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    Best DVD-ROM...

    Its been a good 5 years my Asus 16X DVD-ROM has served me.. Its now making alot of noise, and its been really picky on discs..

    I'm taking this opportunity to try other brands, hopefully something thats awfully silent. 5 years ago Samsung optical drives were rubbish IMO.. are they still now? What's the optical drives in your opinions?

    Hopefully this'll give me some ideas on which to get..
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    NEC (good DVD-RW drive - don't think they do a DVD-ROM)

    Asus, LG, Lite-On are also OK.

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    Avoid Sony.

    Maybe the more expensive ones are ok, but I've got the OEM one from scan and it's utter rubbish. Fails to read CD-Rs, burns really slowly.

    I finally found where to upgrade the firmware, and it's a bit better at reading CD-Rs now, but is even slower than before!

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    im using a samsung here and it seams to be okay
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    Just get a nec DVD-RW, you can never go wrong and they are just over £20
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    Just get a nec DVD-RW, you can never go wrong and they are just over £20
    Second this.

    Way OT but does anyone remember when floppy drives were £60 each? You remmeber those bits of plastic that held only 1.44Mb? Blimey that was a fair while ago.....
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    Nec gets my vote too.

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    My samsung struggles when writing dvd's (and even reading some). I've only heard good things about the NEC's though so i'd go for that too.

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    http://svp.co.uk/products-list.php?cid=86

    Don't know about good drives, but cheap ones you can get from about £15. Cheap enough not to worry about if it fails

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    They're all pretty good these days. For in-depth (and I mean really comprehensive) reviews of the performance of different drives look here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    Avoid Sony.

    Maybe the more expensive ones are ok, but I've got the OEM one from scan and it's utter rubbish. Fails to read CD-Rs, burns really slowly.

    I finally found where to upgrade the firmware, and it's a bit better at reading CD-Rs now, but is even slower than before!

    I've got the Sony DRU-810A and it has been perfect - had it about a year, cost me around £60 when I got it tho.... (edit- that is a dvd-rw tho)

    Otherwise Plextor are second to none, so if you want to go for a good quality drive, they are the ones to buy

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    Whats a good quiet dvd drive (dual layer dvd rw)?

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    For a DVD-ROM get the cheapest you can find. IF you wanna step up to DVD-RW, then either get the NEC or if you have a bit more money to spend get http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=330292 have one in my main machine, never failed me once and theres a SATA version too.

    Otherwise scan has a whole selection of drive under £25 inc VAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube
    Second this.

    Way OT but does anyone remember when floppy drives were £60 each? You remmeber those bits of plastic that held only 1.44Mb? Blimey that was a fair while ago.....
    I use an NEC +/- R/W as well.

    1.44MB? Luxury!
    I remember when floppies were 8 inch and stored 100K.

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    RW's are a so cheap these days, you'd be insane not to get one IMO.

    NEC, Plextor, Pioneer are all good. Ive gone with NEC for my last 3 drives, and im pleased with them. Tend to be a bit cheaper.

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    Try the LG GSA-H10N 10 nice drive.
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