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How long did your burner live?

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I have had a couple of DVD burners now, and they didnt seem to live that long.

 

My recent burner was a Sony DRU-710A. It lasted about 1 year(right after the warranty expired :blink: ) and about 400 burns.

 

Is that bout average?

 

I now have an LG 4167B...hoping it will last a little longer.

 

The prices are so good on new burners, that I dont get to bent out of shape when it comes to buying a new one.

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My NEC 1300 still works like it's charmed after 3 years....My Plex 716A crapped out after about 10 months and the replacement they sent isn't impressing me much better....... :'(

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I have two Sony DRU-710A drives that I have been using since October 2004. I thought one of them was starting to go bad a few months ago but it wasn't. Both of them are still working fine.

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I have a Sony 510A my first ($304),still works great 3-4 yrs old an NEC2500 and an NEC 3500 all work well and combined with the right media make excellent burns

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i have a pioneer dvr 106d first burner i ever got..i have thought about a new one but this one is still going strong... :thumbup:

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and about 400 burns.

No, I wouldn't say this was "average".

 

As the boys have already mentioned, we've had drives that have done 1000's of burns and still going strong.

 

I think you were just unlucky with that one.

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NEC1100 - Still running now and its 3 years or so old

 

NEC2510 - Still in use today, no problems - almost 2 years of use

 

NEC4550 - Newer but no issues so far, couple of months old

 

BenQ DW1655 - Newest drive, no probs whatsoever, probably upto 100+ burns now :)

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Some here were just dying to wonder when I'd get around to replying to this... :shifty:

 

 

NEC 3500a - Still going strong after a year and a half.

 

Sony DRU-500a - Still working, even though I don't use it anymore because it started behaving oddly on 4x Ritek, only writing to 2x where it had been writing 4x

 

Sony DRU-700a - Piece of trash, died after 2 months

 

Two IOMega LG Super dual format with DVD-RAM burners - still work, but, never did burn properly to media other drives had no problem with

 

Panasonic LF-311s - still works, but, such a pain it's almost as if it NEVER worked right! :lol:

 

Half a dozen LiteOn CD burners since 2000 - retired due to spotty behavior after about a year each.

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Some here were just dying to wonder when I'd get around to replying to this...
:yes:
I don't use it anymore

died after 2 months

never did burn properly

NEVER worked right

retired due to spotty behavior after about a year each

 

Damn DB, I'd forgotten all the probs..... :w00t:

 

 

:P

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