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    Bought a Pioneer DVR-106 4x DVD±RW

    Just purchased a Pioneer DVR-106 4x DVD±RW, Ive heard good things about this DVD-Writer, Any thoughts here?? Whats the best media out there at the mo? Minus media seems to be the cheapest

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    Im really tempted to pick one of these up for myself. also heard good things. how much did you pay for yours if you dont mind me asking?

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    What ever u do i wudnt by Ritek discs for a pieinurear forever making cock ups get some light backed discs

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    But i still say Sony's r better. (Not cus i own one )

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    my thoughts are :
    how much?
    and how do you do the +- symbol?

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    You can get the pieinurear for £115 and the Sony for £150

    Just check out ur character map for the symbol ±±±±±±±±±±±±

    6th row down and 12th from the rite

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    I paid £128 from OcUk, my m8 had the same one for about 2 weeks with no problems. Also Paid for next day but it hasent turned up

    I copied the ± from the description on overclockers.

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    i like my p105 very nice drive for £37.99

    my disks are ritek -4x ones, havent really used many but ritek are best known for quality. dont get princo disks (datawrite/datasafe brands). i get disks from www.blankdiscshop.co.uk which list what dye is used, so u can aviod the crap quality princo ones...

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    Those DVD±RW are just getting cheaper and cheaper... Oh, how I wish someone will make one with SCSI interface...
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    i got one of these about 6 weeks ago and honestly its been brill
    no coasters at all dvd wise and 3 total cd-r coasters excellent
    drive id recomend it
    dvd wise ive been using the orange bulkpaq 4x dvd-r media they
    work out at about £21.00 inc p&p for a 25 cake and like ive said not 1 coaster yet!!!touch wood
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    Suppose down to personal prfrence i had a few problems wiv my Pioneer so thats why i rate my sony so high another thing i h8 about the pioneer is the 2mb cache where as the sony has got a 8mb cache so u can do alot without messing up ur burning

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    erm... 8mb cache in a a cd/dvd-rw, isnt that a bit much???? thats more than both my hdd's put together!
    i doubt having 8mb over 2mb affects burning much atall... aslong as ur drive is burn proof/buffer underrun protection.

    but for £37.99 my 4x dvd-rw burner was a bargain... but ive not yet used it more than 10 times! (had it a few months!)

    some one explain why SCSI interface would be better for a dvd/cd writer... they use nowhere near the max ata133 bandwidth... not too much cpu overhead either... why would u want an scsi one!!! it wouldnt be any faster! just cost 2x more!

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    Originally posted by |SilentDeath|
    some one explain why SCSI interface would be better for a dvd/cd writer... they use nowhere near the max ata133 bandwidth... not too much cpu overhead either... why would u want an scsi one!!! it wouldnt be any faster! just cost 2x more!
    It suddenly becomes very convenient when you've 8 HDDs and 3 optical drives already... See sig.
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    heh! wtf do u need 3 or 4 optical drives? MASS DVD COPYING??

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    I only just got mine the other day, great drive and no coasters just yet Using Princo brand media..backed up some games and movies. 4x write is fast enough for me.

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    i've got some bulkpaq orange tops waiting to be used when my 105 arrives.

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    bulkpaq (orange) and datawrite/datasafe and all other disks using princo dye are suppost to be very, very crap, any coasters yet?
    i use ones with ritek g04 atm

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