Cheap CD ROM Drive

  [DELETED] 19:07 08 Nov 2003

My CD ROM drive has stop working. I am interested in buying a new one but I am on a budget. Any ideas. Thanks in advance.

  [DELETED] 19:17 08 Nov 2003

pl I've just had one fitted (NEC 52x) for ?20 by my local Clinet Computer shop don't know if you have one near where you live if not try a local small coputer dealer you may be lucky they had some at ?12 if you could fit it yourself

  [DELETED] 20:06 08 Nov 2003

If you have a local PC World

click here

And no postage.

Just thought i'd mention it before you know who



  [DELETED] 20:12 08 Nov 2003

any sugestion on a good quality drive

  spuds 22:17 08 Nov 2003

Try ebuyer click here I ordered a cd-rw Optorite 52x32x52 IDE Drive [Quickfind 52648]Retail box for ?24.67 last Sunday,and it arrived on Thursday. The price of the basic Cd-rom drives and the Cd-Rw are not much different.Like the Liteon 24x10x40 IDE Drive-oem for ?14.69 [Quickfind 39080]

  Stuartli 11:07 09 Nov 2003

There is very little difference between a CD/DVD-ROM drive or its rewriter equivalent, merely what is charged for the latter....:-)

Sheer volume of manufacture means that floppies are now only three or four pounds each, a CD-ROM drive well under a tenner and a rewriter (admittedly a 24x write type made a year or two back) can be bought for under 15 pounds.

Even so spending another tenner will get you a CD-RW drive that's as fast as you will ever require at 48x write.

Most drives are rebadged products and the original manufacturers churned them out by the thousands, hence the low prices.

To find out who makes what and who rebadges them go to:

click here

  [DELETED] 17:29 09 Nov 2003

try their prices are pretty reasonable.

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