DVD Writer needed!!

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  1. harmik

    harmik New Member

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    Hi every1...

    i have a P4 1.7GHZ, Intel i845GL motherboard, 256MB RAM (DDR@ 133MHz) and 40GB+ 20GB HDD's, 15" Compaq monitor etc...
    Also, i got Samsung CD Writer and a Samsung DVD ROM.

    Now, as i am running out of space on my HDD (and my SAMSUNG CD Writer refuses to write CDs w/oo any probs), i would like to get a DVD Writer..
    (will upgrade my whole PC later on)

    Plz suggest me a good DVD Writer (should also run on my PC and write DVD's, CDs w/o any probs.. and it shud support all thr DVD, CD formats out there..)

    I have experienced tray problems with samsung drives (2 up till nw). and also heard about similar problems with LG. Some frnds told me that LiteOn drives take way too long to write DVDs. so i think only decent company left is Sony..

    So plz suggest me a good model fr a decent enuf price (plz also mention price of the product as well...

    thnx in advance..
    :)
     
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    i am using Sony dru-810a .. have had no issues at all with this very fine drive.. and a couple of my friends even commented on its speed at copying stuff off it..
    all this is possible cause of my asus a8n-e and 512mb ram and sata hdd .. you might wanna upgrade you ram alongwith the writer
     
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    The best ones i India are Lite-ONs and BenQs...

    It's written on numerous posts on this forum that Sony re-badges Lite-On and BenQ drives. Also i suppose Lite-On has purchased BenQ.

    I am getting a BenQ DVD Writer for myself (BenQ 1650 i suppose).
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    BENQ>>LITEON>> SONY

    BENQ 1650 is good drive
    dunno abt LITEON
     
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    codename_romeo Romeo + Lucifer = ME

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    i am using HP dvd 735 at it runs fine w/o any problems.......... costed me around 2.3k
     
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    Get a Sony DRU-820A. I'm using it from a year and haven't experienced any problems.
     
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    hmm...
    different opinions..
    many people say sony r good and many say Benq r best and some r using HP .......
    please also mention prices people..
    and drive shud be able to support all the DVD, CD formats out there.

    thnx
     
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    sam9s The High 5 Flyer

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    Sony or Liteon, I dont think benq falls under the same league. I am using
    Sony DVD RW DW-Q28A for an year now without a glitch.
     
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    so till now u ppl hv recommended me d following::
    Sony dru-810a
    BenQ 1650
    HP dvd 735
    Sony DRU-820A
    Sony DVD RW DW-Q28A
     
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    sam9s The High 5 Flyer

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    Sony wins 2 out of 4 choises
     
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    hey people what about Asus 1608 dvd writer...heard its better than sony ... also sony dru 830 is there now ... hows it better than dru 820 ??
     
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    hey its a known truth that ... sony sellls either liteon or benq dvd writers under their face plate .. go check .. www.cdfreaks.com ..

    so stop praising sony drives .. in any case sony drives are more costlier than either lite on or benq ..

    also benq odd business is bought by lite on .. so if u want to get true benq drive .. then try to get .. either dw 1640 or 1650 or 1655
    these are the best dvd drives that benq produced.. i am using 1640 .. one of the best ever ..

    if u want to go for lite on then try shm 165p6s .. a very good drive ..
     
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    go either for
    asus 1608 p3s
    lg gsa h10n
    lg gsa h22n
    liteon 165p6s
    benq 1650

    with benq u wont get any future firmware upgrades
    with liteon i dont think the service support in india is good
    all most any sony dvd writer is a rebadged benq/liteon/samsung

    u can read reviews of dvd rw on
    www.cdfreaks.com
    www.cdrlabs.com

    AND THEN DECIDE WHAT U NEED..
    I WENT FOR ASUS 1608 P3S.
     
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    go for sony its only for 1.9k and very good on error correction
     
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    some drives which i found worthwhile at cdrlabs.com (dnt knw if thy r avail in india r nt though..
    BenQ DW1640 16x DVD±RW
    1650
    1670
    Sony DRU-830A 18x DVD±RW/RAM
    ASUS DRW-1608P3S 16x DVD±RW/RAM

    i would rather nt go in for a Samsung or LG drive....

    Nw the rest depends on which drive the vendor might have.... :D

    If some1 thinks any of these drives has serious flaws which they encountered, then plz tell me so ppl..
    thnx a lot
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    How did I get my BCIC Firmware upgrade eh?
     
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