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Postby Jayfaas on Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:40 pm

Ok im looking for a pair of good DVD writers that have good performance. I dont really do much ripping, and I doubt I will be copying movies, but more using it for backing up files and installing newer games and software as some of them are moving over to DVD and I would like to have fast speeds, and maybe lightscribe if its not a big sacrifice for performance. Any ideas? I was looking through the reviews and saw the LG GH-20N has been getting good reviews but I figured id check here first before I purchase.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:50 pm

Do you want IDE or SATA?
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Postby Jayfaas on Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:07 pm

hell if SATA would be better, ill go with SATA
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:23 pm

It depends on your computer. If its older (2-3+ years), you may have problems, depending on the chipset used.

As far as good drives go.. my top picks would be the Samsung SH-S203B or SH-203N. LG and Pioneer also have some good SATA drives.
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Postby Jayfaas on Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:44 pm

computer is new id say.

Intel q6600 Kentsfield @ 2.7 GHz
2x2GB G.skill memory
DFI Lanparty UT P35 motherboard
Audigy2 Platinum eX sound
PC Power and Cooling 750W Silencer PSU
Nvidia 8800GTS 512MB
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Postby Jayfaas on Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:57 pm

and are there any good slot loading dvd writers?
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:04 pm

There are only a few slot loading drives available, most of which are for laptops.

Also, you shouldn't have any problems with that computer.
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Postby Scour on Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:44 pm

I have the LG GH-20N and it works even on my cheap Silicon Image 3114-PCI-card flawless
Benq DW 1640, LG GH-20N, Pioneer BDR-208
Crucial M4, Sandisk SSD, Plextor M5S, Sandisk Ultra Plus, OCZ Petrol 256GB

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Postby AxBattler on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:03 am

Are all Samsung 203 equal at burning media?

Could someone explain what the various suffixes differentiate?

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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:07 am

CD Freaks has a pretty good breakdown here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f105/mini-faq- ... ost1803655

Besides LightScribe, the only real difference between the various models is the supported media.
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Postby TCAS on Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:25 am

For none SATA drive you will be in good ssape if you can find any BenQ drive (1620,1625, 1640, 1650,1655) either retail or OEM repackage. It is hard to find but worth looking for it.
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