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Favorite brand?-homework done-only question?

by klonestar / January 25, 2006 8:14 AM PST

After spending several hours researching the archives Im ready to buy a DVD+Ram burner.

Searching my price range ($50.00) I have found three brands im contemplating on.

Any users input as to pros or cons would be greatly appreciated!

I dont minding spending up to $100.00 if its really worth it so im open to other options as well.

Also many thanks to those hundreds of responses (especially those including links to great spec sites) covering everything I needed to know about DVD burners and thanks to CNET for its comprehensive (19 pages) ''Burner Buying Guide''!

Looking at other posts I plan on checking out Toshiba and NEC burners as well but absolutely want one that burns DVD Ram as my first priority is for my C drive back up.

Many thanks,

Ps: Whats the scoop on making sure I get drivers and software w/purchase? I read that some units do not come with these? (OEM bulk units)? I understand the concept and wondering if I should make sure what I do and dont get w/purchase. Will I need a cable as im replacing my CDRom with the new burner (as the master) and keeping my CD burner/DVD Rom as a slave.

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