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Old 06-25-2008, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When it Comes to Optical Drives im Clueless.

I just want something that can do it all besides Blu ray, cuz that Costs alot.

And is quite Fast.
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Optical drives are about all the same except for like 3 differences that still don't make much of a difference.

Theres IDE and SATA optical drives. They are the same speed, SATA is just a newer interface.

Theres difference in speed in which they burn. 22x is the fastest right now however 18 or 20x is plenty fast enough...it's only like 30 second or so difference in burning.

You can get ones that have lightscribe for more money

In the end an optical drive is an optical drive...
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IDE or SATA?

IDE: Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
SATA: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
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BTW anyone know how lightscribe works?
When I first heard about it I was extremely shocked. But now that it is old new, I still wondered how it works.

And yeah, just get a dvd burner, that should do the trick. get the cheapest one. I have never heard of a defective dvd burner or reader.
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BTW anyone know how lightscribe works?
When I first heard about it I was extremely shocked. But now that it is old new, I still wondered how it works.

And yeah, just get a dvd burner, that should do the trick. get the cheapest one. I have never heard of a defective dvd burner or reader.
You need discs that are made for Lightscribe burning. The software will come with the burner or you can download it from Lightscribes website.

Basically, after you finish burning you DVD, you flip the disc over and burn whatever Lightscribe image you want. There are different designs you can choose from.
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Ah, I couldn't find that Samsung drive. That's one that I have in my computer, as well as that Lite-On one (or one similar to it anyway). Both seem to perform quite well, and don't have any complaints on either.
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ill just go with the Samsung one for now.

And later upgrade to my 2nd optical drive which will be the Lite-On.
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