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    Buying a new DVD-Rom Drive

    I'm looking at buying one of these to replace my old Samsung one that has given up on me recently. Perusing around various sites I have been unable to find many reviews or recommendations as to the best one to buy. All I find is info on DVD-Writers mainly.

    I know this is a fairly inexpensive upgrade and performance probably doesnt differ that much between most drives, but could you please make some recommendations to any particular drive so I know that my money will go towards something that is of decent quality?

    Money is not really an issue, but I dont want a DVD Writer. Also I would prefer Tray rather than Slot Loading.

    Thanks, hope you can help some

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    get a liteon 16x... i like liteon drives...

    sony & pioneer also make quality stuff

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    Go with the liteon...

    Its cheap, fast (32x CD 'backups' on the fly etc) and cheerful.

    Its also well supported via firmware updates and easy to make region free.

    nuff said really

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    is this a good drive?

    Im looking at this drive myself:
    Plextor 16x48 IDE Internal DVD Drive - Retail Box

    i want ti because my other drives are plextor and it will look nice, but obviously i dont want it if its crap? is it a reliable and easily updated drive?
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    Ive looked at a Plextor DVD myself but I cant find any reviews anywhere

    If its quicker than the liteon in mode 2 cd ripping and dvd ripping then the liteons going on fleabay...

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    well i think i'll buy one myself, i wont use it much, i just need a second drive, and it may aswell be a DVD ROM.

    if you find any negative reviews let me know.

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    another vote for liteOn here got one here from when they first came out plays everything perfect and not to noisey either


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    liteon all the way...

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    another vote for lite on

    or plextor, if u have the money
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    liteon- have heard nothing but good things tho i like my samsung to

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    Liteon it is!

    Thanks for all your views, the undisputed choice will have to be the Lite-on I shall buy one online today.

    I know that Plextor are definately the choice for Writers, and so undoubtably their dvd drives are probably likely to be quite good too, however the majority swings it, I shall go Lite-on.

    Thank you

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    np, glad to help

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    i had a Liteon and NEC before, both were 16x. the liteon is a tad noisy so i sold it to my friend. the NEC is extremely quite but i had to give it away just to satisfy a buyer to buy my old P3 system.

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    Get the Lite -on 16x dvd rom , i had a problem with my old LG dvd rom . got this one everythings ok now. No dvd play back prob`s what so ever.

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    well my writters a lite-on and i've had no problems with it. personally if you had the cash then get a pioneer. if not then def lite-on.

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