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Old August 4, 2011, 03:08 PM
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Default I think I need a new optical drive...

My Pioneer 212B has been giving me some grief lately, I think it may be on it's way out. I'm looking for recomendations for a new DVD±RW or a Blu Ray combo with DVD±RW capability. I have a secondary DVD±RW drive currently installed which is made by LG, but it's freaking loud - it works fine though, my experience with Liteon was it was the biggest POS ever and I've got a Sammy drive at work that seems to have some issues burning. Can someone recommend a drive that's quiet, can burn a DL DVD that will still be readable a week later and won't piss me off?
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Old August 4, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Tried an Asus drive yet? I've got one about 3 years old that works great. I won't buy another Sammy for my machines.
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Old August 4, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Retail LG come with Blu-Ray software sweet

I have 2 of them But I don,t use the BLU Ray much.
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Old August 4, 2011, 04:16 PM
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LG BH10LS30

BluRay, DL, lightscribe, quiet compared to most drives.

I like my first on so much I actually bought a second for doing some serious burning.
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Old August 4, 2011, 05:56 PM
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Tried an Asus drive yet? I've got one about 3 years old that works great. I won't buy another Sammy for my machines.

I've had a rash of Samsung failures for ODDs

I remember they were Samsung because of the awful software installed with the terrible INGRISH.
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There's an Asus drive in my Atom, IIRC it's pretty loud, but heck I can't even remember if it's IDE or SATA though, maybe I'll try the old switch-a-roo this weekend and see.
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Old August 5, 2011, 03:52 PM
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For LG, they have good support. When mine broke down, they paid for both ways shipping.
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I use LG for my rigs and the ones I build for customers. I still have a few old IDE burners from LG that I lend out from time to time.
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Old August 8, 2011, 07:33 AM
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I use LG for all my internal 5.25" ODDs.

They're cheap, dependable, and relatively quiet in my experience.

Then again, I don't use polycarbonate disks for much other than OS and driver installation and for ripping the occasional DVD a friend brings over. I consider them one step from wax cylinders or shellac discs.
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There's an Asus drive in my Atom, IIRC it's pretty loud, but heck I can't even remember if it's IDE or SATA though, maybe I'll try the old switch-a-roo this weekend and see.
as I thought, the Asus drive is really loud even when slowed down via Nero drivespeed, I guess I'll just go into Futureshop and grab an LG drive.
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