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Dual layer burner for Dell Dimension 8300

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by nyns26, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. nyns26

    nyns26 Guest

    Hello all, I own a Dell Dimension 8300 computer purchased in September 2003. I am in the market to purchase a Dual Layer DVD burner. Can anyone recommend a brand that will easily install in my 8300? Does anyone own a dual layer burner that is installed in their Dimension 8300 and if so which brand and model? What should I avoid? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Bobisnew

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    I got a plextor 708A in my Dell 8200. It works flawlessly, but it isn't dual layer. Plextor makes some of the best dvd burners. Go with the plextor 716.
     
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  3. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    It doesn't matter ... any standard 5.25" drive will fit.

    I would also say go with the Plextor 716.
     
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    Rebates suck I have been waiting 3+ months for my rebate from Plextor for a PX-712A.I always look for the best selling price instead of rebates.I do most of my buisness with Newegg,quick and DEPENDABLE! Plextor makes great drives.
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    jonjakjam,

    Well as first glance you save an extra $20. But the cheapest shipping is $9.98 for ground (usually 5-7 business days).

    Shipping through newegg is $5 and I ordered it Sunday 19th, and it should be here tomorrow or Wednesday.

    So is $15 worth waiting a few extra days? And I don't know if they charge tax .. and at least for me I don't get charged tax when shopping at newegg.
     
  8. jayzad

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    I did not see any software listed as coming with that plextor from newegg. Did anyone see if it did, or is that an extra cost?
    thanks
     
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    If you view the images, it's actually comes in the retail box.
     
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    The link i posted was just a quick 2 minute search and i have no idea if that site is reliable, fast or dependable??

    So I would have to say newegg is probably the best place to get this burner. =P

    Its friday 24th so you should have the 716 now flip.
    Am I right? =)
     
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    Yea, arrived Wednesday. I've been busy (last minute shopping). Hoping to find time this weekend to install it.
     

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