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good DVD writers?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:40 pm
by Jayfaas
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:50 pm
by Ian
Do you want IDE or SATA?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:07 pm
by Jayfaas
hell if SATA would be better, ill go with SATA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:23 pm
by Ian
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:44 pm
by Jayfaas
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

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:57 pm
by Jayfaas
and are there any good slot loading dvd writers?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:04 pm
by Ian
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:44 pm
by Scour
I have the LG GH-20N and it works even on my cheap Silicon Image 3114-PCI-card flawless

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:03 am
by AxBattler
Are all Samsung 203 equal at burning media?

Could someone explain what the various suffixes differentiate?


PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:07 am
by Ian
CD Freaks has a pretty good breakdown here: ... ost1803655

Besides LightScribe, the only real difference between the various models is the supported media.

PostPosted: 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.