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Postby RovingCalypso on Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:17 pm

I have the following options. Which one should I go for?

(16X DL)
Pioneer DVR 111D
Sony DWG120AB2
Lite-On DRW-6S160P-05C

(18X DL)

Sony AWG170AB2 (btw does anybody which liteon model this drive actually is?)

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Re: Another writer suggestion Thread

Postby Ian on Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:24 pm

RovingCalypso wrote:Sony AWG170AB2 (btw does anybody which liteon model this drive actually is?)


That's not a Lite-On. It's made by Sony NEC Optiarc.

As far as the DRW-6S160P goes.. its the OEM version of the SHW-160P6S. You're probably better off getting an actual SHW-160P6S as the firmware support is better.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:54 pm

Once again I have to say Pioneer DVR-111D. Excellent drive, really good firmware support, good burn speed. The only thing missing is media testing abilities (and to those who say Pioneer's CAN test media, I'm meaning in more then a purely technical sense).
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Postby RovingCalypso on Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:05 pm

So is the NEC Optriac any good?

I cant go for the SHW version because these are the only options available to me, besides i am not into much firmware upgrades unless there is a big problem.

So which writer should i opt for?
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Postby Dartman on Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:38 pm

NEC drives always seem to do pretty good burns for me right outa the box, but Pioneer and BenQ for me do better after a few updates, at least in Pioneers case. NEC can be stingy about updates but there is a good hacking crowd making their own firmware updates. I'd still probably do the 111 out of your choices though also.
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Postby Scour on Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:51 pm

Go for the Pioneer \:D/
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