Wise Old Owl
if you have been cheated doesn't mean everyone's got themselves a fraud...I have a couple of vendors who do not advice just to sell off whatever they have in stock...these ppl sell more goods/hardware than number of days you have seen on earth and take my word for it they know which brand gives most of the issues...
Another reason they will advice you correctly is no one wants a nag after they sell a faulty product...
Yes, they do know what's the best, but they never advice correctly, coz even if the product develops fault the next day of purchase, they'll ask you to take it to the service center
Exactly. Small vendors may force you to get the drive in their stock, but not medium and large ones.
^exactly small vendors do force us. Here in my town there are dozens of small vendors but on Lamington road he will get couple of big and medium vendors. So if you are going to buy from Big vendor then its ok!
How large is a large vendor? In kolkata, If I stay inside the shop vedant for 15 minutes at any time of the day, they make bills worth at least Rs. 30000-50000 during that time. That means they sell goods worth at least 10 Lacs daily. Yet they'll give you the worst components if you ask their advice.
They wil always give you intel C2D, no matter what your budget, they'll never ask you to buy AMD. They'll never sell you WD 32 MB cache HDD, only seagate, They'll always advice microsoft keyboard mouse, even though logitech is similarly priced. These are just a few examples!
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As far as the original question is concerned, yes various people have different experiences with optical drives, its tough to point out the best. It all depends upon your luck. i prefer LG. I had the worst kind of experience with lite-on. I don't know what happened, but if it has closed down, the people in general are safer now.
My brother suggested lite-on 2 four friends coz it was digit's best buy. He also bought one for himself. You won't believe this, 4 of the 5 drives developed faults within 3 months, my drive survived a total of 13 months during which it stayed with the service center for around 4 months.