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Optical Drive Brands

RagnaroK

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#1
Hi all,
Need some opinions. I'm planning to buy a new burner and have been looking around for the right brand. Personally, Sony optical drives have served me extremely well, while Creative drives are great paper weights. :p
What do you guys think? What brand optical drives have been serving you well? Thanks. :D

RaG
 
#2
I can make 3 recommendations:

Lite-on

Lite-on

Lite-on

Sony is over priced, the models I had noisier, and since Sony makes and sells one of the CD copy protection schemes less backup copy friendly.

Figure about $50 for a "whatever the current speed is (52X burn?)" Lite-on.
 

RagnaroK

Must be dreaming...
#6
Lite-on huh... haven't used Lite-on before, so I don't have any experience with them. How's their longevity?

And how about DVD-ROMs? Do you guys suggest the same brands? Thanks!

RaG

P.S. Going to buy one soon, so would like some prompt answers please. Thanks.
 

RagnaroK

Must be dreaming...
#7
Originally posted by Ragnarok
Lite-on huh... haven't used Lite-on before, so I don't have any experience with them. How's their longevity?

And how about DVD-ROMs? Do you guys suggest the same brands? Thanks!

RaG

P.S. Going to buy one soon, so would like some prompt answers please. Thanks.
Sorry to double post and nag... but I would please like some answers about the above! :)
Thanks.

RaG
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#9
Originally posted by Ragnarok
Lite-on huh... haven't used Lite-on before, so I don't have any experience with them. How's their longevity?
never hear anything bad about lite-on and that's about as good of a longevity claim as you can ask for. if people aren't complaining about lite-on's busting, then they probably aren't.

LG is decent, as well.

not sure about dvdrom. i'm sure any dvdrom from a top quality cdrw manufacturer would be plenty good. pioneer dvdroms are decent.
 
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Daviepants

Guest
#13
Lite-on is good quality for a good price.

I bought a SONY, and I regret it. :( It cost me $200 a few years ago, and now there are better burners out there for a quarter of the price.
 
#14
Plextor PlexWriter Premium. A "two sheep" burner at that. Price is excellent, right around $100.00 (USDA) +/-. Lite-on are good burners but do not outlast a Plextor.
 

RagnaroK

Must be dreaming...
#15
Originally posted by Daviepants
I bought a SONY, and I regret it. :( It cost me $200 a few years ago, and now there are better burners out there for a quarter of the price.
Same here, though, I didn't regret it... I now just want more speed! :D

Originally posted by SnookBooger
Plextor PlexWriter Premium. A "two sheep" burner at that. Price is excellent, right around $100.00 (USDA) +/-. Lite-on are good burners but do not outlast a Plextor.
I have heard a lot about Plextor, but it is a bit expensive for me, even though that would be my choice if I had the money. Thanks 4 the help guys!! :D
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#16
It doesn't matter what brand you get as long as they're going to be in the market for a long time.
Plextor and LiteOn makes quite good ones.
I've had my LiteOn one for about 2 years now and it's still working perfectly.
 

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