Which DVD-RW to buy

vbimport

#1

Hello everyone,

I’m tired of my optical drives going bad. I the following two drives, and both have gone bad.

Sony DW-Q120A
Lite-on LH-20A1P

They sometimes work, but that’s rare. You can keep ejecting and inserting about 20 times and u might get it to work once. The Sony was working till about a week back. Lite-on has been bad for months now.

So I suppose I will buy me another one, the question is which one. I’m tired of them going bad.

I live in New Delhi, India, if that helps. But I can order from newegg or anywhere else if something really useful is out there and saves me the trouble.


#2

You might want to look at the burner forums and the reviews to help you make up your mind


#3

Any of the name brand drives tend to work fine. I don’t know the time frame of your failures or how much they get used, but there could be something else causing the failures such as a faulty power supply. It’s also possible the PC’s are in a dusty/dirty environment or it could simply be from use. It isn’t unreasonable to have a drive fail within a year or two if it is getting daily or extended use.


#4

I have used SONY DVD-RWs with no problems.


#5

These are $20 items these days. For that you get disposable junk.


#6

I only rarely use these drives, the PSU is mighty stable and no issues these, I’ve tested it with much heavier load than what I usually run the system on. Dust though might be an issue here, my cabinet is very dusty because of the many fans.

I guess I will go grab another sony drive out there.