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Looking To Buy A Dvd Burner


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#1 bruinator

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:31 PM

Looking to buy a new DVD burner. I have a couple of PC's I'd like to be able to swap it in and out of. 1 PC is 2 years old and the other 2 are about 8 years old. Should I get one that is IDE or SATA? It will a be used internally in all 3 PC's. What is a good brand to buy? Looking to spend around $35.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:39 PM

IDE...from what I understand, there is no significant advantage to a SATA-connected drive, other than the skinny cable.

Worth reading, IMO: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243406-32-sata-burner

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:16 AM

C'mon guys, looking for some brands here. please help.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 12:17 PM

I've never had any problems with Lite-On or Sony... :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 01:13 PM

There's probably no brand preference (based on anything) when it comes to certain types of electronics.

My understanding is that very large concerns make the majority of drives for the vendors...which means the worksmanship should be just about the same.

I usually buy the cheapest drive available at that time and have always found that they do the job. I have no brand preference other than "works."

Mitsumi, LG Electronics, Lite-On...I believe these are the top 3 manufacturers and the rest just comes down to user preference (at the moment).

Any of the following would do the job: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/ca...:89|&Sort=4

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:20 PM

Should I get one that is IDE or SATA?

This would depend on what the motherboards support
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:26 AM

If your mobo supports SATA, I'd get that, it has a much faster rate of reading than IDE does. Also, with SATA, you don't need to hook up a separate audio cable from the drive to the mobo.

I have a Samsung, but I got it OEM at a local computer store on the cheap. I'd do the same if I were you, hunt around local computer shops that sell OEM drives, they're MUCH cheaper provided you already have the cables you need (or you can just buy the cables separately).

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 09:13 AM

mobo is a d945gtp, what do you guys recommend for a internal dvd burner, thx

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 01:42 PM

You have 1 IDE and 4 SATA ports. This is the SATA drive I have
http://www.newegg.com/
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:51 AM

I got this one in my recent build -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151154

its been good for me so far, and by going on what garmanna said, you're going to want to go with SATA drives on this one.

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