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What's the best DVD-ROM regardless of price?

Postby cold_fusion on Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:18 pm

What's a DVD-ROM drive that would last for a long time, always rip movies at a decent speed, read all formats available (DVD-R,DVD+R, DVD-RW,DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM) and that is not too noisy?

Please don't talk about price. I want quality. Also be straight to the point. One brand, one model, one fact.

I don't care about DVD-RAM too much.

Thanx :D
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Postby BurninMan921 on Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:32 pm

Lite-On 166S. Fast DVD Ripper, fast CD access/ripping. Bonus: It's cheap.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:50 pm

alternative:
Toshiba SD-M1712, with the no-limit hacked firmware.

most people would say the best is either the LiteOn XJ-HD166S or the Toshiba i mentioned.

the Toshiba is on it's way out, replaced by SD-M1802 which apprently isn't very good. if you want the 1712 you'd better hurry.
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Postby NoSmartz on Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:01 pm

Lite-on 166
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:07 pm

the Toshiba SD-M1712 is (reportedly. not personal experience) quieter than the LiteOn 166S, even with the no-speed-limit firmware.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:13 pm

I'm a fan of Lite-On DVD-ROM drives. I have the LTD-163D (my second one, first one kicked the bucket after a day)
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Postby vsekh on Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:46 pm

Liteon 166S is compatible to all media, including dvd-ram, and gets my vote.
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