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    DVD-Drives

    Recently my DVD Rom decided that it no longer likes DVDs and will only read CDs. So im looking for a decent, reliable and cheap drive (student)

    My knowledge on DVD and CD drives is a little worse than awful so i was hoping u could throw me some suggestions on what to get.

    My current DVD (broken drive) is a Sony DDU1612 DVD-ROM and im not wanting another as ive heard negative feedback about sony dvd drives since ive had this problem

    Thanks in advance

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    I've been Asus DVD Rom drives recently and they are cheap, reliable and most importantly quiet! They also rip DVDs at about 14x using DVD Decrypter which is nice

    Bout £16 from scan ohhh and they are short in length too which makes them neater as it hides the cabling
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    he meant dvd-rom as in readers I think - liteon ones are cheap, in fact most dvd drives are around 15 quid nowadays
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    I have always just bought any old cheap CD/DVD ROM and never had a problem with them The only ones I have had fail are from pre-built machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mblaster
    The only ones I have had fail are from pre-built machines.
    I second that.

    Never had any trouble from Lite-On ones, cheap and cheerful.

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    Just don't get a Sony drive, really poor drives, noisy slow, and un-reliable.

    Pioneer drives are always good.
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