What DVD-ROM to get?

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#1

Currently I have a beige Toshiba SM-1502. I just built a new system that is black and are looking for a black DVD-ROM drive. I need something that is an excellent reader for game backups.

Thanks


#2

Try the ASUS E616P3 or the Aopen 1648AAP Pro. Both are very fast.


#3

Thanks I’ll check those out. I’ve seen many here have the Toshiba SD-M1912. Is that any good?


#4

Yo-

The AOpen 1648/aap Pro will kicka$$ on ANY DVD-ROM on the market today - period.

If you are in USofA then www.newegg.com has them for like $25 and when you get it - flash it to 1.02 firmware-

Mike


#5

I can agree with the Asus E616P3 as I own the Asus E616 (original). It is very good and hasn’t let me down so far.


#6

It’s not bad, but Toshiba can’t keep up anymore with other brands like Aopen and LiteOn. The mentioned Aopen drive really is one of the best you can get nowadays… it’s a very good and capable reader, comes with 3 front bezels (black, white, silver), isn’t noisy etc…

Asus and LiteOn are good as well, but the Aopen remains the better choice :slight_smile:


#7

Try the Liteon SOHD-167T. I’ve found it reads any disc, even ones my ASUS DVD-ROM (E616) & DVD-Writers (Liteon & NEC) have problems with. There is also patched firmware available for high speed ripping.