Looking for New DVD Writer under $50. Any suggestions?

vbimport

#1

My current DVD writer has given me lots of problems so I’m looking for a new one. Nothing fancy. I think I’d like to have an External one. Just plug it in when I need it. And, not need to perform major surgery on my PC.

Please suggest websites and even brand specific External DVD writers for under $50. Thank you.


#2

What part of the world are you in.


#3

USA - Tennessee
I’m looking for a simple, single layer, single sided, 4.7gig DVD burner to backup my DVD collection. External I guess…


#4

Try newegg.com.


#5

[QUOTE=BurnBabyBurn!;2474437]USA - Tennessee
I’m looking for a simple, single layer, single sided, 4.7gig DVD burner to backup my DVD collection. External I guess…[/QUOTE]

Newegg has the Lite-on eHAU-424-08 at $49.99 currently http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106338 .
One of the better choices for ripping, burning, quality scanning and labeling available at the moment.


#6

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2474496]Newegg has the Lite-on eHAU-424-08 at $49.99 currently http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106338 .
One of the better choices for ripping, burning, quality scanning and labeling available at the moment.[/QUOTE]

Yep, I agree 100%. There aren’t that many good choices for external burners, so when you find one, buy it.


#7

I looked at the Lite-on eHAU-424-08 and I have a couple of general questions:

  1. This Lite-on model supports XP, & Vista, will it also work with the new OS that just came out?
    One reason I am considering an “external writer” is that I want it to work with a new computer in the future.
  2. From the picture, it has a Nero 8 software disc?? I have been using 1ClickDvD or ImgBurn. Can I continue to
    use my software???
  3. Another reason for the “external writer” is that I have never even opened my desktop PC, so I don’t know how to
    install an internal writer. Would a “novice” be capable of installing an internal writer?

#8
  1. Yes, it will work. DVD burners are standard devices supported by ALL operating systems.

  2. Yes, you can continue using your existing software.

  3. Stick with the external for now. Installing a DVD burner is relatively easy, but not for the novice.


#9

Thank you for your suggestions. The suggested Lite-on does not ship for free. With shipping & tax it is about $64. I don’t need light-scribe as I already have about 60 TYG02 DVD-R discs left to use.

I would like some comments on this Samsung burner (ships free.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151194


#10

[QUOTE=BurnBabyBurn!;2474652]Thank you for your suggestions. The suggested Lite-on does not ship for free. With shipping & tax it is about $64. I don’t need light-scribe as I already have about 60 TYG02 DVD-R discs left to use.

I would like some comments on this Samsung burner (ships free.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151194[/QUOTE]

Most would prefer the Lite-On, but the Samsung is good enough.


#11

[QUOTE=BurnBabyBurn!;2474652]Thank you for your suggestions. The suggested Lite-on does not ship for free. With shipping & tax it is about $64. I don’t need light-scribe as I already have about 60 TYG02 DVD-R discs left to use.

I would like some comments on this Samsung burner (ships free.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151194[/QUOTE]
The SE-S224Q received by another member proved to be an SH-S223F. You might look through the Samsung forum and elsewhere for info on that drive to help you make up your mind. Mine are good rippers with scratch-free discs, but my iHAS324 is faster with less-than-perfect discs. Mine have not proven to be comparable to a lite-on as quality scanners. As negritude said, it may well be good enough if you receive a good one and quality scanning is not a priority.


#12

Quote:

Mine are good rippers with scratch-free discs, but my iHAS324 is faster with less-than-perfect discs. Mine have not proven to be comparable to a lite-on as quality scanners. As negritude said, it may well be good enough if you receive a good one and quality scanning is not a priority.

Please help me understand:
Good rippers???..with scratch-free discs???
and difference between Rippers and Scanning???:eek:


#13

[QUOTE=BurnBabyBurn!;2474773]Quote:

Please help me understand:
Good rippers???..with scratch-free discs???
and difference between Rippers and Scanning???:eek:[/QUOTE]
Ripping is the process of reading the contents of a disc from your drive and transferring them to your hard drive, the first half of copying a disc. Some drives are better at reading(ripping) poorly made or scratched discs than others. Scanning is using a program like CdSpeed to test the quality of your burned discs, very useful for determining how fast you can burn a particular type/brand of disc safely.


#14

Thanks for the lesson.
Then if I understood your earlier post correctly, your experience with the Samsung SE-S224Q has been positive as far as ripping goes. But, the Lite-on is the better scanner…?
Scanning is much less important to me since [B]Ripping should be more important in the quality of the final product.[/B]

That said, the Samsung SE-S224Q may be equally as good as the Lite-on eHAU424-08 as far as Ripping goes???

Both available at newegg.com (It’s really between those two for me.) Suggestions???


#15

[QUOTE=BurnBabyBurn!;2474791]That said, the Samsung SE-S224Q may be equally as good as the Lite-on eHAU424-08 as far as Ripping goes???

Both available at newegg.com (It’s really between those two for me.) Suggestions???[/QUOTE]

Yes, the Samsung would be equally good at ripping (reading information off a disc really quickly, with accuracy, even when the disc isn’t in perfect condition).

Suggestions? We already gave you our suggestion. BUY THE LITE-ON! It’s the better all-around drive. You chose to make another decision based on price. It’s in your hands now.