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I'm looking to get a new DVD burner and see only one brand for SATA, Plextor?. Anyone know of any other brands that make them? and is Plextor any good? never heard of them.
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Well Odd thing is that not many are made at all. But the industry is switching over to all SATA basically abandoning IDE. Now with my DQ6 and My S3 they only have one IDE port... i have 2 drives now what if i had IDE HDD's? Im screwed. Manufacturers need to get on it already and create more.
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Plextor is a good brand to get for disc drives, some say they are the "best"
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post #4 of 14
Plextor is THE BEST optical brand ever.

That said...I'm pretty sure SATA dvd burners have sucked so far compared to their IDE counterparts...

sorry man...
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Not really sucked. theve just had a hard time getting them to work 100% right. They havent got much time to fix them right either. SATA is on the horizon and i remember intel talking about taking IDE support off the higher end motherboards.
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post #7 of 14
If Plextor is the ONLY choice, save your money, Plextor optical drives are not good at all. I had two and the two were noisy as hell and had a couple of coasters. Overexpensive crap IMO.

I've had Pioneer for the past 2 years and ZERO problems, sure, no SATA opticals yet from Pioneer but the minute they put one out, I'm buying it.

Plextor, not good from my experiece with it.
post #8 of 14
yeah my friend has a load of plextor drives and they suck... his cd burner was way more expensive the my cheap lite-on drive and it never once a had a problem. Now i have a 37$(cad) LG dvd burner and it works magnificiently, quite, fast reliable. Only ever had a one problem and that was because i accdientaly delete its drivers...
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post #9 of 14
You can get Lite on SATA combo drives

but they dont have dvd burners yet

im getting one of the lite one ones cause their only $29
    
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post #10 of 14
I have heard nothing but good about Plextor (excepting the posts here) and they are considered by reviewers to be top grade gear.

However I have had great luck with my el cheapo NEC burner--but of course it is IDE...
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