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DVD Burners...

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by vgk1nka1dx, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. vgk1nka1dx

    vgk1nka1dx Member

    I was wondering what type of DVD Burners everyone is using and if you are satisfied with them. I myself use two Lite-On 18X LH-18A1P. Quite happy with them so far. Only had them for about a month. Gets the job done.
  2. scuby109

    scuby109 New Member

    DVD Burners

    I use Sony and Samsung DVD burners. Both are very good burners and have not had a problem with them after a few months of use. I had 2 Lite-On Burners and worked fine for a few months. They burned fine,but started having problems reading disks. Check out NewEgg for great prices on DVD burners!!
  3. Gardian

    Gardian New Member

    In My World

    Plextor/Sony/Lite-on/LG would be my best bets. I am still using the first Plextor that came out, works great!
    I hear the slot loader Plextors are not to good, I perfer to have the tray.

    My first DVD with RAM was the LG, it read a bad scratched DVD that none of the others would.


    I have had 2 Ext. drives, had problems with both, will not buy another.
    Gardian <----OUT
  4. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

    I use a Plextor PX-716A. It went bad after about 8 months, but they quickly replaced it free and it is working fine a year later. No worries.
    I also have an HP litescribe 840B just for fun.
  5. dajo77

    dajo77 New Member

    I have a Lite-on EZ-Dub external, works great.

    I am looking into the Samsung Superwrite-master with Lightscribe direct disc labeling. A buddy of mine has it and it looks pretty neat.
  6. d0p3y2k4

    d0p3y2k4 Member

    i use NEC 7170A 18X DVD+-RW & love it
  7. GaPony

    GaPony Active Member

    These are the drives I have installed and they all work quite well. The Lite-On LH20A1H is the fastest, but my preferred reader is the BenQ 1655 and my favorite burner is the Samsung SH-S182D. The key is really using top quality media.

    [N] MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9 2.FD (Usb)
    [M] SONY DVD RW DRU-810A 2.0e (Usb)
    [L] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A 1.02 (Scsi)
    [K] SONY DVD RW DW-G120A MYR5 (Scsi)
    [J] HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22N 1.00 (Scsi)
    LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H LL05 (Scsi)
    [H] TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L SB01 (Scsi)
    [G] TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182D SB04 (Ide)
    [F] BENQ DVD LS DW1655 BCIB (Ide)
  8. vinman

    vinman Member

    I totally agree use the best media verbatim or TY media and you cant go wrong
  9. Mike89

    Mike89 Well-Known Member

    I have three burners now (in my sig) that I just recently purchased. I really like all three. I chose them from reading various user comments to help me decide.
  10. McstylisT

    McstylisT Member

    I use many burners but of late the LG H12 and H22 have been my most used. And from what i get my best burn results.

    But as you can see in my sig, i love the benq drives too. :agree: :agree: ;)
  11. Abraracourcix

    Abraracourcix Member

    I have LG, Samsung, Sony, Lite-On, Plextor and Pioneer (3 of them).

    My favorite/most reliable are by far Pioneer and Plextor.

    LG: doen't last long, not reliable with double layers.
    Samsung: incompatible with most Double Layer medias
    Sony: OK, but not a double layer.
    Lite-on: Firmware issues - piece of crap
    Plextor: Great... But $expensive$...
    Pioneer: The best. Keep your firmware updated.

    My friends have some BenQ = Stay away from that piece of crap... is their message.

    My .02 cents

  12. aabbccdd

    aabbccdd Well-Known Member

    Plextor is the best BUT are going to stop producing drives in the near future.

    only problem with Pioneer is you can't booktype DVD+R media to DVD-ROM without hacked firmware
  13. KoRn

    KoRn Well-Known Member

    I use Plextor PX 760 SA. I prefer Plextor. I think they have the best CD/DVD writers. I never had problems with Plextor.
  14. aabbccdd

    aabbccdd Well-Known Member

    i use PX-716As and a Lite-On with no problems (per my sig)

    to bad Plextor is going to stop making drives the PX-716A is the best drive ever made IMHO
  15. ETP

    ETP Well-Known Member

    The new SATA drives are doing very well so far.:clap:
  16. Johnc

    Johnc New Member


    Partial to the NEC drives but have an old Sony 500 thats still working after all these years.:)
  17. saugmon

    saugmon Active Member

    My drives are listed in my sig- All with the philips chip sets except for the plexy!!!!!.

    After booktyping the plus format media to dvd-rom,good luck on finding any players that won't recognize the backups from them.

    Which model #'s?

    On the fly,1 coaster every 500+ backups,backups play anywhere that is desired,and I can't even kill any of my Q's. Almost 4000 on my original 1620A and still holding strong.
  18. rmtich

    rmtich New Member

    DVD Burners

    :agree: I hve a Toshiba and I've had no problems
  19. jeff

    jeff New Member

    DVD Burners

    I agree with most of the stuff here, I use Plextor's as my first choice in builds, but also Liteon , Samsung and Pioneer when I am in a hurry.

    What I have to add is that the FIRMWARE is readily upgradeable for many units and I would not use one that doesn't have this facility, always use this if its available especially if failures are becoming apparent, sometimes its a new method used in manufacturing the discs that the old firmware can't handle. I have one Plextor that has been going for years, its firmware has taken any upgrade offered and it still burns well, slow(x2), but well.
    Also Plextor seems expensive but the units carry a very good warranty, the few times that I have used it I have had a replacement by the next working day.

    Jeff :0)
  20. rayals

    rayals Member

    I use a Plextor 760a and a Samsung H552b. Both work great. The Plextor is primary. A good price to, only $70.