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    Which brand of DVD Writer/DVD Rom is best in the Market ????///

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    why dont you ask the market!!!

    if you ask me , lg ,sam , sony, azus, alll are of good quality , not a big difference in terms of technology

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    however the stock asus cd writer which came with my compaq called it quits after just over an yr... but the sony dvd writer i then installed has not given up till date.... its been 2.5 yrs now. written countless dvds and cds...

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    Sony DVD writers suck big time....Even a slightest of scratch and u ware bound to get the cyclic redundancy error...

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    Ive been using LG for some time and I havent had any trouble with it although I dont use it very often since I have started saving stuff in usb drives instead as its fast and more secure then a dvd or a cd

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    What do you guys think about Samsung ?
    I have a samsung CD drive it was automatic CD loading when I bought 4 years before now its manual loading. Other than that its working fine. My Sony DVD Rom stopped working 2 years after I bought it.

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    I purchase Pioneer A06 DVD writer in 2003. Last year I purchased LG D/L DVD writer and both are good.
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    If you go by official Expert opinion ... "Lite On" is the best in DVD drives .... I use it and it has NEVER given me a problem ...

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    i think Lg DvD drive wth Roxio Software rocks man..................... Got tht around an year back..................... i think it was a vgood buy..........

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    As shadowcon suggested "Lite on" and Samsung are the best available DVD writer in the market however if you are on budget then go for samsung as they cost a mere rs 1200/- only but if you want performance then go for Lite on but i think for lite on availabilty might be an issue

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    I have been using LG for past 2 yrs...No Issues till now....
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    Song DVD ROM is the best selling DVD ROM in the market.It is famous for its clarity and good image quality.I would recommend it if you are buying a new DVD ROM.

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    My samsung been in good workable condition for 2 years now. so its the best for me so far.

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    i am using samsung DVD-w
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    i've tried SONY DVD reader, LG DVD writer and ASUS DVD writer with Lightscribe technology. Sony and ASUS are very sensitive with scratched disks, however LG gave me a consistent performance in writing and reading scratched disks.

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    You can go for LiteOn or Sony

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    Ya lite on has performance as well as better life expectancy .

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    i've been using my sony dvd writer for 2.2 yrs now! that is many cds and dvds! compare that to the stock asus cd writer on my stupid compaq, it gave away in 13 months...
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    Lite-on is the best. Some of the popular brand in the market are infact made by Lite-on, including one model of Sony. Now Moser Baer(Lite-on) is also available (slightly cheaper than Lite-on) with same configuration.

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    1) Lite-On (Recommended)

    2) LG

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    i have both sony n LG
    sony very senstive but fast like hell ,use LG for any DVD media easily

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    mm sorry to bump old topic but any one got idea about HP dvd rw??

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    I have HP DVD writer.

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    asus makes the best optical drives. I m always with em.

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    Well, I have used samsung 203-D and I normally burn around 20-30 disks per month on 8x using verbatim disks. No issues. There are many models in sony and asus which are pretty good. Even though they are OEM drives, you will see the model number on the manufacturer's sticker which is stuck on the box.

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    Get A LG or Samsung Dvd Writer. For Me they are the best.

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    Its pretty difficult to choose a drive based on brands. They have a model number. Though they are OEM drives, manufacturers make an effort to put the specs of the drive of the box. I mentioned this once in other forum, so I will do it here. If someone uses it, its good or else people can resume blindly mentioning company's names:
    It depends on how much dvd your planning to burn. I burn on an average of 24 disks a month with speed of 8x-16x on my sony and vertabrim disks. Heard from reliable sources Moser baer version of the liteon drives are pretty much garbage. I am using samsung 203-D and other than PIO/DMA settings conflict (which is conflict many drives to be honest)- I had no issues whatsoever after swapping the PIO/DMA settings via bios and flashing it to the latest firmware. Before that I have used sony IDE cd drive for 5 years and sony IDE dvd drive for one year and they still worked. Hardware failure is something inevitable. One is pretty lucky if one's sata drives last for a year with an average burn of 24 disk a month. My next drive will be a IDE one- I find that way more reliable than sata. Truth be told, there isnt much different SATA and IDE when it comes to a DVD writer. My choice will go for a sony OR samsung drives provided its IDE- some models of Sony are Pioneer's OEM. If your lucky to find it- benq 1650 and 1640 are amazing but they are extinct.
    It also depends on the quality of the disks that your burning and using as well. I either use Sony or import Verbatim but now even they are available in India. People use el cheapo disks (in my book that includes moser baer) which gets warmed up so fast and potentially damage the inner parts of the drive- yet they expect the dvd drive to work properly which doesnt do any justice. Now as for dvd drives- Sony DRU-820A is actually OEM BenQ DW1670 with 5x DVD-RAM. If one sees overall best, Nothing beats pioneer and Benq. Unfortunatly manufacturers keep on changing their OEM- so if you want quality drives, equale amount of research is important. We did see Sony selling Pioneer and Benq rebranded OEMs which is a pretty smart and good thing for us since benq and pioneer isnt available here now. In samsung I only found 203-b/d being good, not sure about the new model. If one gets 820A, one should buy it.
    Also the life of a drive (any pc hardware for that matter) depends on a good psu with proven peak efficiency and good amperage for the system which is required.

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    I will suggest only 1

    Liteon

    they are not only cheap but also better in performance than other brands..

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    i should prefer Lite-On but its outta stock and taken over by Moser Baer now :P
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