New DVD Rom Drive Needed - Advice Please !

  domtheboy 12:52 09 Feb 2004

Hi all

Can anyone recommend a decent DVD Rom drive ? My current drive has died over the weekens so I need to replace it.

I'm looking at around the £20 - £25 mark (big spender I know). Can anyone recommend a decent one ?



  alan227 12:59 09 Feb 2004

Try this one from Novatech.
click here

  Sie1 12:59 09 Feb 2004

Recently brought a DVD combo drive from PC world.
Specs are DVD 16x CD 52x CD-R 52x CDRW 24 or 36X I think but I'm not sure.
Price was around £45 mark. I know this is more than you wished to pay but its a really good deal for such a high spec.
It is in their "brown box" range.
Installed without a problem and come with Nero and a DVD playing program as well.
Hope this is of use.

  Stuartli 13:02 09 Feb 2004

You can buy the Pioneer 116 for around your price (mine has performed faultlessly for two years now) from most online retailers such as Scan (click here); I paid £54 for an OEM model...:-(

As you don't need any drivers other than the standard Windows generic one, buying in OEM form will save you money; if you want DVD software such as PowerDVD (now version 5) you can usually acquire it much cheaper when buying hardware at the same time.

  Stuartli 13:06 09 Feb 2004

I can, believe it or not, do even better than that - but personally I wouldn't deal with this company...

click here

  alan227 16:56 09 Feb 2004

Just seen this on Overclockers, under £20 including VAT.

click here

  JerryJay 17:04 09 Feb 2004

Pay £59.99 to get a 4x+-DVD writer NEC ND-1300A 4x DVD writer supporting DVD+R(W) and DVD-R(W)
click here. Good inverstment long run.

  accord 17:08 09 Feb 2004

£21.68 incl VAT

click here

  clayton 18:11 09 Feb 2004

Lite-On x16 x48 DVD-ROM inc Power DVD software £20.88

click here

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