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DVD-RW Recommendations

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by masica, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. masica

    masica Thread Starter

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    Since more and more software/games are being released on DVD and back-up capacity is ever increasing, I need a DVD-RW for my PC. I'll give my system specs and set-up and please recommend a dependable, economical unit.

    Specs: 6-year-old home-built PC. ASUS P4B266-C mobo, Intel P4 2.4Mhz Northwood CPU, 2GB PC2700 DDR memory, 80 GB 7200 RPM WD HDD, PlexWriter 40/12/40A CD-RW, LiteOn 52X CD, W2K Pro/XP Pro dual boot OS.

    The PlexWriter and LiteOn are on one IDE channel with the PlexWriter set as master and the LiteOn as slave. My WD HDD is on the other IDE channel. I want to replace the PlexWriter master with a new DVD-RW unit as master.

    What would be a good unit? Thanks.
     
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  3. masica

    masica Thread Starter

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    There's nothing wrong with the PlexWriter, it writes/burns music and audio CDs perfectly fine. The problem is capacity. As I said, many games and software are now GBs long, not MBs.

    The PlexWriter will not read or write DVDs, it's a CD-RW and is restricted to about 750 MBs. The LiteOn is just a 52X CD-R.

    I'll look over the reviews and I did check out Newegg after I posted my original note. Looks like I can find something for around $30 or so.

    Thanks.
     
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    I understand, but you said you will be replacing the Plex, not the inferior Lite-on.
     
  5. masica

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    The Plex reads and writes only CDs, not DVDs, and is limited to about 750 MB per CD. The LiteOn is just a CD reader, no writing.

    I suppose I could ditch the LiteOn reader, make the Plex the slave and a new DVD-RW unit the master.
     
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