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Lite-ON SOHW-1673S or SONY DRU-720A

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

Which drive should i buy ?

SONY DRU-720A
0
No votes
Lite-On SOHW-1673S
1
13%
MSI DR16-B2
4
50%
LG GSA-4163B
2
25%
SAMSUNG TS-H552U
0
No votes
ASUS DRW-1608P
1
13%
 
Total votes : 8

Lite-ON SOHW-1673S or SONY DRU-720A

Postby zambalik on Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:20 pm

hello

i am looking for a dvd writer but i am so confused. i searched in my
country for the available models and i found these:

sony dru-720a
msi dr16-b2
lg gsa-4163b
samsung ts-h522
asus drw-1608p
lite-on sohw-1673s

i don't really know which one to buy. after the reviews i have read, i
think that sony and lite-on r the best.

i was just asking for advice.

thanx again
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Postby Ian on Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:32 pm

The Sony DRU-720A and Lite-On SOHW-1673S are essentially the same drive with a few minor firmware changes and different bezels.
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Re: Lite-O SOHW-1673S or SONY DRU-720A

Postby Bhairav on Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:33 am

zambalik wrote:hello

i am looking for a dvd writer but i am so confused. i searched in my
country for the available models and i found these:

sony dru-720a
msi dr16-b2
lg gsa-4163b
samsung ts-h522
asus drw-1608p
lite-on sohw-1673s

i don't really know which one to buy. after the reviews i have read, i
think that sony and lite-on r the best.

i was just asking for advice.

thanx again


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Postby zambalik on Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:34 am

Ian wrote:The Sony DRU-720A and Lite-On SOHW-1673S are essentially the same drive with a few minor firmware changes and different bezels.


do u think i should by the cheaper ?

sony dru-720a ==> 120 dollars
lite-on sohw-1673s ==> 91 dollars

it doesn't matter the money diff. with me. i just wanted to know which of them is the best from my list and which 1 doesn't cause problems.

thanx again
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Postby Ian on Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:34 pm

out of those, these would be my top 3 choices... in no particular order:

msi dr16-b2
lg gsa-4163b
asus drw-1608p
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Postby zambalik on Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:29 pm

Ian wrote:out of those, these would be my top 3 choices... in no particular order:

msi dr16-b2
lg gsa-4163b
asus drw-1608p


what about the lite-on and the sony ?
could u plz explain y not ?
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Postby zambalik on Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:00 pm

here r some reviews i have found.
i just wanna ur opinion.
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Postby Ian on Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:48 pm

zambalik wrote:here r some reviews i have found.
i just wanna ur opinion.


My opinion of those drives or those reviews? You don't want my opinion about those reviews. :-?

Here's our review of the Sony DRU-720A:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/index.php?reviewid=256

Read that if you want my opinion of the drive.
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Postby zambalik on Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:39 am

the problem is that u wrote a review on the sony dru-720a and didn't write 1 on the lite-on sohw-1673s so i don't really know the diff except for the access time.
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Postby Ian on Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:28 am

zambalik wrote:the problem is that u wrote a review on the sony dru-720a and didn't write 1 on the lite-on sohw-1673s so i don't really know the diff except for the access time.


Sigh.. look above at what I said. The DRU-720A is a rebadged SOHW-1673S. Aside from the bezel and a few slight firmware mods, they are essentially the same.

Neither drive was on my or Bhairav's suggested list anyway.
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Postby Scour on Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:27 pm

Hello!

I recommend the Asus 1608 (rebadged Pioneer) or LG 4163.

The Asus is a good writer, the LG is the best allrounder, but not really good at writing 16x
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