Which CD Writer is most reliable???:?:

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Does a samsung writer suck??

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  1. tarey_g

    tarey_g Hanging, since 2004..

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    I hav a samsung 40-12-40 CD RW ,buying this writer was the biggest mistake i made, a samsung writer is the worst u can buy and the after sales support is terrible. samsung writers mostly give errors like 'buffer underun error','could not perform fixation' etc .I tried samsung DVD combo but i also started giving the same errors just after two months. so pls help me buying a new CD RW or a good DVD combo drive. pls suggest the most reliable based on ur experience.
     
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    Well, I have a Sony 52X/32X/52X CD RW. And all CDs until today have been successfully burnt. Not a single time has my CD RW given me an error. And because this is my first writer, I can only suggest u to buy this Sony one. Actually, one of my friends has a Sony 48X CD RW, and he has been using it without any problems at all. So, I have pretty good experiences with Sony writers.

    I would suggest you not to go for a combo drive, and buy a DVD-ROM drive separately...... but there are plenty of people who may think otherwise. So, finally, u have to make up your mind.
     
  3. busyanuj

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    I've been using LG RW drive for the past 18 months, and it is working absolutely fine. no errors.

    and buy DVD ROM and CD RW drives separately, instead of combo, I'll suggest.
     
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    my samsung is working fine
     
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    I am using a Samsung writer since quite some time. It is working prefectly well and hasn't given any trouble at all.
     
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    I am using SCSI Yamaha 16X10X40X for last three years, No problems till date.
     
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    navneeth_snr New Member

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    I too have the Samsung 40-12-40 CDRW. Its works fine. No errors nothing. I don't know why ur rw is not working fine. It may don't work because improper maintainence (I mean CDRW may get damaged or does not work correctly while burning on cheap/local discs).

    Also clean ur lens with a cd cleaner! It may solve ur problem!
     
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    I own a Samsung CD writer, many of my friends also use samsung drives and all of them work just fine. Remember, CD drives unlike most computer peripherals, have many moveable parts, most drives bite the dust due to manhandling or lack of cleanliness.
     
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    Try defragmenting your C: (or the drive in which your program files folder is located). There must be at least 1 GB free space on that drive when you burn CDs. If it is not hardware problem, this should make your writer burning CDs properly without error.
     
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    somehow this thread has majority ppl supporting samsung
    i on the other hand hate samsung optical drives ... ( personal choice)
    i just made a shift from sony to lite-on .... either would do just fine ... next choice => lg
     
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    i have a samsung 48x rw...works fine....but a lg is good as well
     
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    Well, I wouldn't recommend LG drives.
    Samsung are good.
    Try to gathar some feedback on Krypton Drives.
     
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    tarey_g Hanging, since 2004..

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    I know all abt how to maintain a writer or drives and i hav fixed many ,but samsung is the one i'll never advice to go for ,and the worst of it the after sales support really sucks, my writer was for three months in the service center and those guys were never able to fix it properly. you r probably lucky.
     
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    i m using sumsung from last 2 years
    all prob due to bad QUL media no one due to writer
    it`s working perfact for me

    but still i know SONY is the best.
     
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    And I use Sony, BenQ :roll:
     
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    Will sony be the right choice
    here is the price list

    LG Rs 1450
    SONY Rs 1600
    SAMSUNG I don't care
    LITEON Pls tell me
    ASUS Rs 1550


    pls inform abt any other good writer
     
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    hello ppl :D
    nice to be back after a break :D
    Samsung writers r downright CRAP !!
    LG writers r GREAT :D
    Sony r great too but they lack decent after sales support when compared with LG :D
    i personally hate Liteon since they make a LOT of noise, it's like starting a small jetengine inside ur PC :p
    as for benq and krypton , it's simply not worth goin in for them cos they dont give u any decent price advantage and dont perform as well as other brand neway :(
    so LG would be a best buy for u :D
    and DO NOT buy combo drives :)
    stick to CD-RW drives and go for a seperate DVD ROM Drives :D
    enjoy :)
     
  18. medpal

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    all i can say is that:

    do not go for samsung
    do not go for samsung
    do not go for samsung
    do not go for samsung
    do not go for samsung

    well about others i do not have much experience about lg ones

    liteon one are good and i have ordered the one in digit offer.

    sony are rebadged liteons so difference is negligible and re good.

    benq, i have two friends who are satisfied user of benq drives for 2 years no probs at all.

    so my suggestions liteon > sony > benq > lg. stop here.
     
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    tushar_novice New Member

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    I have used samsund cd rom and RW both suck. Rw gave buffer underruns whereas rom had a faulty lens. AM currently using LG it rokz. I am able to burn upto 52x using my superslow PC.
     
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    I fully agree. Liteon is the best choice. Sony is also made by Liteon. I can write a full 700 MB Cd on my Liteon 52x cdrw in less than 2min 45 secs at any given time.
     
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