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    Choosing a DVD-Rom drive...

    I'm building a new PC but I can't decide which brand of DVD-Rom to get. The following are all about the same price,

    Pioneer 40x16x DVD ROM drive (Tray)
    LiteOn 40x16x DVD ROM drive
    LG 40x16x DVD ROM drive
    Samsung 40x16x DVD ROM drive
    Sony 40x16x DVD ROM drive
    Toshiba 40x16x DVD ROM drive

    I want a quiet but good drive that doesn't have any problems reading DVD's, which do you think would be the best choice?


    [This message has been edited by vulcan5d (edited 04-27-2002).]

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    Of the choices you've listed... I would get the Pioneer!
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    Agree with ToolBox, the Pioneer DVD drives are great performers

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    i have heard great things abt pioneer drives, but i have used toshiba dvd rom drives in my last 2 computers & i have never had a problem out of them.

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    It somewhat depends on what you are going to use the drive for. If you are going to use it as a source drive for DAE (digital audio extraction) for say ripping or audio CD copying then I would choose the liteon LTD-163 40x/16x as it is a far better performer at those tasks.

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    I have the Pioneer and I'm very happy with its performance playing DVDs and general Cds etc.

    However, I wish I'd bought the Toshiba -- its the only DVD that cloneCD recommends for reading sub-channel data.

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    Another vote for the Pioneer!

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    Originally posted by Maxout:
    It somewhat depends on what you are going to use the drive for. If you are going to use it as a source drive for DAE (digital audio extraction) for say ripping or audio CD copying then I would choose the liteon LTD-163 40x/16x as it is a far better performer at those tasks.

    http://www.cdspeed2000.com/go.php3?link=daeresults.php3


    I second that.

    The Lite-On is the fastest drive for ripping.



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    Pioneer! Though I love it in Slot format.

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    Another vote for the Pie-on-ear.

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    Pioneer.........

    But, if you can still find the Creative 16x DVD at NewEgg, it works very well for both ripping audio and watching DVD's for a low cost of $45US. Mine has been flawless since I bought it.

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    I recently picked up an Asus DVD-E616. I purchased it on the merits of it's CD-ROM counterparts being very highly regarded (by myself and others) and the fact that it supports ATA100 making it one of the fastest DVD-ROM's available.

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