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Samsung 22x DVD-RW IDE LightScribe Drive £15.55 @ Dabs
Samsung 22x DVD-RW IDE LightScribe Drive £15.55 @ Dabs

Samsung 22x DVD-RW IDE LightScribe Drive £15.55 @ Dabs

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Samsung 22x DVD-RW IDE LightScribe Drive

£11.98 + £3.57 delivery

Also got 48p tracked with Quidco.

Purchased this over Christmas came with Nero CD/rom , screws and 2 spare different colored fascias, quiet and quick.

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Will go nicely with my netbook. . Does this take 1 usb or 2? ?

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Kev - this will support USB2, i'm 99.9% sure. Are you looking to use an IDE to USB cable??

Edited by: "gooddeals9" 9th Jan 2011

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Neither, this is an internal drive for the desktop. Also, i dont know why this is 124 degrees, do you people realise this is IDE and not SATA. This is a very bad price considering you could get a sata version for not much more. Probably even cheaper. This is only good if you have a very old computer that doesnt have SATA and you cannot afford an IDE to SATA adapter. Maybe less then 5% of people may fall into this category if that, so for this reason i vote this cold.

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This would be better value, if you want to do almost like to like, we'll stick to Samsung brand, which will also have lightscribe AND IS SATA:

£13.99
aria.co.uk/Pro…eps (some people get free delivery with them and even if u pay delivery it will be a pound or 2 more then this drives price, which is worth it considering the difference)

£13.79 scan.co.uk/pro…ack (allot of people get free delivery with them)

£16.34 pixmania.co.uk/uk/…tml

£16.04 Delivered amazon.co.uk/Sam…1-4

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Adnan786

Neither, this is an internal drive for the desktop. Also, i dont know why … Neither, this is an internal drive for the desktop. Also, i dont know why this is 124 degrees, do you people realise this is IDE and not SATA. This is a very bad price considering you could get a sata version for not much more. Probably even cheaper. This is only good if you have a very old computer that doesnt have SATA and you cannot afford an IDE to SATA adapter. Maybe less then 5% of people may fall into this category if that, so for this reason i vote this cold.



good call, only saw it was IDE after i edited post.

And btw people , avoid IDE. Compared to SATA , it's AWFUL.

gooddeals9

And btw people , avoid IDE. Compared to SATA , it's AWFUL.

Even for optical drives? Surely they're so slow that it will make no difference?

pibpob

Even for optical drives? Surely they're so slow that it will make no … Even for optical drives? Surely they're so slow that it will make no difference?



Agreed optical drives are painfully slow, installing from usb flash drive is twice as fast at least.

If you ha.ve a mobo with all the sata ports taken then this is for you

kev_u8701r

Will go nicely with my netbook. . Does this take 1 usb or 2? ?



I assume you're referring to USB cables that have two inputs on a PC - the second USB plug is for supplementary power for the drive and isn't always required on 2.5" hard drives, but usually 3.5" drives require external power source.

Either way, this isn't a USB drive, so unless you're putting it in a caddy you won't be able to connect it externally.

dcx_badass

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww IDE, the worst thing ever, so glad I am never using it … Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww IDE, the worst thing ever, so glad I am never using it again. SATA 4 LYF.Also ewwww samsung, Go for a LG, Pioneer, Lite-on (also rebadged as Sony).



IDE is fine for DVD writers as the peak data bandwidth won't reach what IDE is capable of anyway. SATA is a little easier to set up as you don't need jumpers but anyway.

Also, Sony used to use Lite-On drives until they joined forces with NEC and formed the brand Optiarc, which they later rebranded Sony as nobody knew the name.

dcx_badass

Also ewwww samsung, Go for a LG, Pioneer, Lite-on (also rebadged as Sony).

I doubt the difference between Samsung and any other DVD drive is noticeable. Just like hard disk drives (which people often seem to have strong opinions about for completely spurious reasons) they are all mass-produced commodity products which all work to a certain level of performance and reliability.

nice thanks

bought a sony writer last week from play for £12 free delivery.

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pibpob

Even for optical drives? Surely they're so slow that it will make no … Even for optical drives? Surely they're so slow that it will make no difference?



Yes even for optical drives. Install Windows 7 via disk using an IDE cd/dvd-drive and it'll take ages.
Install Win7 via disk using a SATA cd/dvd-drive to the same HDD and it'll be ALOT faster.

Benchmarks also show this, but from a practical point of view, SATA is proven to be faster & better.

I'd be interested to know whether that's because of limitiations of IDE or because Windows 7's installer's IDE support is dire. Are you also using two drives that you cannot compare directly because they have more differences than their interfaces?

My experience is just with burning CDs, but it is reasonably extensive. I have a SATA drive and an IDE drive with SATA adaptor. I have never noticed a difference. Obviously CDs contain less data than DVDs, but the throughput is partly offset by them being spun more quickly.

I run Linux, by the way.

This is a completely bog standard price, on a completely bog standard drive. And it's not even that useful to most people, who would be better off with SATA for the same price.

COLD. The only reason anyone is voting hot is because they don't realise these things are that cheap anyway!

e.g. play.com/PC/…tml?P36=SUF35Q&affid=hotukdeals&awc=buyat&_$ja=tsid:11516|prd:hotukdeals

Sony 24x (not 22) and SATA (not IDE) for £10.99 delivered!

for £10.99 delivered

I am replacing my cd rom and that as a IDE cable so I presume the above one from Play.com that is SATA would be of no use ?????, any advise.

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e.g. … e.g. http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/15572271/Sony-AD-5260S-0B-24x-DVD-SM-Internal-SATA-Drive-Black/Product.html?P36=SUF35Q&affid=hotukdeals&awc=buyat&_$ja=tsid:11516|prd:hotukdealsSony 24x (not 22) and SATA (not IDE) for £10.99 delivered!for £10.99 delivered

But not Lightscribe.

pibpob

But not Lightscribe.



Lightscribe is pretty much useless, IF you can get it to work, it will only print about 50% of the time , it's extremely slow, black only and requires special discs.

hi, can anyone tell me if this will work as a replacement IDE drive for my Dell 4550 - P4 1.9Ghz, 500MB RAM?

Thanks
Baz

It ought to work with anything with an IDE port.

thanks
baz
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