Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Storage

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2013, 10:39 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hughenden Alberta
Posts: 73
Default Opinions on BD burners

I'm considering changing out some old DVD drives (one in the HTPC and one in the wifes/office computer) and replacing them with BD drives. What I'm wondering about is drive quality. I've had bad experiences in the past with LG and don't trust them, but the Lite-On drives and Pioneer drives I've used/am using have given me very good service, so I trust the name. That said, that's based on information that's now several years old and margins being what they are, there's a good chance that build quality has dropped. So what I'm wondering is if these brands (Pioneer and Lite-On) are still reliable and if there is any difference in the build quality between the burner drives and the reader drives. I only would need/want a single burner drive for backing up digital photos and the HTPC could have a reader, but if the build quality is better I wouldn't mind the small difference in price.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2013, 10:52 AM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,607
Default

Its not worth it. The price of media is still way to much.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2013, 11:50 AM
KaptCrunch's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,951
Default

have good results asus use it mainly as a player in HTPC for burn media still out of reach
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2013, 02:51 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,577
Default

The media storage space per GB (~5 to 25) is in the range of on par with DVDs to 2 times more, so the media can be worth it if it's bought at the right price. Catching discs on sale is the best thing you can do.

As for brand of burner, Asus is indeed usually a solid brand, but I also don't mind LG since I've had nothing but solid drives from them.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2013, 03:02 PM
dustin1706's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 631

My System Specs

Default

I've had two LG BH10LS30 in my machine since 2010. I've never had any issues with them and I've burned a ton of file backup and movie blu-rays.
__________________
Rig1 in "My System Specs"
Rig2: Q6600, P5DN-D, GTX650, 4GB HyperX, LG BD drive, TT armor case, ek supreme HF, 655 pump, XP
Dell XPS17 - i7 2820QM, 8GB ram, 1920x1080, BluRay, GT555m 3GB, 240gb Neutron GTX, 640GB Seagate, Win7 64
Server - i5 3450, Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe, 4GB DDR3, LSI MegaRAID 9240-8I, OCZ Vertex 4 120GB, 2x SG Barracuda 3TB(RAID1), 2x WD green 2TB(RAID1), Fractal Design Array R2, WHS 2011
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2013, 03:17 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hughenden Alberta
Posts: 73
Default

To be fair, I'm holding an old grudge against an LG drive that went off spec fairly quickly. I'm not ready to bury that hatchet though, so I'll likely look at an Asus. I was a little surprised when Enaberif as I had been looking on Newegg.ca and seen prices on discs slightly higher/gb than DVD, then I looked at Memoryexpress and saw what he meant. The space savings is worth a little money to me (my wife likes to shoot in raw, so she fills a HD pretty quick when she gets camera happy) but not if I was having to pay double the price/gb. Thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BFG PSU Opinions Dr_BenD_over Power Supplies 10 September 6, 2013 04:26 PM
Opinions overhauled101 CPU's and Motherboards 4 September 10, 2012 07:43 AM
Got new SSD, need opinions ipaine Storage 2 April 16, 2010 09:58 PM
opinions plz rob123 New Builds 4 March 29, 2010 07:28 AM
looking for opinions gingerbee CPU's and Motherboards 0 January 6, 2010 07:01 PM