Is it true lite-on dvd burners tend to just die?

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#1

Cause I know thats what happen to my 811S, so thats why i dont no if i should get the new lite on DL one, ore the nEC DL one


#2

All computer components have a limited life span. Actual mechanical components often have shorter lifespans as compared to components with no moving parts. All optical drives will die after a certain amount of usage and some drives last longer than others. Liteon has a reputation as a brand that produces cheap drives that work well for a while, but don’t necessarily last as long as products from other manufacturers. I have had a LTR-24102B die after 2 years or so of use, and I don’t expect my LDW-401S@811S to last much longer since I’ve had it for quite some time now.

I don’t dispute the fact that some Liteon drives die before they probably should, but this happens with drives from all manufacturers.


#3

ok so what about the drive life compared to an NEC? cause my 811S died ater a few months


#4

I think its not just the fact with moving parts how long a Drives lifespan is.
There some other factors for example Vibrations, High temperature including fast temperature changes too high temperatures and many other things.
My first Drive was a Traxdata 4x4x24 and it still works like the 8x4x32 drive i got after the 4x one.
In my opinion there is noone who can just say my drive lasts for about that amount of years.


#5

:stuck_out_tongue: Interesting.

Well, I guess if you want to be at all analytical about this, you would look at the MTBF rating on the hardware as specified by the fabrication company/manuf. Compare the MTBF of company A and company B. Whichever is longer, therefore is deemed “more reliable”.

Makes sense? Sure. Works in the real world? I doubt it. :bigsmile: