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I had drive after drive from Sony and LG fail within months. I've been reading of failure reports over all forums in the recent years. They are all about 20 bucks, and all look the same, and all seem to be equally unreliable. Are manufactures trying to force you to buy bluray drives?
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You get what you pay for generally. I have been running a Sony on one of my rigs for years and had no problems. I also paid a lot more than $20.
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post #3 of 9
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I have been running a Sony on one of my rigs for years and had no problems. I also paid a lot more than $20.
that's the problem, all drives these days are sub20. Are external drives better because they cost more?
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Anyone?
post #5 of 9
Never had a problem with any of the Lite-On burners I've bought.
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I have not had any problems with the cheaper dvd drives I have bought. Then again they were not used as much.
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yea it happens. this usually happens with the panasonic laptop drives. (those ma****u or something drives.)

it can read fine, untill u decide to burn something it fails everytime.
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Quote:
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yea it happens. this usually happens with the panasonic laptop drives. (those ma****u or something drives.)

it can read fine, untill u decide to burn something it fails everytime.
Ya those damn Mat****a drives. I have one and had problems. Just needed to use a lens cleaner on the laser and it works perfectly....
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Are sony-optiarc drives bad?
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