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August 2, 2007 9:21:27 AM

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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August 6, 2007 12:40:16 PM

Since no one wanted to help I'll ask another way. if you were to buy a dvd writer which one would you buy?
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August 6, 2007 1:35:40 PM

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.



August 6, 2007 2:02:01 PM

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?
August 7, 2007 1:25:08 AM

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.
August 7, 2007 2:01:18 AM

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.
August 7, 2007 2:10:36 AM

Ha! Actually though to get back to your question, I have never had nay issues running different brands of drives.
August 7, 2007 2:22:13 AM

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.
August 7, 2007 3:16:08 AM

I've never had any problems with LG.
August 7, 2007 3:59:42 AM

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.
August 7, 2007 4:13:11 AM

I have a workaround for that: drink some of the beer, then the can is lighter :lol: 
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