Which one from these options should I choose..?

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#1

Hello!

I’m buying a new CD/DVD burner for my new PC.

Options I could find in my country:

LG
GH22NS50

Lite-On
iHAS124

Asus
DRW-24B1ST

Samsung
SH-S223C

Sony
AD-7240S

  • Probably, I will burn a couple of CD/DVD/DVD DL once a week. (Most of the time will be data and PS2/XBOX 360 games)
  • Really don’t care about recording speed, just burning quality.
  • Reading speed is a good addition.
  • I just want a stable writer.

Thanks!


#2

Hi and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I suggest to get the 7240 :slight_smile:


#3

Interesting, that’s a range of models, plus a few more that I can find.

Not sure of the thing where some Liteon’s are really Optiarc, or that is always or “might be”.


#4

Optiarc is a good choice. I wouldn’t recommend the Samsung at all though, 22x Samsungs are quite unpopular because of burn quality issues.


#5

First off you will need quality media if you want consistent burns with good quality. What brands/mids do you have available?
I vote for the Asus DRW-24B1ST as its a true Lite-On clone using the Mediatek chipset. Lite-On drives that use the Mediatek chipset are great readers, decent burners, support bit setting, media scanning w/jitter. Lite-On drives have more community support than any other brand by far. Tweaked firmware, tools etc.

I picked up an Optiarc AD-7240S because people have been bragging them up but my Asus DRW-24B1ST and Sammy SH-S223L both produce better burns using
Verbatim DVD+R MCC 004 or Verbatim DVD+R CMC MAG 001. I may have gotten a bad one? I have not tested burn quality on other media codes or media types. There have been complaints about the burn quality with the Samsung SH-S223C but from what I see on these forums a firmware update fixed the problems.


#6

double post, sorry


#7

[QUOTE=geno888;2529904]Hi and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I suggest to get the 7240 :)[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=kg_evilboy;2529944]Optiarc is a good choice. I wouldn’t recommend the Samsung at all though, 22x Samsungs are quite unpopular because of burn quality issues.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the suggestions!
2 votes for Optiarc/Sony! :cool:

[QUOTE=wonderwrench;2529991]First off you will need quality media if you want consistent burns with good quality. What brands/mids do you have available?
I vote for the Asus DRW-24B1ST as its a true Lite-On clone using the Mediatek chipset. Lite-On drives that use the Mediatek chipset are great readers, decent burners, support bit setting, media scanning w/jitter. Lite-On drives have more community support than any other brand by far. Tweaked firmware, tools etc.

I picked up an Optiarc AD-7240S because people have been bragging them up but my Asus DRW-24B1ST and Sammy SH-S223L both produce better burns using
Verbatim DVD+R MCC 004 or Verbatim DVD+R CMC MAG 001. I may have gotten a bad one? I have not tested burn quality on other media codes or media types. There have been complaints about the burn quality with the Samsung SH-S223C but from what I see on these forums a firmware update fixed the problems.[/QUOTE]

There is good quality medias near by, like Verbatim :iagree:
Yes, I was pending to choose Asus DRW-24B1ST before I posted here…
I’ve read some good reviews/articles about it:
Hundreds of mini-reviews here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 (Some of them stated that this writer can easily read very-scratched CDs/DVDs)
Some articles:
http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=997&page=13
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=465&Itemid=60&limit=1&limitstart=6

For those who recommended 7240…
What makes 7240 better choice than Asus DRW-24B1ST? :rolleyes:

Thanks all for the answers!


#8

[QUOTE=SilvioLobo;2530028]For those who recommended 7240…
What makes 7240 better choice than Asus DRW-24B1ST? :rolleyes:

Thanks all for the answers![/QUOTE]

A better burn quality - especially when it comes to DL DVD media.


#9

[QUOTE=pepst;2530134]A better burn quality - especially when it comes to DL DVD media.[/QUOTE]

I will only burn DL medias next year… :rolleyes:
So these medias it’s not that big deal for now.

I’ve found Pioneer DVR-218L in stores. Would be a better choice? (I heart a lot of good things about Pionner drivers)


#10

Ok, got me leaning toward the Optiarc for my new build - the tagging on the IHAS524 is a cool toy, but5 if the Optiarc is a better burner.

Hijacking the topic a bit, is there anything coming up (like the Ihas624 with tagging and Lightscribe) that means I should consider retrieving my old Liteon (1213S) and running it on PATA, and then putting a new SATA drive in later - the board has 1 PATA available - alternatively, are any of the models on PATA superior, I’m assuming SATA optical it pretty well worked out by now though!