CD/DVD Drive recommendations.

By moonfruit
May 7, 2008
  1. Hi

    I am looking for a new CD/DVD rewriter internal drive. The problem I have is my PC is an emachine (yeah i know!!) and the design of the case means a new drive sits way to far back in the case. I was wondering if anyone knows of a replacement drive that has muliple mounting holes? I tried a friends drive that had two holes but it still sat about an inch back from the front of the case.

    I understand I could get a new case but was hoping for a quick fix!

    Many thanks for any help.
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,524

  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Plextor, Pioneer, Yamaha, Teac, and Matshusita drives are the best in output and last the longest, but are usually much more expensive for the good ones - also more difficult to find. Otherwise, I like Samsung, Lite-On, and LG... All DVD-RW and DVD+RW, as well as CD-RW. Watch out for the warranty. You should expect a year. Some are now 6 months or 9 months.
    In our experience, we avoid HP, Sony, Acer, Asus, HLDS, Rosewill, NEC, Optiarc, and no-name brands.
  4. moonfruit

    moonfruit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I never even looked at the lower bay!! I will have to try that out, I love those simple solutions! Cheers!
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