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Old 02-28-2010, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question need new DVD/CD drive, what would you recommend?

Hi,

I have two Samsung SH-223F SATA drives, only had them for about one year, and one of them is not working properly anymore. It does not load DVDs/CDs anymore, somtimes I hit eject and close the drive again, then it does work, but often it won't load at all.
I think it is not a good quality drive, so I'm looking to buy a new one (probably two right away, since my 2nd Samsung drive might start acting up, too).
What would you recommend?
I'm not looking for the very best and most expensive DVD/CD drive, but it doesn't have to be the cheapest either. Just something reliable and of good quality.

Thanks,
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: need new DVD/CD drive, what would you recommend?

Sony Optiarcs are good
Lightscribe ftw
also LG has some good burners too and Pioneer
I'd get whatever was fastest and cheapest.
I'm also a sucker for lightscribe personally
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Sony Optiarcs are good
Lightscribe ftw
also LG has some good burners too and Pioneer
I'd get whatever was fastest and cheapest.
I'm also a sucker for lightscribe personally
Thank you very much. I will check prices.
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Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

I have both of those. LG has been flawless for me, burned about 125 DVD's through it so far. Just installed the Sony the other day. As of now, does its job
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Default Re: need new DVD/CD drive, what would you recommend?

I have an LG and it works, but it's just loud as heck. I've never had any problems with it what so ever though, and I must have burned close to ~700 DVD's/CD's. If I had a choice to get a new drive I wouldn't buy an LG because of the noise level, I'd go for a Sony or something.
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I have an LG and it works, but it's just loud as heck. I've never had any problems with it what so ever though, and I must have burned close to ~700 DVD's/CD's. If I had a choice to get a new drive I wouldn't buy an LG because of the noise level, I'd go for a Sony or something.
Thanks guys !

Is Samsung genereally a bad brand for DVD/CD burners or did I just get a lemon?

Is the LG only loud when writing or also when reading CDs or DVDs?
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Lol I'm not sure...never really used a Samsung but I had a LG and it wasn't making any loud noises . I also like Pioneer .
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Default Re: need new DVD/CD drive, what would you recommend?

When reading also. When installing a game or using a game DVD to play...ugh. Generally I have headphones on or the volume up high, but that doesn't help anything when I am burning media. It's not like I can't live with it or anything, but when if I ever have the option I again I will just get something different as other drives aren't as loud. It doesn't make weird loud noises, it's just a loud reader/writer lol..

Not sure about Samsungs, I haven't much experience with them.
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