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Old 07-06-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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DVD Burner?

ok, am looking for a new cd/dvd burner am still running the one that came of from my HP computer when I purchased it like 5 years ago, so needless to say the ubber computer that I have now is begging me for a newer burner.... I narrowed it down to one of these two...

A) Plextor PX-716AL/SW

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B) Plextor PX-755SA

What do ya think, Am thinking choice A, but I don't know jack about these things?
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Umnitza now provides a mechanic to install all parts ordered right in the box! It's their new "Total customer service program" that will eliminate all the haters and keep incompetents from breaking **** and blaming the vendor! When you are all set simply call INS and they will pick him up free of charge.

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Old 07-06-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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I like the Plextor stuff. I've had more than one of their drives...
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:00 PM   #3
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Seems expensive? Mine was around $70. I think it's a Sony, works well.

Edit: You're looking at internal, mine's external, that probably makes a difference.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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Rooz, you have a ton of toys. Every week you are looking for some new gadgets .
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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You're looking at internal, mine's external, that probably makes a difference.
No difference . . only that yours was installed in an external case

Rooz, Plextors are da bomb, but there really isn't any need to buy them; you're really just paying for the name. IMO Pioneer is just as reliable and a little cheaper.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:51 PM   #6
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No difference . . only that yours was installed in an external case
Oh, duh, of course. Obviously I'm not going to be of any help here, lol.
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:48 PM   #7
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they dont call em sexy plexys for nothing.

one was SATA and the other PATA, do you have a preference?
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:31 AM   #8
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These have been around for a while, so they are really cheap. When I just built my computer, there were still ranked number 1.... I think at Tom's Hardware (reputable computer site who do benchmarks ect..)

Works great for me. I love it.
I have around 100 burned COPIES of my dvds.... No issues
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Old 07-07-2006, 04:15 AM   #9
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Old 07-07-2006, 05:18 PM   #10
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:25 PM   #11
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MY dad's burner sounds like a freaking honda on crack every time you try to burn a disk and by the reviews it seemed that the Plextor's were VERY quiet. Plus figured if am gonna buy one, might as well buy the best I can get for a fair amount of money
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:50 AM   #12
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MY dad's burner sounds like a freaking honda on crack every time you try to burn a disk and by the reviews it seemed that the Plextor's were VERY quiet. Plus figured if am gonna buy one, might as well buy the best I can get for a fair amount of money
NEC is very high quality. It doesn't sound like a nascar.... Dude... if you are thinking about buying a 150 dollar dvd burner.... at least try out the 30 dollar one.... it is not walmart quality...i promise you that. i recommend trying it out
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:50 PM   #13
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I agree the NEC burners have always treated me well. I did have some problems with benq, but NEC is rock solid.
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