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Old May 25, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Hey everyone,

A friend of mine wants to put a blu-ray player in his computer and wants one that's half decent and quiet. I'd like to go with one that includes power DVD or similar programs. Anyone have any suggestions? So far I'm thinking the ASUS Asus 8x Internal Blu-ray ROM, 16x DVD-RW, SATA, Black, Retail at Memory Express Computers is an alright option, but it's reviews seem hit and miss, so if you know of a better retail drive, please let me know

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Old May 25, 2010, 06:36 PM
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I have both an LG and a Liteon one. The Liteon has less issues and is quieter. I've never owned an Asus optical drive so I couldn't comment on that one.
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Old May 25, 2010, 08:05 PM
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Hey I cam just in time! :) I've written this elsewhere, but just to sum it up, I have a Asus dvd drive. It's loud, it's slow, BUT it doesn't vibrate my hand, which means in theory, it should be better for the hard drive. I can't recall many other drives that lack vibration like this... it's rock solid. I wouldn't necessarily 'prefer' asus drives in the future, but I don't have a problem with this purchase and I'm quite satisfied.
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:03 AM
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I have a LG CH10LS20 in the PC and a Sony Optiarc BC-5500S in my notebook, neither are loud but the Sony is slow ripping.

NCIX.com - Buy LG CH10LS20 Bluray Reader & DVD Writer Combo Drive 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-RW Lightscribe SATA Retail Box - CH10LS20.AVBR10B In Canada.
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:08 AM
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I have a LG CH10LS20 in the PC and a Sony Optiarc BC-5500S in my notebook, neither are loud but the Sony is slow ripping.

NCIX.com - Buy LG CH10LS20 Bluray Reader & DVD Writer Combo Drive 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-RW Lightscribe SATA Retail Box - CH10LS20.AVBR10B In Canada.
Because it is only a 4x BD ROM
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Because it is only a 4x BD ROM
Yeah but I still use it when I have alot of discs.

This is nice,wish they had just a Pioneer BD-ROM
NCIX.com - Buy Pioneer BDR-205BK BLU-RAY DVDRW 12X SATA W/ Software - BDR-205BK In Canada.
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Old May 27, 2010, 05:59 AM
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The Blu-Ray drives are dropping in price fairly quickly which is awesome! The discs on the other hand are pretty fricking expensive!
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Old May 27, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Because it is only a 4x BD ROM
I never burn at full speed anyways (unless I'm burning it for a friend that's trying to get free stuff from me because he's too lazy and selfish to use his own bandwidth), the time 'saved' isn't worth the chance of getting a coaster while wasting the disc. hey, bluray discs are expenisve :)
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Old May 27, 2010, 02:55 PM
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I never burn at full speed anyways (unless I'm burning it for a friend that's trying to get free stuff from me because he's too lazy and selfish to use his own bandwidth), the time 'saved' isn't worth the chance of getting a coaster while wasting the disc. hey, bluray discs are expenisve :)
I mean read speed. People actually burn blurays? It is cheaper to keep them on a hard drive.
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this is what i use.

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