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Best DVD+-RW DRIVE

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by Cryptix, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Cryptix

    Cryptix Guest

    Everyone post the best dvd+-rw drive that works best for them... im looking into the market of buying a new one... also say what media you use thx!
     
  2. normlme

    normlme Member

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    i have a nec-3500A seems to work great for just about all dvd burning...like $80...16x/4x/16x DVD+RW, 16x/4x/16x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 48x/24x/48x CD-RW
     
  3. devilhunt

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    pioneer 108 and usualy ritek g04 dvd-r, also have used tdk and fuji(the ones made in japan)
     
  4. jonels

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    i 2nd the pioneer 108 as a good drive .. just made a backup of San Andreas with "Mr. DVD 8x -R" (cheapest i could find) at 12x by accident , i left the speed at max in alcohol 120% and it used 12x instead of 8x ??..too late to stop once i realised... anyway the backup plays perfectly just like my original
     
  5. Ifoman

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    Plextor 712A and BenQ1620 with Ritek Ridata 4x.med code:RICOHJPNR01
     
  6. Cryptix

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    is pioneer 108 a dual layer burner?
     
  7. jonels

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    yes its dual layer
     
  8. mcnoodle

    mcnoodle Regular member

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    NEC 2500A cheap amd works perfect for ps2 games :D
     
  9. cumbuckit

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    hey devilhunt, i own a pioneer 108 as well..... but my burning of ps2 games arn't that sucessful, i know u use ritek or tdk for media, but do u use +r's or -r's? and which program u prefer to burn with? most of my games takes forever to load (to a point that its not playable)..... i would guess its a media problem huh?
     
  10. $$$$

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    my plextor px-504a (+ drive) is perfect, not 1 coaster, its only 4x but it doesnt matter as you should burn your games at the slowest speed. I use bulkpaq media, i got 50 disks for £8!
     
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    @Cryptix
    On selecting a drive that would be totally your choice but if you were to ask the majority of experienced users they would tell you that the NEC ND-3500AG is your best choice, not only because it is a 16X DVD-\+R 4X Dual Layer writer but the amount of unofficial firmware support that the drive has, as is the drive's different firmware is still being tested and modded for highest quality possible while overspeeding the media for example Ritek G04 4X DVD-R at 12X and so on. If you are interested here's a two good links for firmware modding aka beta firmware [Liggy and Dee's beta firmwares] for NEC ND-3500
    http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=110311&page=1&pp=25
    [Quikee 3500AG 2.18 Version 2 Firmware] for NEC ND-3500
    http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=115690

    @cumbuckit
    I would recommend using TDK DVD-R 4X MID (TTG01) or 8X MID (TTG02)
     
  12. mcnoodle

    mcnoodle Regular member

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    $$$$ lol I use bulkpaq too lol there so cheap but they work lOL
    not 1 coaster from me nethier :D
    ive backed up
    urbz
    fifa 2005
    pro evo 3
    pr evo 4
    metal gear solid 3 snake eater(dl it and its ntsc and i got in to work in colour :D)
    GTA san andreas
    and a lot more to come this christmas !!!:)
     
  13. Cryptix

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    thanks guys... im still in a toss up between the pioneer and the nec one... since that guy said he had problems with the pioneer i might have to go with nec depending on price
     
  14. XhyDra

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  15. Cryptix

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    although a great price... i'm in canada so i have to pay first for the exchange then for the fuckin tax on the way over the border... so id be paying upwards of like 150 bucks CDN cause u guys love to tax stuff comin over the border hahahah
     
  16. Cryptix

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    got 3500a, great choice, works fantastic, thanks for help
     
  17. rafer11

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    i asked for a pioneer dvr-108 for christmas.
     

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