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Looking to buy my first dvd burner but no nothing at all,can someone give me a couple of brand names to buy or stay away from.

Thank's Joe

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Pioneer 112D is the one u should go with.

It's a great drive

btw, u need an IDE port to drive it to work

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If you are going SATA then the Samsung 203B is the top choice right now. If you are going IDE, then the Pioneer as suggested would be a good drive, and LG & Lite-On make excellent drives as well.

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I would want to know what computer the drive is going in and what the dvd burner will be used for before choosing one.

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sorry to hijack a post, but im also looking for a new burner to be used to backup xbox 360 games? Ideally I want one that will burn 99% of the time with verbs, but also one that will have a decent success rate with other brands (ritek, cmc etc). I will be running it using IDE, any ideas?

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My Sony usb burner works great with cheap media and with the more expensive stuff. I had to add a 2.0 usb adapter to my 5 year old laptop to get it to work properly though.

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My Sony usb burner works great with cheap media and with the more expensive stuff.

 

That's all quite well for now, but what about a year or two into the future? Look around the site for graphs of some year old cheap CMC media and see how well it holds up. <_< Better to spend another 30% on a disc manufactured to last . :thumbup:

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My Sony usb burner works great with cheap media and with the more expensive stuff.

 

That's all quite well for now, but what about a year or two into the future? Look around the site for graphs of some year old cheap CMC media and see how well it holds up. <_< Better to spend another 30% on a disc manufactured to last . :thumbup:

I appriciate that verbs are the way to go in terms of 100% efficiency, but friends of mine have had a lot of success with various discs, including aones, riteks, cmcs and ricohs. if they last a year or more thats a risk some are willing to take. but in terms of cost, a case of 25 verbs will set you back £45, whereas a pack of 25 ricohs or riteks wont go over £20, so there is a considerable difference in price.

 

so with that in mind whats the best burner for the job?

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I appriciate that verbs are the way to go in terms of 100% efficiency, but friends of mine have had a lot of success with various discs, including aones, riteks, cmcs and ricohs. if they last a year or more thats a risk some are willing to take. but in terms of cost, a case of 25 verbs will set you back £45, whereas a pack of 25 ricohs or riteks wont go over £20, so there is a considerable difference in price.

 

so with that in mind whats the best burner for the job?

 

There is no perfect drive for that job, too many permutations/ mobo/chipset/media

 

Take your pick and hope for the best.

 

Or buy good quality media and decrease the risk

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I appriciate that verbs are the way to go in terms of 100% efficiency, but friends of mine have had a lot of success with various discs, including aones, riteks, cmcs and ricohs. if they last a year or more thats a risk some are willing to take. but in terms of cost, a case of 25 verbs will set you back £45, whereas a pack of 25 ricohs or riteks wont go over £20, so there is a considerable difference in price.

 

so with that in mind whats the best burner for the job?

 

There is no perfect drive for that job, too many permutations/ mobo/chipset/media

 

Take your pick and hope for the best.

 

Or buy good quality media and decrease the risk

Are NEC generally a good place to start? I was under the impression that not all DL burners will burn 360 games (even with verbs?)

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If thats your main use then a pioneer 111 or 112 both of these drives burn my 360 games created with xbc 2.5 or 2.6 to verb at 2.4x verify / scan ok and most importantly work 100% in my 360 using ImgBurn to write.

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My Sony usb burner works great with cheap media and with the more expensive stuff.

 

That's all quite well for now, but what about a year or two into the future? Look around the site for graphs of some year old cheap CMC media and see how well it holds up. <_< Better to spend another 30% on a disc manufactured to last . :thumbup:

I appriciate that verbs are the way to go in terms of 100% efficiency, but friends of mine have had a lot of success with various discs, including aones, riteks, cmcs and ricohs. if they last a year or more thats a risk some are willing to take. but in terms of cost, a case of 25 verbs will set you back

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No drives can handle this job, imo. I've never used bad media.

btw, the media in Europe is way too expensive....

I can get 50 pack MIS MCC002 with only about �6 here in China. U can pay about �16.5 for Taiyo T01 100 pack media.

are Verbatim and Taiyo as reliable as each other?

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No drives can handle this job, imo. I've never used bad media.

btw, the media in Europe is way too expensive....

I can get 50 pack MIS MCC002 with only about �6 here in China. U can pay about �16.5 for Taiyo T01 100 pack media.

are Verbatim and Taiyo as reliable as each other?

 

In terms of quality, yes. AFAIK, europe raise the tax of media by a large margin. The high prices is the penalty......for each other.

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