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    Wich cd drive shoul i buy?

    i want to replace my old (but very reliable) hitachi 8130 16x, but all these new 40x (and up) are not as reliable as my hitachi, they just donīt read some cd-r's, or they read them sometimes and sometimes don't.
    i just want to buy a new and fast drive and i want it to read all my cd-r's.
    What is the most reliable drive available?

    thanks.

    P.S.:Sorry for my english...

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    i have an acer 36x. its extremely reliable, and reads almost any disc

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    if you want real performane/reliablility, get a plextor- thing is, you will need a scsi card

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    Plextor or AOpen

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    Buy a DVD or CDR & kill 2 birds with one stone. Both spin games fine + add useful xtras. If you already own both, then why get a CD. If price is a concern and you just want a CD player, then ok.
    yea plextor is good but need scsi card = $
    I have an ASUS & it's very quite & reads great. I have almost everything I need to build new system and will just get a DVD for spinnin' disks in 2nd system.

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    Here is my list of IDE CD-ROM drives from good to bad

    1. Aopen/Mitsumi
    2. Hi-Val (All but the 50X model which is an Acer drive)
    3. Teac
    4. Delta
    5. Pioneer
    6. Panasonic
    7. NEC
    8. Sony
    9. Creative Labs/Samsung
    10. Acer
    11. Kenwood

    Sincerely,

    Best4x4

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    Hey Joao, get a Pioneer 10x DVD Rom, they are reliable and fast. Nothing could beat the picture quality of DVD. Although you have to throw in another hundred bucks it is worth it. Or your second option would be getting a cheaper A open DVD Rom. These are also good at a really cheap price. I don't know the exact ammount but certainly cheaper than the Pioneer!

    good Luck!
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    Pioneer.
    Panasonic.
    Sony.

    I got 2 Pioneers (6x DVD - 40x CDROM) and they both fly.
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    Joao,

    It totally depends on your demands. Little usage, buy a cheapie. If you're going to access that drive every time you're at the computer, buy quality with a good warranty and tech support.

    I use the CD drive for data transfer only. MP3's on the HDD is where music is today, not on CD's.

    Michael

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    But whatabout these Philips 48x,/52x these r good in my opinon..


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