Need advice on DVD rom



Im going to buy a DVD drive soon and need some recommendations.


Lite-On LTD-163, Toshiba SD-M1402 & 1502

These devices also double as excellent readers when you want to back up CD-ROMs. Both should come bundled with PowerDVD.

If you ‘TV Out’ of your graphics card then an MPEG decoder will help; Hollywood is a very good brand.

Check the reviews at


Im hearing a lot of good on Toshiba 16X.
Any comments? Suggestions?


The toshiba is dirt slow at reading music, VCD/PSX and DVD-movie discs, byside that it flies :wink:


I recommend the liteon ltd 163 it can do everythimg except protected audio cds
you can read a review here and here