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which drive would get from these companies?

Postby machoboy6 on Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:38 pm

i was reading the pros/con of dvd drive manufacturers thread and got the idea for this question.

Acer BenQ
LG
Lite-On
NEC
NU
Optorite
Pioneer
Plextor
Sony
TDK

i know its asking alot but of the drives you listed which one do you think is the best?
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Postby pchilson on Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:36 pm

Get the first one...
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:46 pm

Too many threads like this, do a search. Here's one that I found just looking down a few threads:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=17280
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:52 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Too many threads like this


No kidding. Figure out what your needs are, do some research and decide yourself. Don't rely on some schmuck from a forum to tell you what drive YOU need.
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Postby Kennyshin on Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:42 am

Many people want short and simple answers. For that, I'd recommend just click the "Reviews" button and then compare the conclusions of several latest drives only. It should take just a few minutes which is often shorter than the time to wait for answers on a forum thread. It's often some people who ask questions don't first tell what they already know and what their preferences are.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:47 am

I vote that if this question comes up again within the next 3-4 days we all say to buy Artec :lol: (j/k)
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Postby Kennyshin on Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:53 am

Buy a Sony Blu-ray SCSI 160 drive.
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:45 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:I vote that if this question comes up again within the next 3-4 days we all say to buy Artec :lol: (j/k)


Why were you joking? I'm all for that.
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i will answer the question

Postby liteonrules on Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:27 am

i love my BENQ AND NEC, so get those drives
NEC 2500A $20 10/04
NEC 3500AG for $47 4/05
NEC 3540 for $35 9/05
BENQ 1620 for $36 9//05
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Postby Scour on Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:31 am

Hello!

1. Plextor 712 (but expensive)
2. LG GSA 4082/4120
3. Pioneer DVR 107
4. NEC 2500/2510A
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 digitaldoc on Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:03 pm

Definitely the Artec. In all seriousness, the Benq looks like a nice drive.
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Postby Halc on Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:19 pm

Don't believe hackers in forums who hang there and have no life whatsoever (unless you want to become like them/us :)

If you want a relatively trouble free drive and just want to burn and be relatively content without harassing yourself with all the media/firmware/hack choices, I'd recommend Nec ND2510A. Don't install hacked firmware on it though as it _may_ impair reading capability on that drive.

If you want to spend hanging time in forums, installing hacked and whatnot firmware, using the crummiest/cheapest media you can find, then you just have to do your own research and base the decision on your needs.

There is no single best drive that is best in everything.

The best depends on your needs, just like Ian and Kennyshin have stated.

That's all just IMHO, of course.
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