Advice, what burner recommended/good

vbimport

#1

Hi,
I am looking to buy a new dvd burner, I currently own a Sony DRU 500a which cost me £300+ when it first came out and runs at a powerhouse 4x :stuck_out_tongue: . The prices as usual do not even compare to what I paid back then but now my 4x is abit slow and the cd write speed is only 24x also.
Im looking for a dvd writer which is in these specifications if possible:

  • 16x dvd-+r
  • highest cd writing speed possible
  • dual layer at highest speed possible
  • r9 dvd support, highest speed possible
    (basicly does everything)

I have being looking at a few over at overclockers but there are so many, I do not want to waste more money considering my previous £300 purchase a few yrs back. Cheaper is better, im a uni student with a tight budget so around £50/£60 or less :iagree: . Any advice and recommendations would be great, thank you
Mike


#2

Yo-

IF you can find a NEC nd-3500ag over there - grab one - best 16x burner made IMO-

Mike


#3

You will get a bunch of different answers. Read the hardware forum and look at the various burner comments. Right off hand, I would recommend benq1620 or the nec 3500 or the newer lg models


#4

Or you can wade through the posts here and see what makes sense for you.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=113670


#5

I can get a NEC ND3540 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter for around £40, I read some forums and reviews and people have said this is a very good drive. I wondered if people know anything about this and if it has any compatability problems with discs? One of my mates bought a NEC back when dvd drives first came out and he sent it back because no discs would work hardly, wonder if they have got better.
thx
Mike


#6

Go for the Benq


#7

The scans from burns I have seen have been very disappointing. This has only been with a few media types and it is the first firmware. If it were my choice, I would wait and see how newer firmware works out with whatever media you will be using.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=135599


#8

Get an Nec 3500a or the BenQ 1620


#9

Any good online retailers who have the BenQ, ive checked Overclockers.co.uk and Aria. They are my usual purchasing sites but they dont have it.