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.
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...
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.
Now if you are from the UK, then go to these e-tailors.
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
ASUS 18X DVD±R LightScribe Burner with QuieTrack Tech Beige PATA Model DRW-1814BL BG - OEM $28.99
Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner, OEM Version Black SATA Model AWG170S-B2 - OEM $32.99
Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model AW-Q170A-B2 - OEM $30.99
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-202B/BEBN - OEM $32.99
SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model SH-S182D/BEBE - OEM $29.99
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
LG 18X DVD±R Lightscribe DVD Burner Black IDE Model GSA-H44LK - OEM $31.99
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.
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:
Black or at least comes with an extra black face plate (don’t forget to check if that’s what you want)
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?