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    what dvd rw should i buy??

    hi

    what dvd rw should i get on a limited budget. 4x + and do the flash route of get an 8x when they reduce a little?

    also, my cdrw drive light is always on now. it's bright red and i can't remember it doing it before. its a liteon 48x drive.

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    I'd chose the Pioneer 106

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    Pioneer 106 if you're on a budget, Pioneer 107 if you're not.

    If you want one with fast CD burning as well as good DVD burning, then the alternative is the LiteOn 8x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron
    Pioneer 106 if you're on a budget, Pioneer 107 if you're not.

    If you want one with fast CD burning as well as good DVD burning, then the alternative is the LiteOn 8x.
    I find that LiteOn one quite fussy with what media you put in it. Maybe recent firmware flashes have fixed this....

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    I have a pioneer 106 and love it.

    Burns at 4x no probs

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    I find that LiteOn one quite fussy with what media you put in it. Maybe recent firmware flashes have fixed this....
    I bought mine around Christmas and haven't flashed it since. I've been using cheap Bulkpaq Orange DVD-Rs with it ever since I bought it. Burnt around 100 DVDs (data and movie DVDs) and not had a single problem.

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    I've got 3 NEC2500A drives and they are happy as larry with most media but I only use Ritek -R discs anyway

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    Slightly OT - been thinking about buying NEC2500 OEM
    What sw do you need to get to write to dvd (already have cd writing sw) & how much will that cost?

    If you suggest another retail drive with sw please keep in mind drive needs to black.

    cheers.

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    Ebuyer are doing a toshiba 4xdvd-r for £46.99 its a weekend special price and its also available in black for the same price

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59182

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    Lite On, £95, would read a piece of toast if i put it in there, never had a disc it couldn't read with latetest firmware flash
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    i got a LG +/- R/RW/RAM 8x Int IDE OEM

    and it was £67 from DABs

    - it is 8x - but the main reason i got it is because its cheap and it does RAM disks

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    I've got 3 NEC2500A drives and they are happy as larry with most media but I only use Ritek -R discs anyway

    Lee
    I second the vote for the NEC2500A 8xDVD-RW, oh and I just happened to buy it from where you work...the joys of living 10 mins up the road.

    Top drive, great media support and el cheapo...

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    Any one know if theres a firmware to make a p105 into a 106?

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    how long does it take to do a dvd disc?at 4x and 8x.also whats this about dvd-r- and dvd-r+ ??????

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    2.4x - 20 mins
    4.0x - 12 mins
    8.0x - ???

    Thats coping a full DVD/or a full 4.7GB

    - and i have never had any 8x media, cos i cant find any, and it only does 8x with DVD+

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    I have NEC 2500a, works with all the media ive used be it cheap and nasty or expensive. I paid about £90 for it a few months ago but ive seen if for £70 odd, a bargin if you ask me.
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