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is there any reason to buy more expensive DVD writers?

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i have never had a DVD writer die before, i have replaced plenty of dead drives in dell's and HP's for customers, but i have never had a Drive die on me. i have never used lightscribe, but even that isn't expensive. is there really any reason to get the more expensive drives?
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Depends on how many writes you have going a day. If you rip out 30 CDs and DVDs a day, you may want to look into a higher quality drive; but for everyday normal use, just go as low as you can go xD I kicked out about 1000DVDs with my 50$ DVD RW drive that I got 2 years ago, and it still works xD
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i'd say that there isn't a reason unless you're using it for like 49846976901 things.
i never had a drive die on me either.
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I say stick with the cheap drives from reputable manufacturers. I go with Samsungs personally. If you pay more than $30 for a DVD-RW, then you are paying too much.
I did have a Sony NEC Optiarc drive die on me though.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 2/18/09 at 7:59am
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ok, thanks guys, i just got a $25 LG drive.
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LGs are very good quality drives.
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Only if your going blu Ray. Also if your going all the way with a DVD, get the PLEXTOR. That the Rolls of THAT MEDIA.
    
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