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**Read First** Dvd Burners.. What to look for?! **

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Ripper, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. callistra

    callistra Member

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    What do people think of the new Plextor 800a? Or should I try to find a 716a on ebay.. My BenQ Dw1655 wants to retire. It's starting to make this really nasty grinding noise.. oddly when i push on it from the top through my casing this stops.. sometimes.. in kind of an unpredictable varying kind of way. Maybe something got loose inside the drive?
     
  2. cybrspwn

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    i found a fast and reliable dl dvd burner the pioneer dvr 112d its the fastest of its class and i couldnt find any problems on the net that hav occured with this 1
     
  3. Ripper

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    For the most part Pioneer's are great drives - you got a good one there.
     
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    even some pioneers are crapy not a lot of them i guess and the dvr 112d is $38 at centrecom sunshine, VIC,Australia and its black/beige
     
  5. Ripper

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    That's why I put "For the most part". Learn to read and punctuate, please.
     
  6. slimmy

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    How cheap can you get a CD drive for? 50 bucks? 100?
     
  7. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh my much much less than that! Where are you located slimmy?
    If you just want a cd burner - $20
     
  8. Ripper

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    May I ask why you want merely a CD writer?

    Hi binkie :)

    How are you?
     
  9. cybrspwn

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    what country r u from binki7 and ripper
     
  10. slimmy

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    I'm in the United States. I think I could possibly end up going to best buy today.
     
  11. slimmy

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    I just want to be able to play cd games and such.
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    slimmy I'm in the US too (ripper is in the uk).
    Check out newegg for some great deals.
    You might want to look at getting a dvd burner - will burn & read cds & dvds. Look at LiteOn or Pioneer - they shouldn't be more than $40.
    CD burner at newegg is $20 or less.

    Hi Ripper
    Doing ok til tomorrow - op day - eck!
     
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    I recommend u get the pioneer 112d black dl dvd burner 18x i know here in Australia u can get it 4 $38 100% brand new not sure about America and if u want the sata version of it its the pioneer 212d sata dvd re-writer, Plus i looked on the net and haven't found any problems with these 2 drives example burning and reading prob's as i mentioned b4 unlike lite-on wich my bro got with his p4 and it stoped reading and writing all together and he got it 2 now read and write dvd but not cd so he has 2 switch drives when using cd

    i know im not good with punctuation and that stuff

    good price
    good quality
    good brand
    good speeds
    all good
     
  14. Ripper

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    Oh right K, hope it all goes ok! Get in touch over at BB or something maybe? :)

    And I'm with them, a dvd burner is a better option as it's will still let you play/burn cds anyway. the price difference is minimal for the advantages gained.
     
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    I don't know much about computer drives. My PC came with a drive, as all should. How do I tell if mine can burn DVDs or not? I am guessing it has something to do with the logos on the front of the drive. Mine just says Compact Disk ReWritable High Speed, and nothing else.
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi DHua
    Look up the make and model & google it or post it back here to find out if it can burn dvd's.
    To find the make and model right click on my computer>properties>hardware tab>device manager. Click on the + next to DVD/CD Rom drives - the make on model will be listed there.
     
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    I've been getting the cycle redundancy check error too much now on my home pc which has a SONY DVD RW DRU-500A burner in it. I've switched media and same thing. At first I was using dvd xcopy and never had an problem unitl recently. I then moved to dvd shrink and now I'm still getting the error. I than tried AnyDVD and Clone DVD. Same results.

    So I'm looking into buying a new burner. I want to be able to use it with my IBM T40 notebook and my home pc in my office. So I've narrowed my choices down to the Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-212DBK - OEM based on the reviews I've read about hear.

    I want to place it in this External Drive Enclosure.

    My question I have is about the SATA connection. Will this matter since I'm using a External Drive Enclosure? If yes is there a way around it or should I just buy the ATA version?

    Another issue I have is I like the Lighscribe feature since i don't burn a lot of dvds the train on the laser shouldn't be affected too much. so which burner would be my next choice that has this feature?
     
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  18. cleanface

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    Thanks guys! The info help me out alot. I brought my Lite-On DVD Burner at Wal-mart for $44.00 dollars in the United States. I purchase a HP computer from the same place and it came a Samsung DVD Burner which I tried to add DVD-ROM with no avail.

    Keep the inside information flowing!

    Wise men don't need advice; fools won't take it. -Ben Franklin
     
  19. Ripper

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    Glad you found the info useful :)
     
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    Wise men don't need advice; fools won't take it. -Ben Franklin[/quote]

    actually a true wise man knows.......... ....wen to run like a little bitch *runs away* (got it from an anime called desert punk lol)
     

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