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    Best DVD writer for around £40?

    I have been looking for a Toshiba SD-R5372, which is CustomPC's current 'elite' drive. But it seems they can't be bought anywhere.

    So does anyone have any recomendations for a drive around the £40 mark?

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    NEC 3520A

    cant recommend it enough and comes in black, beige or silver

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    As above, no problems at all with mine

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    I see Scan have the NEC ND-3540A for £29 INC VAT (has faster dual layer writing than the NEC 3520). Would it be worth getting that over the NEC ND-3520?

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    I have an LG 4163B, works very nicely 16x16 speed and as an added extra does DVD-RAM @x5 too, cheap on scan:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=170231

    looks nicer than their picture, top drive in this picture:
    http://www.updc.co.uk/files/stacker/DSC03488.JPG

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    You can get any DVDRW for 40 quid these days.

    NEC For top specs and cheap, e.g a 3520 or 3540 can be had for 29 as said

    If you want the bee's connector joints, the new pioneer 110 is about 40, same as the 3540, but can write DVD-rDL at 8 instead of 6 speed making it the best so fat, plus its a bit sexier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swafe
    If you want the bee's connector joints, the new pioneer 110 is about 40, same as the 3540, but can write DVD-rDL at 8 instead of 6 speed making it the best so fat, plus its a bit sexier
    Scan have the 110D for around £35 on Today Only. At that price (and free postage) it's cheaper than the computer fair.

    Does anybody know if the reduced length (110D) makes any difference to performance and if the drive can do all standards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm
    Scan have the 110D for around £35 on Today Only. At that price (and free postage) it's cheaper than the computer fair.

    Does anybody know if the reduced length (110D) makes any difference to performance and if the drive can do all standards?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    What free postage?
    check in the general discussion forum, and where how u been in the past few days?



    anyway i am thinking of the 110D but not too sure, whens the next NEC out?

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    I've got a Pioneer 109, excellent writer, i have no probs!

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    3540 again plus loads of hacked firmware about for it

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    I have a pair of NEC 3540s, they are the 16x dvd burner with the fastest CD write times also - reaching 48x for cd-r. And they're only around £30 each

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    I got a nec 3530 in a dell 5100 it is a great drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swafe
    You can get any DVDRW for 40 quid these days.
    Except Plextors or DVDRW that support Lightscribe

    At the moment, the Benq 1640 is highly regarded at CDRLabs forum, and is likely going to be my next DVDRW, unless I decide to get a Lightscribe drive

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