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Old 02-21-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Best Optical Drive?

What is the best optical drive I can get. Trying to get the most bang for the buck and lightscribe isnt a big deal to me. What does everyone reccomend? DVD burner is a must
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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There will be tons of opinions on this. Pcpro magazine recommends the Samsung SH-S182D and its less than 20. I personally use LG and lite-on. Best brand IMO is plextor, but they are more expensive.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:09 PM   #3
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Most people /magazines/ reviews say Plextors are the best...
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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Plextors are excellent, but also expensive. LG is one of my favorites:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136108
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:24 PM   #5
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I myself have a few computers and each have a Pioneer DVD Writer of some sort, oldest is 4 years and not one problem with any of them, never a failed burn..but as Raffaz said, there will be a lot of opinions on this one..

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if you can find them, Asus burners are nice.
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I'll second the LG GSA-H42N-BK DVD burner that freestyler105 linked to. I have one of those and I think it's great. It's quiet, fast and hasn't burned a coaster yet. It's also gotten some real good reviews.
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Eh, my Asus DVD burner burned out before even a year of use.
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