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smithinator
02-07-2010, 12:23 PM
hi, im buying a new DVD drive for my PC, i found this one that looked good and i think is a reasonable price but i thought id get some opinions before i decided whether to buy it or not, is this DVD drive any good? also what brands make the best DVD drives? thanks

http://www.ifocus.co.nz/CD+%25252F+DVD+Burners+%252526+Media/CD+%25252F+DVD+Burners/ASUS+24X+DVD%B1R+DVD+Burner+with+LightScribe+Black %25252FBeige+SATA+Model+DRW-24B1LT+-+Retail.html

Speedy Gonzales
02-07-2010, 12:36 PM
Nothing wrong with ASUS burners. I've got the 20x of that burner. But IDE. Never had any probs with it. Which I'll be changing to SATA next week.

smithinator
02-07-2010, 12:48 PM
that's good, what about LG samsung liteon sony etc do they make good burners?

Nomad
02-07-2010, 12:50 PM
they say asus better but i had a lg since 2003 still working no issues, no coasters ever. we also had a creative labelled (goldstar) and that was fine for a good few yrs too, 1995 - 2003 or so ..

Nomad
02-07-2010, 12:50 PM
sony is not bad i think from what i read, there is also pioneer, they say asus are rebadged pioneers, there might still be plextor these days

smithinator
02-07-2010, 12:58 PM
i personally like the look of the ASUS one but thought it best to ask about the other brands, so the read/write speeds on the ASUS are good? im not really sure what to look for as i have never brought a DVD drive before

Nomad
02-07-2010, 01:02 PM
re: speed, if I create a iso file 4GB for example on my IDE 2003 ish model, i can make a DVD in less than 15 or 10 mins.

smithinator
02-07-2010, 01:03 PM
thanks for the help :)

pctek
02-07-2010, 01:56 PM
that's good, what about LG samsung liteon sony etc do they make good burners?

ASUS, Liteon, SOny, all good. Low failure rates. Seen too many LG fail for my liking. Worse is Samsung.

Agent_24
02-07-2010, 02:20 PM
ASUS, Liteon, SOny, all good. Low failure rates. Seen too many LG fail for my liking. Worse is Samsung.

x2 + Pioneer are also good (A lot of Asus drives are just rebranded Pioneer)

Terry Porritt
02-07-2010, 02:33 PM
I bought that Asus model back in May, and it seems ok, very quiet which I like.

jd2759
02-07-2010, 04:37 PM
This ones good
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=174/ID=6570/SID=1051025654/productdetails.html