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Maplin.co.uk: 4x DVD+RW £29.99 inc. VAT - Saturday, October 09, 2004 is listed in this site. Anyone know if this is any good or recomment a different one. Willing to pay more for quality :)
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1d, 2y agoPosted 1 decade, 2 years ago
Maplin.co.uk: 4x DVD+RW £29.99 inc. VAT - Saturday, October 09, 2004 is listed in this site. Anyone know if this is any good or recomment a different one. Willing to pay more for quality :)
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1d, 2y agoPosted 1 decade, 2 years ago
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#1
I have a Pioneer 108 DVD Burner. No Complaints!
#2
That one is a DVD+RW which is fine, but it does seem that the DVD-RW are a little more popular. I think you can get the DVD+/-RW drives though for not much more money and then you are safely hedged :D Although really pretty much any drive will read either and most DVD players so it's not really an issue in the end.
#3
I've got an NEC 2510a Dual Layer + DVD-R/DVD+R comaptible + it's been great! Not one coaster using 8x speed DVD-R (Bulkpaq + Datawrite) I think it's around £45.00p.

You can get 16x speed writer drives now, although the media isn't so cheap or available easily yet.

If you want one quick + cheap, go for an 8x speed for that little bit extra.
#4
Mine's an LG4120B, about £50. Dual layer DVD +/- but with DVD-RAM support as well. Gets a gold star recommend in this month's PC Advisor. I'm a big fan of RAM. A 4.3Gb floppy, superb for incremental backups without the need to use Nero to burn sessions etc. Any more DVD-RAM fans out there ?
#5
Definitely going to buy one now as I have £35 Amazon vouchers as well as claiming £3 off for first purchase).
Looking at the >phillips< for £69.99 or >Benq< for around £46.99.

Edging towards the BENQ as it is £23 cheaper!

:?: Just looked at Kelkoo there are ones that look the same, to me, but are much cheaper - I am confused - they all look the same. If they are much cheaper to buy from somewhere other than Amazon then I will buy elsewhere.

Any advice?
#6
I know I mentioned NEC above, but I reckon their new ND-3520A beats the rest. At £48.16p Delivered from eBuyer.

Mine [2510A 8x speed as above] has been excellent [one batch of three discs didn't write as the file was corrupt not the fault of the drive].

Take a look around for reviews online, NEC writers are one of the most reliable brands + very popular too.

This new version gives 16x speed DVD+R/DVD-R - Improved DVD=RW/DVD-RW speeds - 48x speed CD-R read + write - Dual layer 4x speed [double layered discs take longer as they have to write to one layer first then adjust the laser to write the second layer depth].

[color=blue]NEC ND-3520 - EBUYER.COM - CLICK HERE[/color]

You don't get any software with these + depending on what you want to record, you will need certain types of software. Personally I recommend Nero 6 + free software for preserving or backing up your personal DVD collection.

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