Newbie needs advice on choosing a replacement dvd writer

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#1

Greetings,
I want an all around solid dvd writer. It must be around $50.00 and available at most big box stores.

I write about 100 dvd per year. I use taiyo uden mostly.

Thank you


#2

Hi and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

If you want a SATA drive I suggest the NEC/Optiarc 7240 :slight_smile:

For an IDE drive, if you can find one, I suggest a Pioneer 116 or 117 :slight_smile:


#3

thank you for your reply

How can I determine if my computer will accept a sata drive?

Also, I do not think the Pioneer is available anywhere.

thx again


#4

You’re welcome :slight_smile:

What is your mainboard? If you have a recent board, then almost certainly SATA drives are supported :slight_smile:


#5

[QUOTE=andersonmilltexas;2479243]
How can I determine if my computer will accept a sata drive?[/quote]just check the manual of your motherboard (or computer)

Also, I do not think the Pioneer is available anywhere.
These Pioneers are indeed hard to find. Another option for Pata/IDE might be Optiarc AD720x[B]A[/B] series (AD7200, AD7201, AD7203). It’s the predecessor of AD724x series, which is unfortunately only available as Sata version.

Michael