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Which brand dvd burner for longevity?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by johnspack, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. johnspack

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    I just finished off yet another samsung burner, I've toasted several liteons, getting tired of replacing every 4-6 months if I'm lucky. Biggest problem is the discs I've burned while it was dying and I didn't know it was yet. So according to ncix my choices left are LG and Pioneer. I can't afford any more bad backups arg.... Anyone here have good luck with those last two? And yes, I do burn 100's of discs on them.
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    iv got a pioneer dvr-108 that has lasted a few years, cant find it on there website anymore lol, gonna go pioneer on next new drive:)
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    Pioneer > Lg
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    Yeah, think I'll go the pioneer, no more crap.....
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I burn a daily back-up on my Sony drive without issue, it has been going strong burning a almost full DVD daily for 2 years now.
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    I had my NEC for such a long time now, and have never coastered a single disk...and I do burn on cheapo media. My Sony (has the laser made in Japan), has been great also, only coastered once.
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    I have like 5 asus dvd drives and they all work fine
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    Lite-on is good I've been using it for a year.
    At what speed do you burn a disks?
    Do you burn them at the highest rated capacity of your burner?
    It's safer to burn disks at a speed lower than what you burner can handle.
    I have a 20x burner and I burn only at 8x.
    Also try updating the firmware. Ny lite-on stopped reading and writing DVD's in between and it was solved by updating the firmware(get it at lite-on's site)
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    I've used Lite-On's for quite sometime but I think my next purchase will be some Pioneer's. We've done several builds lately with Pioneer burners and DAMN, they are quite! Lite-On's get a little noisy, especially when it's burning/reading a CD.
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    Tbh, Pioneers have always served me well. No complaints........:toast:
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    I've never had an issue with 6 or 7 Liteon's that I've owned. I'm running 2 of them in my current rig.
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    I hear ya, but Liteon's have never seemed to stand up more than 6 months to a year for me. Personal experience, maybe others have had luck, but I have not. I will only buy Sony or Pioneers now...................
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    i have a pioneer DVD-RW been going strong had it for 2 years now
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    Do you smoke around them? If so that could shorten the life.





    They are made sooooo cheap now a days. I think it's a hit and a miss on them anymore. I mean they are only 20 dollars(usd) NEW these days retail.
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    I had 3 Litons. They all last slightly more than a year. Since then, I switched to Pioneer and never had problem with it.
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    Pioneer is next, hope I can pass 200 dvds burned on a single drive this time....
    and by do you smoke do you mean what we grow around here.... heheh
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    And yes I'd like a sony but at almost 200 bucks....passss
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    Get LG.
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    Get an Asus or Pioneer. Pioneer make the Asus drives. i cant beleive how quiet they are over my sammy and lg drives!
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    Never mind the brand the models it is all about luck. I work in computer shop. Arrive one shipment perfect second shipment suck for the same brand and even model and we have sold all brands. Pioneers are great but there are also bad series. In time when you find what model is ok it is not manufactured any more or next shipment is not as good. IMO LiteON, Samsung(some have compatibility issues with some MB they were stucking at 3.2mb/s read write but when they worked they worked).LG had good burneres 4x-8x new models are mediocre. 3 years ago we had Philips some cheap burners one man who had pioneers buyed 2 of them he sad that they would be back up to pioneers after I wile he sad that Philips were better by far than pioneers he had and lasted more. Pioneer are good bet. But bottom line is all about luck.
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    My old Plextor did not kick the bucket yet. Too bad the are so expensive. They should cut their prices in half to make them good buys.
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    Just an update, got the pioneer 216D burner, really quiet and really fast! I'm looking forward to see if it has the staying power of the sonys and plextors..... Already burned a dozen discs..
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    Samsungs seem to be stable to me, dont know what you are doing to them :D.

    Ive used Liteons no problem. In fact, one I got from Walmart like 5 years ago is still kicking ass in my sisters computer (which I gave to her and its still burning DVDs.)

    Plextor is awesome and gets great reviews as do the pioneers. HPs are very nice as well.
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    I am running an Asus and it has been great hell of alot quiieter then my LG and Liteon drives ever were.
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    in the last 5 yrs ive had 2 Pioneers and 2 LG which are current (1 in each PC) ,have to say both brands are pretty good ,but for some reason i prefer the Pioneer ,no particular reason ,they just "seem" better to me.

    have to agree with the above post tho ,the LG does seem very noisy compared to my previous Pioneer ,but it does the job.

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