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Old 06-23-2005, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im goin to buy a Dual layer internal DVD writer within the next week but im not sure which one to go with. Im not bothered about oem or retail.

Ones i can easy get my hands are are

liteon
pioneer 109
aopen
NEC
LG
toshiba

I could get a plextor but i cant justify double price tag for it, when i know they are all almost exactly the same.

Which would you get, and why?

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I've heard good things about Pioneer, LG, and Toshiba. I wouldn't get LiteOn; they're cheap, and I've had more than a couple die right after the warranty was up.
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My NEC works perfect and its cheap.
The Plextor is probably the best but way too much money.
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My NEC works perfect and its cheap.

I agree. mine works great and was cheap compared to the price i paid for my Sony.
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I have a Plextor 716SA. The reason they are so expensive is because they are the only ones that are SATA150 and have 8MB of cache.
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That was the drive that i was aiming to get, but its £95 (GBP) which is vastly more expensive than the £30odd the rest of the non plextors are. Does the 8mb cache make any difference? Because i know the SATA interface wont wont matter at all.
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I don't know much about how cache on hard drives/optical drives works other than that more is better It's also one of the only drives that has 6X dual layer burning.
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