who makes the best optical IDE dvd burners

By dustin_ds3000
Sep 17, 2007
  1. i have been using my HP dvd writer dvd630 for almost two years now. Its been working just fine but i wanted to know should i upgrade or what
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    well if your current one works well all you can really do is get one that will write faster :)

    i have a pioneer drive that hasn't let me down yet and other makes like LiteOn are pretty good as well, as far as i can remember

    take a look round the internet and find ones with good reviews :)
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    We watch these very closely... with mixed results. All optical drives are made mostly by machine by eleven companies, then sold under about 87 brands.

    We think a lot of the Plextor, Yamaha, Pioneer, LG, Phillips, Samsung, and Liteon.

    We do not think much of Sony, Sony NEC, Asus, Acer, HLDS, HP, LaCie, AOpen, Kangaru, Imation, and BTC.
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    I' have to say Plextor, they've always worked well. I just buy the cheaper drives now. I'm running some LG light-scribe drives now. $33 each or so. They work. Certainly a savings over the $100 that Plextor usually charges.
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