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Can someone recommend a good DVD-ROM drive?

Postby imipenem on Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:29 am

I know newbies start threads like this all the time and I apologize, but I need a drive that will meet my specific needs and I have had a hard time finding reviews of DVD-ROM drives (DVDRW/CDRW reviews are EVERYWHERE).

Anyways, I have a Sony DRU510A DVD+/-RW drive. I would like to add a DVD-ROM drive to my system that I could use as a Source drive for copying DVDs. I'd like the drive to be relatively quiet so I can use it to watch DVDs and capable of reading a variety of media.

Any suggestions? OR any places other than CDRLabs that has reviews for new DVD-ROM drives?

Thanks in advance...
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:43 am

I'd highly recomend the Pioneer 120 series or the Plextor PX-116A, which is, a rebadged Pioneer. Just go for whichever you can get for less.
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Postby ccb056 on Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:27 pm

Ive got 2 Liteon 166s, they are both great drives, good ripping times, quiet, plus can be turned region free.
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Postby vsekh on Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:44 pm

The liteon 166s is fast at ripping dvds and is a great drive.
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Postby imipenem on Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:15 pm

Thanks guys, I researched the Lite-On 166s and after reading comments here & @CDFreaks I went ahead and ordered one. It was $35 for a retail package!

I'll let ya'll know how it turns out...
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:33 am

just to warn you, its crappy for build quality, mine gave out after about 4 months of use

if you live close to a staples you can buy there protection plan, so if it goes out, they'll just give you your money back

the 1 year replacement plan will be $7.99 + tax

and before you question my staples plan knowledge, yes you can buy the plan for an item you bought at a 3rd party site

for dvd-rom im back to my trusty 16x pioneer 106s, its slot loading which is very cool, i would have recommended the 120s, slot loading
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Postby ccb056 on Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:12 am

I have 2 of them and both are running strong, 1 got one in december and the other a year ago, both are used heavily.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:30 am

you and me have different meanings for heavy using, trust me

also considering im still using my very fist dvd-rom that i ever bought, pioneer 106s, is saying a lot

its still 16x ripping too, at the time it was the first 16x dvd-rom out
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Postby ccb056 on Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:59 am

I doubt your too far off from my definition of heavy usage, a couple (3+-) dvd rips per day.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:10 am

i usually do 15-20 a day
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Postby ccb056 on Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:22 am

woah, LOL.
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Postby cougfan on Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:11 am

Are you opening up your own Blockbuster soon hoxlund??? 8)
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:15 am

cougfan wrote:Are you opening up your own Blockbuster soon hoxlund??? 8)


You mean he hasn't? :lol:

*Cancels plane tickets to Colorado to see hoxlund's blockbuster*
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Feb 28, 2004 3:06 am

yeah i can open up my own netflix, i should count my movies
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