Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Whats the best?

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

Whats the best?

Postby Jayfaas on Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:02 am

Whats the best DVD burner out right now? I am building a high dollar computer and im getting two DVD burners and I want the best.
Jayfaas
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:56 pm

Postby Dartman on Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:24 am

Well that's kinda a loaded question as every one has their favorites and every system varies as does what you want to do.
The BenQ 1640 is very nice and has bitsetting and other nice tools included and burns most media very well, also a fast ripper.
The NEC 4550 does DVD RAM at 5x as well as any other format dvd wise and rips fast plus it does really well with DL media for me.
The Pioneer 110d uses the same chipset as the NEC but has different firmware and WOPC modes so it writes similar to the NEC and also does DL very well but it is a slow ripper. If your brave you can crossflash it to a 110 pure and get dvd ram and other features depending on which package you use.
If I had to do two for me it would be the 1640 and either the NEC 4550 or the 110 your choice as the good of one should help the bad of the other.
User avatar
Dartman
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1549
Joined: Sun May 26, 2002 2:13 pm
Location: USA

Postby hoxlund on Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:12 am

my vote goes to a system with both a plextor 716 and a pioneer 110

i like my 108 cause of the speed hacked region free firmware
Fractal Design Define R5 White Window Case
Corsair RM1000 Power Supply
MSI X99A XPower AC USB 3.1 Motherboard
Intel i7-5930K CPU @ 4.8GHz
Corsair H100i GTX 240mm CPU Cooler
Mushkin Blackline 4x8GB DDR4 2400 Memory
Asus 980Ti Strix OC
User avatar
hoxlund
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 3706
Joined: Mon May 27, 2002 12:55 am
Location: RAF Lakenheath / Suffolk United Kingdom

Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:44 pm

I would suggest the BenQ DW1640 and PX-716SA. I would suggest not considering the NEC 4550 at all (based on the test results I've seen with even high quality media!), before considering the DVR-110D, please read my review on it.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Ankerson on Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:14 pm

I would say the Plextor PX 716A is the best.

Although mine just died after burning like 250~300 DVD+R's (That's equal to over 2,000 CDR's) and countless CDR's in 10 months.

I can say it lasted very well taking into account the amount of burning I do.
Plextor 40x CDRW
Plextor 24x CDRW
Plextor PX-716A 16X Double Layer DVD±RW
Pioneer DVR A05 4x DVDR RW
LG 16x CDRW
Sony 24x CDRW/DVD Combo (Laptop)
Asus E616P2 DVDROM

Super Moderator @ Hardware Central

Moderator @ H-kon.net
User avatar
Ankerson
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2002 11:10 am

Postby hoxlund on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:43 am

i lost count after 12 or so spindles of dvds that have gone through my 716
Fractal Design Define R5 White Window Case
Corsair RM1000 Power Supply
MSI X99A XPower AC USB 3.1 Motherboard
Intel i7-5930K CPU @ 4.8GHz
Corsair H100i GTX 240mm CPU Cooler
Mushkin Blackline 4x8GB DDR4 2400 Memory
Asus 980Ti Strix OC
User avatar
hoxlund
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 3706
Joined: Mon May 27, 2002 12:55 am
Location: RAF Lakenheath / Suffolk United Kingdom

Postby Ankerson on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:52 am

I think mine failed partly due to too many power hits in my old system, it was transfered to my new one after the old motherboard and some of the cards and PSU etc died.


I have a new one coming next week and Plextor gave me an RMA # so I will have 2 of them. :)
Plextor 40x CDRW
Plextor 24x CDRW
Plextor PX-716A 16X Double Layer DVD±RW
Pioneer DVR A05 4x DVDR RW
LG 16x CDRW
Sony 24x CDRW/DVD Combo (Laptop)
Asus E616P2 DVDROM

Super Moderator @ Hardware Central

Moderator @ H-kon.net
User avatar
Ankerson
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2002 11:10 am


Return to DVD Writers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 1 guest

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.