

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    I just got two of these when Newegg had a sale a week ago.

    LITE-ON Black 16X DVD±RW DVD Burner SHM-165P6S


    Fast, fast, FAST and unbelievably quiet. Standing next to the PC you can't even tell there is one in there.
     
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    BenQ used to be called Acer and I have owned many Acer drives. I found them to be the most reliable of any drives I have owned. I have not owned a BenQ yet but I assume the same quality goes into the product as when the company was named Acer.