frostypug 20:39 06 Jul 2009

I need a new internal reliable dvd/cd burning rom.
I have a Acer Aspire T671-PB74 and Vista
Can anyone recommend one, Speed is not so important to me as reliability
Thanks for any help

  [email protected] 20:44 06 Jul 2009

i swapped all my drives 2x sata 2 hdd and dvd r/rw on both my pc's to samsung just over a year ago super quiet cool and never had a problem.

  Technotiger 20:47 06 Jul 2009

I have found this one to be very reliable, though I don't know if it is still available click here I have had mine for several years, it has never let me down.

  DieSse 22:22 06 Jul 2009

I always found LG drives to be significantly more reliable then others, when I built systems. I've had two LG drives in my system for many years - still going strong.

Unfortunately designs and builds change, so past "goodness" is only an indication that new models will also be OK.

  Stuartli 09:05 07 Jul 2009

Many optical drives are re-badged products from a specialist manufacturer - at the price they sell at these days there would seem to be only a very slim profit margin.

My two first CD-RW drives were TDK badged, but were in fact a re-badged Plextor and then Samsung; the current Sony DVD-RW is produced under a joint venture with NEC.

Incidentally the first TDK/Plextor drive cost me around £190, whilst the seven-year-old TDK/Samsung drive still works perfectly but gave way to the Sony DVD equivalent. Price - just under £20..:-)

  Stuartli 09:56 07 Jul 2009

If you go to section 5.1 of:

click here

you'll find quite a bit of individual information on optical drives from a large number of brand names.

  frostypug 13:26 07 Jul 2009

You have all helped me make a decision and I thank you all for you input

  Stuartli 16:34 07 Jul 2009

Out of curiosity, what model did you choose and why?

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