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Windows 7: recommendation on an internal DVD-R/W drive

12 May 2013   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
recommendation on an internal DVD-R/W drive

Ordering the last parts for my build. My Sony DVD-R/W has been acting up (slow read times).
Is the Lite-On iHAS124-04 any good?
LITE-ON Model iHAS124-04 DVD Burner - Bulk Black - Newegg.com

Any other drives I should be lookin at? I don't need a Blu-ray drive. I would like the depth of the drive to be the same as my Sony drive (a little over 6 1/2"). I will need to stealth my drive.


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12 May 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I've used Lite-ON models and found them to be very good.
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12 May 2013   #3
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Samsungs and NEC's should also be considered.

Please use quality media; JVC (Taiyo Yuden) or Verbatim (Mitsubishi) purchased from reputable houses such as Amazon, Newegg, or SuperMediaStore. Many walk-in discount stores sell inferior or counterfeit products.
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12 May 2013   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

I had some LiteOn's and they tended to be noisy. They were in the $25 range at newegg.com I would avoid the inexpensive LiteOn's.

I have some Samsung and some LG's and they work great.

I do a lot of audio CD burning and I have a bank of 5 USB connected Samsung drives that I use for audio CD production. I can burn 5 audio CD's (or any other CD/DVD) at a time.
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12 May 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use this LG and so far it has done it job quietly.

http://www.amazon.com/LG-WH12LS30-Bl...ews/B004LPLE50

This is a couple years old so they might have a updated model.
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12 May 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Depending on what you want to spend, you should go blu-ray.

Blu-ray Burners, Blu-ray Writers - Newegg.com


And Memorex has always been good to me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827119007
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12 May 2013   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

LiteOn is widely used. I believe that Sony has rebranded some of their drives.

I've had a couple of LiteOns die rather young, though. I've had better luck with Samsung and Asus. I haven't owned any LG drives, but they have a favorable reputation.

My BluRay burner is Pioneer.
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12 May 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I've also had 2 Lite On DVD burners and they were both very noisy. I have an LG Blue Ray burner and an ASUS DVD burner both work very well and are fairly quiet.
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12 May 2013   #9
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
Samsungs and NEC's should also be considered.

Please use quality media; JVC (Taiyo Yuden) or Verbatim (Mitsubishi) purchased from reputable houses such as Amazon, Newegg, or SuperMediaStore. Many walk-in discount stores sell inferior or counterfeit products.

Ditto on Samsungs. They have been trouble free for me.
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12 May 2013   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've used over 10 Lite On's with very little complaints, only recently did one DVD writer prove to be very slow reading when ripping music. Called Lite-One shipped it back and they replaced it with a perfect new unit. Not bad odds, I'm sure Samsung's, ASUS and LG's are good as well. My only Blu-Ray unit another Lite-On runs perfect and it blazes thru rip's !
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