Closed Which optical drive is better? Tags: DVD Writers DVD RW CD-Rom Storage Last response: November 24, 2011 3:57 PM in Storage Share VeryOldHero November 23, 2011 10:05:11 PM SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-222AL/BSBE LightScribe Support http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... or LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW Optical http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12600DR0411 Also, which one has a lower power draw to save on the electric bill? More about : optical drive target50 November 23, 2011 10:42:02 PM as power consumption, i have no idea but from looking at the spec, it looks like LG has a faster speed on some of the parts... you definitely get what you pay for... but sometimes i would just got with the cheaper drive since its not the biggest deal for me. you can save money here to spend on something much more Best solution kd0frg November 23, 2011 10:44:52 PM Share lets see, both do light scribe if you use it that is samsung read speeds: cd 48x dvd 16x lg read speeds: cd 48x dvd 16x so both are even there samsung write speeds cd-r 48x cd-rw 24x dvd-r 22x dvd-rw 8x dvd+r dual layer 16x dvd-r dual layer 12x compare to LGs cd-r 48x cd-rw 32x dvd-r 24 dvd-rw 8x (does not list dual layer writing ability on direct canada?) i would probably go with the samsung, both should use the same amount of power, it would be negligible i think Related resources $1100 with recycled case/hdd/ optical drive - Forum Without an optical drive how do you load the OS in the new iMacs? - Forum Optical drive for pc - Forum Recommend a good optical drive ? - Forum Help needed-Can't choose Optical Drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kd0frg November 23, 2011 10:48:58 PM well, newegg says the lg's dual layer is 8x for both dvd-r DL and dvd+r dl so the samsung wins the overall speed contest there VeryOldHero November 23, 2011 11:18:36 PM Best answer selected by VeryOldHero. VeryOldHero November 23, 2011 11:18:54 PM Thanks guys! SR-71 Blackbird a c 157 G Storage November 24, 2011 3:57:09 PM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumOptical better than non- optical ? ForumNeed Feedback on Optical Drives Setup--2 Drives?, 3 Drives? ForumNew build, gpu problems after installing optical drive Forumoptical better than coax??? ForumOptical Drive will read, but not launch ForumHelp - which optical drive to buy? Forum0x7B after loading the XP inst. from external optical drive ForumWhich of these builds is better gaming ForumWhich specs are better ? ForumMemory issues and optical drive ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumAcer D drive Forum[Solved] I installed my new hard drive but I can't figure out how to use it ForumCan i take a hard drive out of a dell laptop and put it into a toshiba laptop ForumHard drive error More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !