Need to buy a new dvd burner

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#1

I need to buy a new burner, because I’m tired of my NEC 2500@2510. This drive is an awful reader, because sometimes it cannot read the discs it burns.
Recently, it’s starting to refuse to write dvd’s.
I’m after is a good dvd burner, with sata connection and it has to be a good reader.
What would you advise? Pioneer 212, Nec 7170 or other?


#2

SATA on optical drives can be a real nightmare. You should make sure your MB has a chipset that can support the drive you want. I would avoid the NEC as all their drives past the 35XX series can produce nasty PIF spikes. I would probably choose the 212 if you really have to get SATA.


#3

For IDE go with the Pio 111 or the new 112.


#4

I have a Asus P5B-Deluxe that has only one ide channel and 8 sata connections.
That’s why I was thinking about getting a sata drive.
How about the LiteON drives?


#5

You could also use an SATA>IDE converter if you really want an ATAPI burner.


#6

you can also buy an ide controller card that will provide you that extra ide channel… just make sure it works with optical drives before you buy


#7

But why should I buy a sata>ide converter or even an ide controller card?
I have a ide channel where I connect only my actual burner but I would like to move on to sata.


#8

From it’s review here the Samsung SH183A looks to be a possible one for you. Have a read here


#9

I have a Samsung 183L SATA that has LightScribe and works great with 865 board but i know nothing about your board.

I ordered it in hopes that it would work and it did. You might have to find a shop near you that has SATA drives and ask them about returns if it doesn’t work.