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CDRLabs DVD Writer Poll - June

DVD-R/W, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM

Choose The Best DVD Writer

Poll ended at Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:44 pm

ASUS DRW-1814BLT
0
No votes
Lite-On LH-18A1H/LH-18A1P
0
No votes
Lite-On LH-20A1H/LH-20A1P/LH-20A1S
1
6%
LG GSA-H22N/L
1
6%
LG GSA-H42N/L
0
No votes
LG GSA-H50N/L
0
No votes
LG GSA-H54N/L
0
No votes
LG GSA-H55N/L
0
No votes
LG GSA-H62N/L
2
13%
Pioneer DVR-111/DVR-111D/DVR-A11
6
38%
Pioneer DVR-112/DVR-112D/DVR-A12
4
25%
Pioneer DVR-212/DVR-212D/DVR-S12
0
No votes
Plextor PX-760A/SA
2
13%
Plextor PX-800A
0
No votes
Plextor PX-810SA
0
No votes
Samsung SH-S182D/SH-S182M
0
No votes
Samsung SH-S183A/SH-S183L
0
No votes
Samsung SH-S203B
0
No votes
Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7170A/AD-7173A
0
No votes
Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7170S/AD-7173S
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 16

CDRLabs DVD Writer Poll - June

Postby Ian on Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:44 pm

Vote for what you think is the best, all around DVD writer. By doing so, you'll hopefully help those looking to buy a new drive. Once again, I tried to chose original drive designs that are currently available or will be soon.

Feel free to leave comments and an explanation as to why you voted the way you did. Also, if there's a drive you'd like to see added to the poll, let me know.

For reference, here's the top drives from April's poll:

1. Pioneer DVR-111/A11
2. LG GSA-H42N/L
3. Pioneer DVR-112/DVR-212/DVR-A12
4. (tied) Lite-On LH-20A1H/LH-20A1P/LH-20A1S and Plextor PX-760A/SA
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:48 pm

Yep, the poll is back. I dropped a bunch from the list this month:

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  ASUS DRW-1612BL   
  BenQ DW1800/DW1810   
  BenQ DW2000/DW2010   
  Lite-On SHM-165H6S/SHM-165P6S   
  Lite-On SH-16A7S   
  LG GSA-H10N/L/A   
  LG GSA-H12N/L   
  Plextor PX-755A/SA/UF   


And I added a few:

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  LG GSA-H50N/L
  LG GSA-H54N/L
  LG GSA-H62N/L
  Plextor PX-810SA
  Samsung SH-S203B

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Postby DrageMester on Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:14 pm

It's painful every time I have to pick just one drive (see sig!) but I voted for the Pioneer 111 series, which is a very good all-round burner. It's not a particularly good reader and not a very useful scanner, however.

My second choice would be the LiteOn 20A1 series, which are better readers and scanners, but which have other quirks and are not quite as good burners in my experience.

I'm not voting for any drive I haven't tested personally, but if I had to choose a drive I haven't tested (yet), I'd choose the Pioneer 112 series which seems a good followup to the 111 series, from what I've seen.

There's a bunch of LG drives in the poll, and multiple models of other drives, but why no Sony NEC Optiarc drives?

(Not that it would change my vote)
Pioneer DVR-112L, LiteOn SHM-165P6S, Pioneer DVR-111L, BenQ DW1655, Plextor PX-760A
LiteOn LH-20A1P, Optiarc AD-7203A, Matshita UJ-840S, Sony RDR-HX910, Sony RDR-HX750
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:38 pm

Oops.. the Sony NEC drives didn't make it in. I'll add em.
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Postby bicomputational on Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:21 pm

Voted for the Pioneer 111 again, although I suppose it won't be on the
list much longer, due to lack of availability. Had a horrible experience with the LG 42, which I had high hopes for, but which couldn't burn a cd without
major c2 errors. Had to RMA. No one ever seems to vote for the Samsung
182/3/4 series, although they are spoken of highly on New Egg and in a very nice CD Freaks review. How about a discussion of your second favorite drive when you vote, the drive that compliments your no. 1, or some older drive you can't live without.
My vote in that category would go to the BenQ 1655.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:43 pm

The drive I can't live without would certainly be my BenQ DW1640. I'll go crazy when both my DW1640's go belly up. But then at least I'll have my BenQ DW1620's, BenQ DW1650 and BenQ DW1655 to console me.

I think I like BenQ drives too much :P
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:48 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I think I like BenQ drives too much :P


Nah, that's all I use too.
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Postby DrageMester on Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:22 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:I think I like BenQ drives too much :P

Not possible, unless you're breaking some commandments with it! :P
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:40 am

DrageMester wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I think I like BenQ drives too much :P

Not possible, unless you're breaking some commandments with it! :P


Err no.... I don't like them like *THAT* :o
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Postby bicomputational on Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:53 pm

It's the crappy drives that screw you, not the good ones.
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Postby dellboy on Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:45 pm

I would go for the Pioneer DVR-112.
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Postby Grain on Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:51 pm

Voted Pioneer 112D, also really like LG 22N & 50N, starting to like Liteon 20A1S more and more.
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Postby Grain on Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:57 pm

*edit double post*
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Postby LoneWolf on Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:59 am

If my Pioneer 212's could overburn, I'd vote them tops. Without that, it's hard to say for me. Up until SATA, my NEC 3500A did just fine.

How is ASUS's recent SATA drive shaping up? Any firmware updates change it for better/worse?
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