don't know what dvd writer to buy!!

I wold like to buy a new DVD writer and do not know which one to buy. I'd like some help pls. have heard that LG had a good DVD writers but don't know how much they have evolved sine i last heard the rummer. i don't care too much about the price. but I'd like one less then 80$ if possible.
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  1. Since no one wanted to help I'll ask another way. if you were to buy a dvd writer which one would you buy?
  2. IMHO, they are all about the same. Should be able to get one for $30-$40 US. If you like LG, should be no reason not to buy this one...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136114
  3. Hi Maiketh,

    If you live in the USA, then I would suggest you go to NewEgg site. They have most of all the major brands and also reviews from buyers to help you make your decision.
    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=5&name=CD-DVD-Burners

    Now if you are from the UK, then go to these e-tailors.
    http://www.dabs.com/homepage.aspx

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/store/Components

    http://www.scan.co.uk/

    Since I do not know what your computer system specs and case color are, I will give you a few choices from NewEgg.

    ASUS 18X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe & 14X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model DRW-1814BLT-Retail $35.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135146

    ASUS 18X DVD±R LightScribe Burner with QuieTrack Tech Beige PATA Model DRW-1814BL BG - OEM $28.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135154

    Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner, OEM Version Black SATA Model AWG170S-B2 - OEM $32.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131047

    Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model AW-Q170A-B2 - OEM $30.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131038

    SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-202B/BEBN - OEM $32.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151153

    SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model SH-S182D/BEBE - OEM $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151133

    LG Electronics Black LG Super Multi 18x SATA DVD Burner GSA-H62NK, 10x DVD+/-R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 12x DVD-RAM - OEM $30.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136120

    LG 18X DVD±R Lightscribe DVD Burner Black IDE Model GSA-H44LK - OEM $31.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136118

    As you can see, I put in both Sata & Eide(Pata) Drive types. The best choice for the money would be the Asus Sata burner, since it is the retail version.

    Hope this helped you out some.
  4. Maiketh said:
    Since no one wanted to help I'll ask another way. if you were to buy a dvd writer which one would you buy?


    Well, since you put it that way…


    I can’t recommend a specific burner but I’ll be picking one out this evening and I’m not going to agonize over it because buying one of these can be somewhat of a crapshoot anyway so here's how I'm making my choice:


    I’ll go to this page:

    http://tinyurl.com/2bn9pw (Newegg link)

    (notice I have them listed by “Best Rating”)

    I’m looking for:
    SATA
    Lightscribe
    Black or at least comes with an extra black face plate (don’t forget to check if that’s what you want)
    Retail version

    I know my criteria limits me.

    Don’t just look at the eggs; click on the one’s you’re interested in and check out how the ratings are broken down and read several reviews to see if you spot a consistent pattern of a specific problem. You might even find that there’s a consistent problem with an easy fix and otherwise, the device works perfectly. I’ve seen this happen several times and when it does, it obviously invalidates the final rating.

    Anyway, I have a question for anyone that would care to answer:

    I'm installing a DVD burner and a DVD combo in the same case. If you were doing the same, would you prefer that they be the same brand to avoid any conflicts or is that a non-issue?
  5. Just make sure to get one with a good sturdy tray. Don't want that breaking off when you set a can of beer on it.
  6. jitpublisher said:
    Just make sure to get one with a good sturdy tray. Don't want that breaking off when you set a can of beer on it.



    Ok, we finally have some useful advice. The tray really should be rated to hold at least 12 ounces.
  7. Ha! Actually though to get back to your question, I have never had nay issues running different brands of drives.
  8. jitpublisher said:
    Ha! Actually though to get back to your question, I have never had nay issues running different brands of drives.


    I appreciate that input; thanks.
  9. I've never had any problems with LG.
  10. aevm said:
    I've never had any problems with LG.

    For a 12 ounce can maybe but longnecks are a different story. You go sitting a LN on an inferior drive and you’re just asking for trouble.
  11. I have a workaround for that: drink some of the beer, then the can is lighter :lol:
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