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wanna_b_rich_13

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Dec 15, 2003
What do you guys think is the best bang for the buck DVDRW? Is there really anything that makes one so much better than the next?

How many of you acutally had numerous brands to test? Im hearing good things about Pioneer and Sony, but what about the other brands like Lite On and Optorite?
 

Th0r

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Dec 23, 2002
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England. Liverpool, Aintree
Well i have no experience... But MSI i have heard is good... I have ordered there DR8-A Drive which is pretty fast and its new... got it just less than 100 pounds...which is very good for DVD-RW's.. Its all formats aswell :)
 

Steve978

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Jun 16, 2003
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Neverland Ranch!
While I would say go with the Sony or Pioneer if money is not a problem, both optorite and and Lite-on would be fine, Lite-on actually is one of my favorite brands for CD-RW. Right now you can get some very good deals on DVD-RW's at places like best buy or staples, I know for a fact that staples has a sony DVD-RW for 119$ after rebate and a buslink one for only $100, but when looking for the drive try to get one that has the ability to write both DVD+ and - R and RW as these are two different formats, its a useful feature to have.
 

Kid Payne

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Jan 7, 2002
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Big Apple
I was in your shoes just a few weeks back, and opted for the Pioneer 106D dual format burner.

I hear people having all kinds of problems with different types of media, but so far I've used Fuji, CUSA, Ritek, and other brands that...well, had no manufacturer markings on them, and all have worked flawlessly.
 

Steve978

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Jun 16, 2003
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The problem alot of people are having is using 4X media in 2.4X burners, it can usually be fixed with a firmware update, if you get a shiney new 4X though you shouldnt have any problems with any media. :D
 

Sky042

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Dec 19, 2003
current best bang for your buck is a NEC ND-1300A 4x dual format you can get it for $98.75 delivered. plus there is hacked firmware available that will remove your video rip limit and make the drive compatible with just about every brand of media there is.
 

onx

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Feb 20, 2003
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CA
i really like the plexy DVD-+RD drive.

supposedly sony will outsource all of its drives to lite on...but i think current sony drives arent made by lite on though.