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Old 04-14-2005, 06:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So, not LG, I won't do Sony or LiteOn this time due to what happened with my last LiteOn.

Pioneer, BenQ, Samsung I'm going to look further into. How about Toshiba?

I wish I could afford a Plextor this time

Thanks for all the info guys, keep em comin!
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How about Toshiba?
I have a little Toshiba 8x and i haven't ever had a problem with it yet,But i think Pioneer BenQ and Samsung are all good brand's to look at too.
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I read some reviews at newegg, seems LG are quite popular and no one has had any problems. I found a Pioneer I like, but it's over my price range. I'm not feelin the BenQ's.

So it's mainly a toss up between Samsung and LG for now.
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Computer Warehouse Outlet, on Kennedy. You're wondering if we're the guys you bought from? ;P I do remember selling a BenQ to a fellow on Sunday, but we were selling them for $69.99, not $65.

Yeah...but I bought from pc village.... www.pcvillagecanada.com ... great site.
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Yeah...but I bought from pc village.... www.pcvillagecanada.com ... great site.
Agreed, they have some really good prices sometimes. Infonec is good, too. They're full retail, of course-- we're more liquidation.
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I found on slickdeals.net a 16x dual layer dvd burner for $30.
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Thats interesting, what you say about Lite-On. Because I have both a 16X52X32X52 DVD-CDRW Combo, and a 16X DVD+/- Combo working perfectly. Infact I have an 4 year old 24X Lite-On burner thatsstill running fine. But I guess their different for everyone. I like Samsung, I have a 52X burner in another comp and it works perfectly, and their good for the money. I hate Sony, never had any luck with them, and same goes for ASUS. I would say if you had the money go with Plextor, I have heard good things, but never owned one myself. I have never really wanted to pay twice the price for something I could get for half.
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i would say

pioneer, plextor, BenQ

i have used all those drives with great results

if you want some research on drives try cdfreaks.com
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Well, I'm gonna go for the Samsung, the reviews are great, it's supposed to be quiet, and my fiancee fell in love with the lighted eject button.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...151-054&depa=1
Please tell me what you think of this burner.
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Well, I'm gonna go for the Samsung, the reviews are great, it's supposed to be quiet, and my fiancee fell in love with the lighted eject button.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...151-054&depa=1
Please tell me what you think of this burner.
i can't say i have worked with to many samsung drives before.

this one does have dual layer support and can write media at 16x which most people don't really need right now.

one problem would be the fact that it's oem, so if you have a problem and you might with the price at 50 bones you don't send back to newegg you send back to the mfg.

also no bitsetting for dvd backup.

i would go for the nec the right of the page for a dollar less. i've also heard good things about there drives.

sorry no pretty eject light on that one
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