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DVD+/-RW Advice

indyjones

OSNN.net Adventurer
#1
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
 

ElementalDragon

The One and Only
#7
Hipster Doofus said:
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.
 

Kush

High On Life!
#8
indyjones said:
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
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
 

Kush

High On Life!
#11
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
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#12
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).
 

indyjones

OSNN.net Adventurer
#16
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 :(
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#17
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.
 

American Zombie

Administrator
Staff member
Political User
#20
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.
 

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