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Looking to get what on sale from newegg w/ 15% off code. I was leaning towards the Sony 115 dollar one that comes with the software but if someone can come w/ another alternative that is cheaper even if it's OEM/buy a package separately that is cheaper I'm all ears. A lot of reviews for OEM seem to complain about n oise levels that the sony doesn't have also.
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I've gone with LG in the end when it came to BD drives/burners as they always came at a decent price. Honestly...it's all pretty much personal preference based on your experience with different manufacturer. I went from Sony to NEC and finally just LG for their prices.

The LG WH12LS39 looks like a decent buy. Just be careful since sometimes the software that comes with the drives can be corrupted (my cousin was one of the unlucky ones).
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I've gone with LG in the end when it came to BD drives/burners as they always came at a decent price. Honestly...it's all pretty much personal preference based on your experience with different manufacturer. I went from Sony to NEC and finally just LG for their prices.

The LG WH12LS39 looks like a decent buy. Just be careful since sometimes the software that comes with the drives can be corrupted (my cousin was one of the unlucky ones).

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The newegg 15% off is for cd/dvd drives as far as I can tell . But in any case I have to agree for $79 that a great deal with software.
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