External DVD/CD Writers - What to get?

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#1

Hello. I’m looking for an external dvd/cd writer. I don’t have a wide selection of models where I live so I need to pick one from the following list:
Pioneer Dvr-x162q
Pioneer Dvr-xd09
Lg Ge20lu10
LG GSA ES0L
LG GP08NU20
Samsung Se-s084c

Some of them are slim models, but I don’t need portability, what I really care about is burning quality. I’ve searched for reviews but I couldn’t find anything precise about burning quality so I could choose between them. What would you recommend?

Thank you!


#2

I’d get the first one listed.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/BusinessProducts/Blu-rayDisc+DVDWriters/DVDComputerWriters/DVR-X162Q


#3

Hi,

the other option would be the GE20LU10.
And you don’t want an external slim drive at all.

Michael


#4

Thank you for your answers. Why would you recommend the Pioneer Dvr-x162q over the LG Ge20lu10? I couldn’t find reviews about their burning quality. I can’t decide between them…


#5

Huh, I just searched and found this sentence on “hxxp://www.productwiki.com/pioneer-dvr-x162q/”.

The only drawback to the Pioneer DVR-X162Q is that it works strictly with [B]Microsoft [U]Office[/U] operating systems[/B]; it offers zero support for Macintosh systems.

Isn’t that great?! :smiley:

Anyway, check out some “Pioneer DVR-216” reviews because thats the drive into this external usb case.


#6

Microsoft OFFICE. haha

That information has been very useful. It seems that with the latest firmwares the dvr-216 drive does very good burns with tyg02/03 media (the ones I use). The first results were a bit disappointing.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find scans from CD burns with updated firmwares. I have to decide according to what I read because I don’t own a drive that can make reliable scans. Anyway, I think this is probably the best burner I can get here.


#7

[QUOTE=Orcrist;2504683]Anyway, I think this is probably the best burner I can get here.[/QUOTE]:iagree: Go for it. These Pioneers are excellent CD and DVD writers. There are some users here, that would kill for a brand new x16 Pioneer :smiley:

Michael


#8

Thank you! I’ll probably buy it soon. I couldn’t find any dvr-162q firmware update: http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/support/support/software.html#fdvdwriter

Is that because there isn’t any or because it’s really a dvr-216 (so I should use that one)?


#9

Firmware should appear here first: http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html#firmware1