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which is the best dvd rom drive


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#1 starcraftmaster

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:39 AM

sony:
http://www.lmc.com.au/products/DVDRW_and_B...r_IDE_Black_OEM

http://www.lmc.com.au/products/DVDRW_and_B...W_IDE_Black_OEM

LG:
http://www.lmc.com.au/products/DVDRW_and_B...ayer_IDE_BLACK_[GH22NP20]

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:36 AM

What about Pioneer?
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:01 AM

Sony is good, a lot of people like LG, I had trouble with the only one I ever owned. I currently have 2 Lite-On DVD drives and have never had a problem with either of them. One is a lightscribe burner the other is just a rom.. NEC is also good, I've owned a couple of those and had no problems.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:47 AM

I was looking at some good LGs and Samsungs online. Some are highly rated. Maybe picking from those two companies might work.

The second Sony you listed might be the better deal, but then again the LG looks god as well. The first Sony listed is lacking some good components!

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 12:35 PM

Like Pioneer and LG. Slight nod to the LG because it auto booksets DVD+R to DVD-ROM. No idea on Sony as I haven't owned one.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:07 PM

Sony is rather overrated. Go to some other company for better products. Sony product, IMO, lack good components.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:32 PM

so the lg ok
there is one light on
http://www.lmc.com.au/products/DVDRW_and_B...D±RW_IDE_Retail
bit more expense but
i had a lg cd rw for about 6 years and its done well so i think lg should be good

see this post about this model lg
http://forum.lgsoftwareinnovations.com/sho...ead.php?t=24980
same one i want to buy but this guy had probloms with it and the other guys talks about this
you need a 80 wire IDE cable
what is that and do i have that i think i have a 40 wire one Lol

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:41 PM

Hi. I have a LG too and it works fantastic.

I read and write DVD/CD and also write a Light Scribe
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:22 AM

damm i dont know which one to get
its either the lg or the sony AD7200A0B
not sure yet
whats the pros and cons of each drives

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Sony is rather overrated. Go to some other company for better products. Sony product, IMO, lack good components.

Really? you sure i thought sony were good? they made the ps 1 2 3 and people said their good lol i never had one my self but Lol

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:40 AM

ok i have made my mind up its gonna be either the
sony
AD7200A0B

or the HP
PR595A

the hp supports lightscribe and the sony does not
but the hp is 2.4x (DVD+R DL)
lol 2.4x is quite slow am i not right lol
the sony is DVD+R Double Layer Write: 8X
8x much faster
plus the hp is $17 dollers more lol in aus

so can you tell which one is better from these specs and which one i should buy

HP

General
Device Type DVD±RW (+R DL) drive
Enclosure Type Internal
Interface IDE
Width 15 cm
Depth 20.3 cm
Height 4.4 cm
Weight 1.2 kg
Optical Storage
Type DVD±RW (+R double layer) - 5.25" x 1/2H
Read Speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed 40x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 16x (DVD+R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed 24x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW)
Disc Labeling Technology LightScribe Technology
Supported Media Types CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL
Media Load Type Tray
Access Time 120 ms (CD), 130 ms (DVD)
Buffer Size 2 MB
Features Horizontal/vertical mountable
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x IDE/ATAPI - 40 PIN IDC
Compatible Bays 1 x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H
Miscellaneous
Compliant Standards CE, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, CISPR 22 Class B, DHHS, EN 60950, UL 1950, CSA 22.2 No. 950, ANSI C63.4-1992, MIC
Software / System Requirements
OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional
System Requirements Details Pentium III - RAM 128 MB
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
Max Operating Temperature 50 °C
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%


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Compatibility
Formats: DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-DA (CD Audio), CD Text, CD Extra, CD-I, Video CD, Photo CD
Media Types: 80 & 120mm CD-R & CD-RW, 74min/650MB & 80min/700MB; 120mm DVD+R/RW, -R/RW and -RAM
DVD Write Method: Disc-At-Once, Random Write (DVD+R/+RW, DVD-RAM v2), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+RW, DVD-RAM v2), Incremental (DVD-R/-RW), Multi-Border (DVD-R/-RW), Restricted Overwrite (DVD-RW)
Performance
Max DVD+R Single Layer Write: 20X
Max DVD+RW Single Layer Write: 8X
Max DVD+R Double Layer Write: 8X
Max DVD-R Single Layer Write: 20X
Max DVD-RW Single Layer Write: 6X
Max DVD-R Dual Layer Write: 8X
Max DVD-RAM Single Layer Write: 12X
Max DVD-ROM Read: 16X
Max CD-R Write: 48X
Max CD-RW Write: 32X
Max Interface: PIO Mode4: 16.6 MB/s, Multi-Word DMA Mode2: 16.6 MB/s, Ultra DMA Mode4 66.6 MB/s
Buffer: 2MB with Buffer Under Run Protection
Reliability
Warranty: 2 years RTB
MTBF: 70,000POH
Environment
Mounting Orientation: Horizontal or Vertical (Horizontal only for 80mm Media)
Connection
Rear Interface: 40pin ATAPI E-IDE
Rear Power: 4 Pin +5/ +12V DC
Current: 1.5A @ 5V/12V Max
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D): 146x 42 x 170 mm
Weight: 690g
System Requirements
Hardware: Desktop or Tower machine with an available 5.25" 1/2 height drive bay (open front) and IDE Interface with available connector & address.
Software: Pentium III 800MHz or faster with 256MB RAM & 1GB HDD space (1.6GHz Pentium 4 with 10GB recommended), Windows 2K Pro/XP Home or Professional. Not compatible with Mac OS

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:34 AM

ok last post
is the ASUS DRW 1814BL any good
its nice and cheap and supports light scribe

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:20 AM

I dealt with a person carrying that ASUS and they said it had poor compatibility. I think, from what it seems like, it may have trouble after a while. Possibly a firmware upgrade would do the trick. I don't own one, like I said it was just another person on another forum.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:10 PM

Have you considered a Samsung ?

I've been using the Samsung LightScribe DVD burners in all of my builds for sometime & haven't had one fail yret.
They also seem to handle any type of disk.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:19 AM

yea if they sold them then i probloy buy it
but i bought a asus so meh to late lol




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