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Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/8/2004 5:49:41 PM   
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As I plan to make copies of my movies, I would like to buy a seperate DVD-ROM drive to go with my seperate DVD-Burner. The purpose of my burner is to write very well, but I want my DVD-ROM to be a great reader.

Does anyone know the most scratch resistant burner out there. Overall speed is secondary. I am assuming that ANY dvd-rom can read a legit movie purchased or rented in the United States??? When people talk about protected I am assuming that means region or pirated movies? What types of discs are currently protected such that I cant use my dvd-rom to read them?

Anyhow, someone mentioned that ASUS616 was robust, but this site gave it a bad review in this regard. However this is CD performance and not DVD performance.


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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/9/2004 7:29:43 AM   
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I hear consistently good things about the LiteOn dvd-rom drives as well. I have a BTC dvd-rom and have been pleased with it. It was purchased under the I/OMagic brand name.


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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/9/2004 9:27:50 PM   
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I bought some LiteOn CD-R burners a year or two ago for friends and was shocked by the noise they made. From what I know the DVD-Rom drives are a bit noisy too. Can you confirm this?

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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/10/2004 6:20:35 AM   
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Yeap, LiteOn are noisy drives. If you want a good silent reader I would recommend Pioneer 120 or 121.

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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/10/2004 6:53:20 AM   
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the noise of the drive depends upon the reading speed and inserted media. You can set the reading speed of LiteON drives down to 2X for example when playback DVD-Video discs with Nero DriveSpeed.

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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/10/2004 11:00:15 AM   
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My LiteOn 52246S cdrw drive always sounds like a jet engine poised for takeoff on a runway.


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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/10/2004 11:40:41 AM   
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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/10/2004 2:21:22 PM   
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Consider Toshiba SD-M1802 (don't yet know about SD-M1902).

It can be speed hacked to 16x reading and it rips through some really bad quality discs without even slowing down.

I haven't seen a head-to-head comparison of it and LiteOn 167s, but those two would be at the top of my list.

BTC drives are also very fast and good readers and usually amongst the least noisy.

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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/10/2004 2:33:20 PM   
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How fast BTC reads -/+R ?

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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/11/2004 9:28:12 AM   
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Yesi agree the SD-M1802 seems a strong drive handling scratched media

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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/13/2004 10:56:05 AM   
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Would it be possible to see an in depth review of a few good dvd-rom drives in the future?

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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/13/2004 2:42:43 PM   
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We should do a good review of some DVD-ROM drives. In the meantime, here's my data on the BTC drive.
digitaldoc's review of the BTC drive


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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/13/2004 4:50:13 PM   
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is this drive any good?
DVD|TOSHIBA 16X SD-M1712 OEM

they had it at newegg but it seems like they just ran out and won't be selling anymore I think

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RE: Which DVD-ROM is the best - 9/13/2004 7:00:26 PM   
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We would like to do a big roundup with all Toshiba DVD-ROMs but i can tell you that the SD-M1802 has very good error correction, ripped many highly scratched DVD discs, other drives failed, no problems for the Toshiba
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