DW1650 and DW1655 ?!

can anyone tell me whats the difference between those 2 drives ??

and which of them is better , if i just looking for some movie burnning and games and some data , but i need some reilable burns with good life time DVDs…

55 has litescribe, 50 doesnt. thats it. if you dont give a poo about litescribe, get the 50. brilliant burner for everything except dual layer burning since there are other burners that handle dual layer burning better, other than that its great. Ive got a 1650 and a pioneer 111 so ive got a burner for each purpose.

The only difference is that 1655 have lightscribe feature.

To obtain good and durable burnings, the main thing is to buy only quality media (Taiyo yuden and verbatim are among the best available), and store them properly.

:doh: Greg was faster than me :stuck_out_tongue:

Get the 1650 or the 111.

looks like you were in a rush to get the post out with that :dog: there :wink:

and do u think people really think thats litescribe is usefull in anything while doing everyday burnning??
cuz thats my first dvd burner and i dont know if i will need it or not…

If you want to burn nice goldy coloured labels on your discs, then Lightscribe is useful.

If not, just go for the 1650, it’s a great drive :slight_smile:

:o sorry, tonight pages are loaded very slowly, and I wasn’t able to correct the post enough fast :frowning:

and one more question poeple

does dvd-ram deserve to think about the DW1670 ??
i heared thats this device isnt thats good compared to the DW1650
so is dvd-ram deserve this scarfice?

i found this in the wiki

Advantages of DVD-RAM

* Long life — without physical damage, data is retained for 30 years minimum. However it is suspected that this is just a theoretical claim without firm proof.
* Can be rewritten over 100,000 times (DVD±RW can be rewritten approx. 1,000 times). Faster DVD-RAMs support fewer rewrites (3x speed: 100,000, 5x speed: 10,000) , but still more than DVD±RW. (Remember, these are theoretical numbers. In practice they could be smaller depending on the drive, the treatment of the disc and the file system.)
* Reliable writing of discs. Verification done in hardware by the drive, so post-write verification by software is unnecessary.
* Disc defect management safeguards data.
* Write speed twice as fast (when verification not enabled) as DVD+-RW (Note: 12x DVD-RAM spec = 16 DVD-+RW spec. As of 7/24/06, DVD+-RW write speed was at 8x (DVD+-RW specification) while DVD-RAM is at 12x (DVD-RAM speed specification)).
* DVD burning software may not be required – discs can be used and accessed like a removable hard disk. Mac OS (8.6 or later) supports DVD-RAM directly. Windows XP supports DVD-RAM directly only for FAT32-formatted discs. Device drivers or other software are needed for ealier versions of Windows or if one wants to use the decidedly better UDF format rather than FAT32.
* Easier to use than other DVD technology.
* Very fast access of smaller files on the disc.
* 2 KB disc block size wastes less space when writing small files.
* Finalization not necessary
* Media available with or without protective cartridges.
* In video recorders, DVD-RAM can be written to and watched (even separate programs) at the same time, much like TiVO.
* Supports time slip recording and recording without border in/out writing


Disadvantages of DVD-RAM

* Most DVD drives do not support DVD-RAM.
* 12x media is not readily available in the USA. 16x media may not be available anywhere except manufacturers' R&D laboratories.
* DVD-RAM media is more expensive than other DVD types. 12x media is expected to cost almost $9 per disc, at least initially.
* DVD-RAM writing will be slower than DVD+RW and DVD-RW until 12x DVD-RAM media becomes available. If write verification is enabled, the writing speed is decreased by about half. Using FAT32 instead of UDF may also slow DVD-RAM performance.

so is this true?

RAM media are more reliable of RW media, but not all drives are able to read/write these discs.

If you need to use frequently rewritable media, RAM discs can be a better choice, and then you need a drive able to write and read RAM discs.

If you don’t need RAM media, then you can go with the 1650.

So how do you store them properly?

The best way is use single jewel boxes, storing discs away from direct sunlight

What about this?

Looks like the discs don’t get a tan here either, assuming the case is closed :smiley:

I have one already, and I’m about to order 1 or 2 more…

Just becareful they aren’t being cooked in this box.