List of best cd burners for backups

vbimport

#1

folks,

Will asomeone please provide a top 3 list of burners that provide the best of all worlds for buring backups of PC cdroms?

I currently use an old Scsi Yamaha 4/4/16. I do not have to stay with the scsi bus....

What about software?

I have Nero 5.0...is that good enough?

I'm willing to spend up to $300 on this burner if it can burn the majority of the PC cdroms that I want to backup.


#2

Nero is good for creating a data disc of stuff…but the best software is clone cd. As far as software goes, the newest plexors and lite-ons are well known…although i don’t know much about burners, except that ALL hp burners SUCK!!! everything else is ok.


#3

I think everybody here will answer about the same:

  1. Plextor
  2. Lite-on
  3. random, well performing brand (Yamaha, Nec, Pioneer, Sanyo)

#4

I have been looking around this site and the 'net in geneal…looks like I may go with Plextor pxw2410a. Seems that in combo with CloneCd it will do the trick.

Just my 2 centovos…

Now how about having dual drives? Do I really need this? I guess for on the fly its cool…but how do you do it with just one?


#5

with just one you make an image of the disc, then burn to your recorder.

my top 3:

  1. Phillips 20x/10x writer. no one gives it any mention, but it has yet to fail me on anything that i want to burn. 99 $
  2. Lite-on 24x/10x writer. its cheap as all hell too
  3. Plextor 24x/10x writer. its given the best ratings because of the brand name. it also costs the most. it’s a good buy though.

in the end, go with your pocketbook. they all do what you want. they just need software to manipulate them to do what you want. ya know?


#6

Plextor
Liteon
Teac
Toshiba
Mitsumi
And now may be Phillips (as on the front page article)


#7

In my opinion Plex 24-10-40 is the best you can get on the market , but you have to pay the price for it. Lite-On is very good too ( total respect for Lite-On owners! ) and is less expensive too. The software - CloneCD - – the best — copy almost any protection ( without TAGES ) . For 300$ go for Plextor , I have no problem with my Plex.

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