Pioneer DVR212 18X SATA DVD/RW writer - £10.99 (£15.78 delivered) @ ebuyer ! - HotUKDeals
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2 years warranty. Free delivery on orders over £50.

The DVR-212 is the 12th Generation multi format DVD writer. This model is Pioneer's first supporting the SATA interface, and boasts scintillating 18x write speeds on both DVD-R/+R media, and 10x burning on Dual/Double Layer media. Pioneer drives remain the leaders in speed and versatility, with the facility to write 4.7GB of data to write-once media or store up to 8.5GB on Double Layer media.
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banned#1
Nice price and a good drive, I have 2 myself. I like the black faceplated drives as they match my case but you can always whack a new one on. Cant go wrong at this price!
#2
Archer;2303450
Nice price and a good drive, I have 2 myself. I like the black faceplated drives as they match my case but you can always whack a new one on. Cant go wrong at this price!

Thanks Archer :)

Price valid until midnight today !
#3
how's this compared with the Nec 7170?

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(16378)NEC-Optiarc-AD7170S01-SATA-Beige-18x-DVD.aspx

I can pick up from MD, hence save the postage cost. Which one you recommend?
#4
letuongthuy2000
how's this compared with the Nec 7170?

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(16378)NEC-Optiarc-AD7170S01-SATA-Beige-18x-DVD.aspx

I can pick up from MD, hence save the postage cost. Which one you recommend?


I've had an Optiarc 7170S and a Pioneer 112D (IDE version of 212) and I'd go for the Pioneer, but the Optiarc was pretty good otherwise. Pioneer has a better reputation for dual layer burning too.
#5
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/9535/dvr212detailpageag7.jpg


Optical Storage - DVD±RW (±R DL) - 5.25" x 1/2H
Read Speed - 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed - 40x (CD) / 18x (DVD±R) / 10x (DVD±R DL)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed - 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Enclosure Type - Internal
Interface - Serial ATA
banned#6
As already stated..."its white"....come on :p
#7
Good price for a reliable burner. My experience of Pioneer burners is excellent and it burns everything on any media really well.
There's some burning stats on here http://www.cdfreaks.com/hardware/product/767-Pioneer-DVR-212.html
voted hot!!
#8
Excellent Find at a great price, for a very reliable piece of kit.
#9
Scintillating.
#10
Its important to note that the DVR-216 is coming in a couple of weeks time, likely why this is being sold off cheap.
#11
These are top drives which create flawless burns with the right media. They are great for Xbox 360 backups.
#12
It's hot if you're ordering over £50 from Ebuyer, but if buying on its own it suddenly doesn't seem so spacial.

And beige? The majority of PC cases these days are black or silver/black.

Don't want to rag the deal but I reckon it's because they can't get the beige ones shifted that it's this price.
#13
PoisonJam

And beige? The majority of PC cases these days are black or silver/black.

.


Since when......?

Ok many are Black or silver, or a combination of both - especially if you bought something like a dell etc which have been pre-built, but there are just as many beige ones. You can even get other colours too if your into custom building
#14
ZerocoolJ
Since when......?


The vast majority of PCs sold in the past couple of years :o

Almost all Dells are black now, even their business models. Have you had a wonder round PC world in the past year or two? I try to avoid it at all costs but if you have you can't really deny that most are black or silver/black.

Custom building is even more so. All Antec, Lian-Li, Thermaltake, Coolermaster etc. cases are black or silver or a combination.

The only beige PCs I see now are at the very least 3/4 years old.
#15
PoisonJam
The vast majority of PCs sold in the past couple of years :o

Almost all Dells are black now, even their business models. Have you had a wonder round PC world in the past year or two? I try to avoid it at all costs but if you have you can't really deny that most are black or silver/black.

Custom building is even more so. All Antec, Lian-Li, Thermaltake, Coolermaster etc. cases are black or silver or a combination.

The only beige PCs I see now are at the very least 3/4 years old.


I try and avoid PC world at all costs unless I am seriously depressed and want a real laugh. Any computer part I want, I get on-line and there you can get vitually any colour of case you want in almost any combination.

I cannot say I've been board enough to itemise the number of black, silver or other and see which is the most popular, but I expect like many phases of 'fashion' whats in today will be old hat tomorrow. Black cases became a bit of a fashion trend for a while back in the early/mid 90's (compaq I think) but became old hat for a while (some also blew-up as they got too hot :) )
#16
ZerocoolJ
I cannot say I've been board enough to itemise the number of black, silver or other and see which is the most popular, but I expect like many phases of 'fashion' whats in today will be old hat tomorrow.


That sounded a little belittling there... this is just a general observation I made as I work in IT and I build and repair PCs. I get a lot of Dells, Compaqs, HPs, etc. in for repair and build my own and for my customers.

It springs to mind that beige was probably used as it's cheaper. I'm not sure if that's fact or not as it's just something I once read, but PCs were stuck like that for ages and no-one bothered to break out of it. Most electrical appliances (that aren't in the kitchen) are black or silver and has been like that for many years now, PCs were slow to break out of beige. White is the current trend because of apple but do you ever see them going back to beige? I mean... beige... :whistling:

Anyway, this is way off topic now :) I was just pointing out that the majority of people would prefer a black drive to match their PC style and beige is a less popular PC colour these days. I think that's pretty much fact and not just an opinion.

I voted hot btw.
#17
bummer just bought lg dual burner last week :(
#18
No point in buying a dvd burner when you can by a BD-ROM / DVD for the same price!:whistling:
#19
If you want a cheap(ISH) BLACK dvd DualLayer +/- ReWriter then have a look at:

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CD%2FDVD+Drives/Internal/SATA/Samsung+22x+SH-S223F+DVD%C2%B1RW+SATA+-+Black+?productId=31918


yes i know postage will increase the price, but if people want a black one then this seems a good option
#20
Madbitster
No point in buying a dvd burner when you can by a BD-ROM / DVD for the same price!:whistling:


Pray, do tell us more .....
#21
Madbitster
No point in buying a dvd burner when you can by a BD-ROM / DVD for the same price!:whistling:


Maybe in 3 to 4 years time.
#22
There'd be no harm in buying one now if they're around the same price and burn DVDRWs well but I'd like to see the user back up that claim with a helpful link or two...
#23
Buy an IDE one, Sata optical drives are a pain.
#24
pioneer drives for the win
#25
Definitely, but you want the 1 series really.
#26
Spark
Buy an IDE one, Sata optical drives are a pain.


poor advice.
#27
How do you figure that ?

If you use this as your only drive and then attempt to install an OS from it, you might just see what I was getting at.

They're troublesome and completely unnecassary.
#28
Spark
How do you figure that ?

If you use this as your only drive and then attempt to install an OS from it, you might just see what I was getting at.

They're troublesome and completely unnecassary.


I think you'll find quite a number of motherboards don't even have IDE ports on them any more so not much use for an IDE drive. If you have an oldish motherboard which doesn't support booting from SATA and you want to be able to boot from the optical drive, then I agree with you, don't buy a SATA drive but personally I have had no issue with SATA drives on any machines I've installed them on - including ones where I've been doing a full install of the OS from a SATA optical drive.
#29
The early SATA drives were problematic but I use SATA drives (usually LG) exclusively in my builds now and have no such problems.

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