DVD Writer Required

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  1. ArCElM

    ArCElM Banned

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    Hi,

    I burn allot of movies n tv shows to DVD for viewing on my DVD player.

    My current one is breaking, so please could somebody give me some advice on a really good, reliable, quality one to get.

    I have been looking at this one http://www.scan.co.uk/products/lg-g...dl-dvdplusrw-x8-rwx6-12xram-sata-black-retail

    But I have NO idea at all what I am looking for, please any advice or information would be so very much appreciated.

    Thanks allot.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, is there anything that will do the job better than the one i am looking at?

    Thanks.
     
  4. jeffmorris

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    Pioneer DVD drives
     

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    they all eventually break.

    they are a bargain at $20 or less, so buy two and keep one aside as a spare.
    I prefer the asus or samsung dvd burners over the LG, but like i said they all eventually break. Buy based on price and free shipping.
     
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    I have this one:
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

    Quiet, fast, no issues whatsoever. I have burned approximately 1.6 teraflops of data so far on it. Have had it for about 2 months.
     
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    I've had 6 Samsung DVD drives I'm sure why but they always stopped suddenly reading and writing hence why I swapped to LG

    Also oddly enough if you own a Samsung HDD in the UK you return it to london for a swap but for the DVD drive you need to send it to company overseas o_O wtf

    I've had this LG one since 2008 (which replaced yet another Samsung drive) it only needed a firmware update and it was all good no problems at all

    Not sure what why but Samsung HDD's are awesome but the ODD aren't
     
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    I say LiteOn or LG been very reliable and cheap. I currently have a ASUS Blu-Ray Burner too early to say ya or nay but so far I am happy with the performance.
     

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    My DVD Writer is Pioneer DVR-216D ATA drive that came with my custom-built computer and it worked fine for a few years. I had "cheaper" DVD writers fail on me.
     
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    ive owned 2 Pioneer DVD drives and both crapped out on me shortly after purchase. I have an ASUS DVD Drive now and it has been going good for a few years, granted i dont use it much.
     
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    Ive been using some non name DL DVD burner for the past forever, IDE connection

    Just recently upgraded my mobo and it has no IDE slots so started using the laptop to burn stuff - don't think i`m gonna be buying a new one, I rarely use it as it is, and can't see any reason in the future to ever need one - everything I do is either downloaded or copied by flash

    If I buy a game I`ll rip it on the laptop and use the ISOs

    Optical media is dead this end
     
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    Quick question.

    How do you plan to format? If you ever do, or need to, if something screws up?

    OR when you install a new CPU / Motherboard and you have to format. How do you do that without a boot disk?
     
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    Microsoft has a free tool to put win 7 on a flash drive, it installs so much faster (under 10mins flash drive to ssd install), I've never installed win 7 from a DVD do everything from flash drive.
    www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

    As for the thread, both my PC's have LG writers, a 3yr old ide and an 18 month sata, both been great.
     

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    Hum...All my games come on dvd...Harddrives and Flashdrives can and WILL fail...However the dvd hidden in the top of my closet...Safe...
     
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    I don't own any flash drives.

    DVDs are cheap. Can get a pack of 50 for 12$.

    That's like 50 movies right there. :p
     

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