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    Which is the better of the following? and is my choice of disk OK?


    Sony AWG170AB2 DVD Writer, DVD 16R/18W/8RW, CD 48R/48W/32RW, Internal, IDE, Black, OEM


    LG Electronics GSA-H62NBBK DVD Writer, DVD 16R/18W/8RW, CD 48R/48W/32RW, Internal, SATA, Black, OEM, Nero Express

    Imation DVD+R, 4.7GB, 16X, Jewel Case, 10 Pack
    Jack GOF.

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    I haven't had a bad experience with optical drives for years - which is not to say others haven't.

    Get what's cheapest. I think brands have very little to do with it these days and I'd be surprised if they all made their own transports.
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    As to media, the wobble correction is supposed to be better with DVD+R - but if you're wanting to burn movies then get DVD-R. In my view, stick with Verbatim and you'll not go wrong.
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    I'd probably go with the LG since i've heard good things about them in the past.
    Check CD Freaks for any reviews & forum posts about the 2 drives.

    I would avoid the imation disks though. I've had too many problems with dodgy batches. Get some Verbatims, they're about the same price.

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    Sony. LG used to be called Goldstar before they renamed themselves.
    And Imation is fine.

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    Sony are good.
    Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

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    Get the LG because it uses the SATA interface as opposed to IDE, much easier to route the cable etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete O'Neil View Post
    Get the LG because it uses the SATA interface as opposed to IDE, much easier to route the cable etc.
    My thoughts as well
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    It's a harddrive you idiot!

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