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1. LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe 16x
$193.95 list($189.00)
2. LaCie External Firewire d2 16x
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3. Sony DRU-800A Internal ATAPI/EIDE
$175.50
4. Sony DRX710UL DVD+R Double Layer
$91.19 list($99.99)
5. HP 640VI Lightscribe 16X Dual/Double
$235.00 list($249.99)
6. SONY VRD-VC10 DVDirect External
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7. Sony VRDVC20 DVDirect DVD Recorder
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8. Sony DVD+R DL 4X+R 16X +RW 8X-R
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9. Lexar Media 2GB JumpDrive Pro
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10. Sony 4X Dbl Layer 16X DVD+/-RW
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11. Pioneer DVR-S806 External Dual-Layer
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12. LaCie 16X LIGHTSCRIBE DL D2 EXT
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13. Micro Solutions RoadStor All-in-One
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15. HP DVD 630E DVD Writer
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19. LaCie Slim Combo 24x CDRW and
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20. Aleratec 1:7 CD Copy Tower 40x

1. LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe 16x
by Lacie
list price: $179.99
our price: $155.79
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Asin: B0007LXRC0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Lacie
Sales Rank: 3915
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Combining four DVD formats in one device, this all-in-one rewritable drive provides Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire ports for easy connection to any PC or Mac, making it the most versatile drive available. Sporting LaCie’s original aluminum d2 Design, it can be integrated into standard 19 computer and audio equipment racks or stand alone on a desktop. This powerful drive features innovative LightScribe labeling technology, which burns custom, silkscreen-quality, precise images directly onto your discs using the very same laser that burns data. ... Read more

Features

  • Bundled with Easy CD & DVD Creator 6.2, Easy Media Creator 7, DVDMax Player, Toast Lite 6.0 and 5.2.2
  • Records to Double Layer DVD+R, DVD±R/RW, and CD-R/RW
  • Masters up to 8.5 GB DVD-Videos from your desktop
  • Provides Hi-Speed USB and FireWire for both PCs and Macs
  • Features LightScribe for direct disc custom labeling

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Feeling kind of iffy, but I guess I'll keep it
I just finished burning a CD-ROM to follow up on a job interview I had yesterday.I used the Verbatim CD-R that came with the drive.I burned the label first (maybe that was my mistake?) and then popped the CD into my Mac to do a simple drag, drop and burn.The Mac wouldn't recognize it, so I popped it back into the LaCie.I still got a disc unrecognized error, but I pressed on.I burned the disc and then got an error.Unfortunately, I didn't make note of it.Afterwards, I tried to verify the disc and got an error.I've gotten errors before, so I didn't think anything of it.Popped the CD into my Mac and it got stuck!It spun around and around, making weird noises and took me forever to eject it.Then I put it in the LaCie and it got stuck in there, too!Now I'm stuck with an unusable CD I was supposed to mail today.I'm hesitant to buy more media because I don't want to waste the money, but I have to send this disc.I just dashed off an 'e' to LaCie.Hopefully they will have something helpful to say this time.I sent a note last week about disc artifacts and audio sync problems on my DVDs and the brilliant tech told me to use the discs recommended by LaCie.Well, duh!How stupid do they think I am?Still waiting on a response to my response to that.Tech support is slow and their stupid list of FAQs on their site is useless as I don't think it gets updated.

4-0 out of 5 stars Something for both platforms
There is no denying Lacie makes a great set of products - nice brushed alumanum casing, drives that sense when the computer turns on and off - and its compatible with both Mac and PC.I happen to use both.

Burning CDs is a cinch (I have yet to do a DVD) and the Lightscribe program gives you a good basic set of tools to create labels for your CD.People with greater needs for graphic and type control will probably want to import their CD labels into the Lightscribe program rather than rely on the basic presets and type controls controls that went out of style ten years ago.So far though, I'm satisfied - and the lightscribe program is only version 1.0 so there's going to be an upgrade sooner or later.

The reason that this didn't get 5 stars is because the software came on a DVD.Here I am with two computers, both of them with a CD-ROM drive, and they couldn't fit 123 MB of programs on one CD.By e-mail they suggested I put the disk in the drive, and it would be automatically recognised.Wrong.Luckily, I have access to a DVD drive on another computer, and I burned a CD-ROM image of the offending DVD.Loaded the software in that way and got the thing working.

It's a shame that software and hardware vendors assume everyone has the latest and greatest gadgets humming at their desks.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lightscribe or Double Layer DVD, but not both
If you want to burn a double layer DVD with a Lightscribe label you're going to have to wait until they make the media for it. Right now, as far as I can discover, you can either get Lightscribe-able CDs or 4.7 GB DVDs from Verbatim, but they don't make double layer DVDs that are also Lightscribe-able. So don't be disappointed, like I am, when you discover you can't use both really cool features on the same disc.

4-0 out of 5 stars Over all a great product
I bought this drive a few weeks ago and have been pleased with it in general. my one complaint is that it isn't compatable with some brands of media. it refuses to write to maxell or philips media but once i tried office depot brand discs, i havn't had any problems. i haven't tried the lightscribe feature but expect no problems. the tech suport were also very helpful and quick to respond when i had the issue with the different media not working ... Read more


2. LaCie External Firewire d2 16x DVD+/-RW (double layer) w/Toast 6 Titanium for Mac (300922)
by Lacie
list price: $189.00
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Asin: B000636JDI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Lacie
Sales Rank: 3864
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Product Description

Lacie d2 16x DVD±RW Double Layer Drive - DVD-Writer - DVD±R/±RW - 16x 4x 12x DVD±RW, 4x x 12x DVD+R DL, 32x 24x 40x CD-R/RW - 6-pin FireWire - ExternalCreate Double Layer disc on your Mac 8.5GB of storage capacity on a single disc Create DVD video, Video-CD and Super Video-CD discs in minutes Multi-format DVD drive for universal compatibilityNice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theLacie 300922 - DVD+RW/-RW 4X/ +R/-R 16X/ -R DL *WHILE SUPPLIES LAST** and all other Lacie CD / CDRW ... Read more

Features

  • Compatible with Mac OS 9.1 and Mac OS 10.1.2 or greater
  • Record Custom DVDs in Minutes with Firewire interface
  • Expansive 8.5 GB digital storage capacity
  • Multi-format DVD rewritable drive with double layer recording technology (Double layer recording requires Mac OS 10.2.3 or later)
  • 16x DVD±R and 4x DVD±RW drives in one

3. Sony DRU-800A Internal ATAPI/EIDE Double-Layer/Dual-Format DVD/CD Recorder
by Sony

our price: $122.54
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Asin: B00080CXGG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2113
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Product Description

Sony’s DVD burner incorporates 8.5GB DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+R Double Layer burning and dual format 4.7GB DVD burning. Double/Dual Layer discs let you store up to 8.5GB on a single DVD+R Double Layer or DVD-R Dual Layer disc, giving you plenty of room for more video and audio entertainment, digital photo archives, and information storage. DVD+R burning speed is a blazing 16X max, burning a full DVD in approximately 6 minutes. Double Layer and Dual Layer Recording speed is 4X max. DVD+RW speeds are 8X max for DVD+RW and 6X max for DVD-RW respectively. Ultra fast 48X max CD-R burning means you no longer need a separate CD Burner for good performance. What hasn’t changed is the DRU-800A comes bundled with an unbeatable Nero 6.6 software suite and also includes a black front panel to match black colored PCs.

  • Preserve home movies on DVD
  • Back up essential information from your computer
  • Ultra fast CD burning
  • DVD+R double layer and DVD-R dual layer burning
  • 16X max DVD+R/+RW and double layer DVD burning
  • Award winning Nero™ Software bundle for burning all your video, music, and data to DVD or CD.
  • Includes black replacement front bezel for matching the drive to a black PC case.
  • Works with 4.7GB DVD+R/+RW and 8.5GB double/dual layer discs
  • Record up to 4 hours of video on double/dual layer discs
  • Easy to install EIDE/ATAPI interface drive for Windows® 2000/XP
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Features

  • Includes black color replacement front panel and Award-winning Nero software suite
  • Internal EIDE/ATAPI-interface drive with DVD-R Dual-Layer and DVD+R Double-Layer burning
  • 16x maximum DVD-R/DVD+R burning, 4x maximum double-/dual-layer burning
  • 8x max DVD+RW burning, 6x DVD-RW burning
  • 48x max CD-R and 24x max CD-RW burning

4. Sony DRX710UL DVD+R Double Layer External DVD+-RW Drive (16x)
by Sony

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Asin: B000636FJG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2947
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Sony Storage (Optical and Tape) (DRX-710UL) 2.4 Double Layer 16x DVD RW US ... Read more

Features

  • Award winning Nero™ Software bundle for burning all your video, music and data to DVD or CD
  • Compatible with Windows 2000 or Windows XP Home or Professional Operating Systems
  • Burns DVD+R discs at 16X maximum
  • Burns 8.5 GB DVD+R DL (Double Layer)1 discs, capable of storing up to 4 hours of MPEG-2 Video on single sided disc with 2 recording layers
  • Burns standard 4.7 GB DVD+/- R and DVD+/- RW Discs and CD-R/RW

Reviews (14)

1-0 out of 5 stars Does not work, bad service
The DVD burner connected very easily through USB, was immediately recognized by WinXP, the software installation was fine. I was beginning to feel good. However, whenever I burned a DVD (I tried 4 different brands, some R, some RW etc...), several files would contain errors, and would be completely unreadable. The burning process moreover does not detect this: one needs to verify the data written to check and find these errors. Moreover, the firmware update just does not work on my machine, pardon, machineS. Completely standard Dell machines, all latest WinXP and drivers, good CPUs (3Ghz and up), lots of memory, big hard-drives. I called customer service to try to solve the problem. First of all the average waiting time to get to a technician was about 30 minutes. The rudeness and the plain lies these guys give you are amazing. To make a long story short, I had to call 3 times. First guy: oh, "of course it doesn't work, you have EasyCD creator installed!". Ok, I buy it, I go through the (painful) uninstallation process of Roxio's software. No problems solved. Second guy: "Oh, of course it does not work, it requires 10Gb of free hard-drive space! It's written on the box". Plain lie: on the box it says you need 10Gb for NeroVision (for burning videos), but only 1Gb for Nero. Quarrel (they are tough!) with the guy who could not care less about the fact I got him lying, or that the product description is wrong. Ok, patiently I freed up 10Gb from hard drive, try again, exactly same problem. The only thing they could offer in the end was a replacement. I got perhaps relative lucky because the replacement will be a 720, not a 710, since 710 is not manufactured anymore (wonder why?). Notice I tried this on two different machines (one laptop and one desktop), with identical results.
Other lie: I noticed, as somebody else here, that the Nero software provided writes only on Sony drives: so if Nero is really the only software that should be installed because of conflicts with Roxio (et al.?), you will never be able to use your own CD drive to burn CDs. How ridicolous is that???? The technician said this is because I had both software(s) installed, but that was another lie.
The incompetence of these guys is beyond belief. If the new drive will not work, I hopefully will get a refund through my credit card. You know, the technician even said that that is not possible, credit cards companies do not do that (LOL).

2-0 out of 5 stars Good drive when it works, but warranty support is AWFUL.
I am on my third drive now, thanks to the first two breaking. Sony sent me the 720UL as a replacement for my 710UL, but it's the same drive with the exception of some faster burn times and the 720UL doesn't support MAC OS.

The Sony Service Center in Manning, IA gave me a huge runaround... first they agreed to pay for return shipping on the second defective drive. Then they called me back 2 hours later and refused to pay for the shipping. What a joke.

Good drive when it works, but may god have mercy on you if it breaks after the return period.

2-0 out of 5 stars Software problem to be aware of
The machine works wonderfully, looks good; but people should be aware of a small, potent problem with the software.If you have (say) an internal CD-RW drive, and you're running Nero for it, this Sony DVD burner comes with its own version of Nero that wipes out your other version.And, this version of Nero will REFUSE to recognize a non-Sony burner of any sort.So, that's the end of your internal CD-RW drive!I bought this Sony for an office, intending to move it from machine to machine as needed, but this awful feature means I can't use it that way, because I would end up incapacitating everyone's CD burners.So, I have to keep it dedicated to a single machine.Might as well have bought an internal!What a design flaw, in an otherwise wonderful device!Whether or not this issue is of immediate concern to you, you really ought to be aware of it before you buy the machine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Install and Works Perfectly
The good: Windows XP recognizes it.All you do is plug it in.I already had roxio software installed, and it recognized it as a drive, so I didn't bother installing the supplied software.

I burned a CD about 5 minutes after opening the box.What a joy.

It comes with a power cable , a USB cable and a firewire cable.You'll want to get a pack of DVD+R, which is the fastest format it writes.I haven't upgraded the firmware to get other formats to work faster, so I don't know if I could have bought something else to shove inside.

It's quiet: as quiet as my internal CD-RW drive.

The sort of bad:
It's pretty big.It's the size of an 8 port network hub.But as others have said, it comes with a stand, so it really doesn't take up much space when you stand it on its side with the stand.Unlike other smaller items that came with a stand, I really used the stand because it would take up too much space otherwise.

It will lock up your PC now and again.Not all the time, but occasionally.Would a firmware upgrade solve the problem?Who knows, I don't have the guts to try it!I'll report back on how often this happens on windows XP.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent burner, but why the Nero software (...)?
I purchased this burner a few weeks ago. After struggling a bit to get it to work properly, it seems to burn discs reasonable well, despite being rather noisy.

My concern is with the Nero software provided. Like most people, I rip audio CD tracks to MP3 format. This would seem to be a most basic feature of any media software. However, I was very surprised to learn this software requires the user to purchase an additional MP3 module at the cost of $20 once the free limit has been reached. That limit is 25 tracks, so you will be good for one, maybe two CDs before stumbling upon this "now you see it" feature. I can only wonder what other surprises await me.

Sony should be embarrassed for going along with this disreputable practice. ... Read more


5. HP 640VI Lightscribe 16X Dual/Double DVD-RW
by LITE-ON IT CORPORATION
list price: $99.99
our price: $91.19
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Asin: B0007VNGO4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: LITE-ON IT CORPORATION
Sales Rank: 2535
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Personality to Burn! HP 640i DVD Writer with LightScribe Software Add your own personality and flair to your photo, video and music collections. HP’s dvd640i DVD writer, with LightScribe software included, allows you to create labels adorned with professional looking images and text for each DVD or CD your burn. This internal, double-layer DVD±R/±RW drive gives you a simple, affordable way to conveniently preserve, transport and share you videos, photos and music. You can store up to 8.5 GB of data, video, music and more on one double-layer disc! That’s almost twice as much as single-layer DVDs hold. And if you want to personalize your DVDs and CDs, simply flip your LightScribe disc over and burn your label! It’s as simple as that! No more pens, printers or peeling paper. HP’s dvd640i DVD writer - giving you personality to burn at an incredibly low price. ... Read more

Features

  • 2 MB buffer
  • Internal, double-layer DVD±R/±RW drive; also burns CDs
  • Store up to 8.5 GB of data, video, music and more on one double-layer disc
  • Burn a CD or DVD, then flip the disc over and burn on a durable, permanent label that won't peel off or get sticky and jam in your DVD writer/reader
  • 40x CD-R, 8x DVD-R, 2.4x DVD+R dual-layer

Reviews (5)

2-0 out of 5 stars Lot's of failed burns
I am on my second drive now, the first had to be sent back. It barely worked and finally the tray wouldn't even open. The first and current drive had many failures. I mostly burn DVD's of home movies and have had to throw out as many DVD's as have been successfully burned. I now use the lightscribe for labeling only. I have burned one good label out of 1 attempt on the replacement drive, the first drive failed 2 out of 3 attempts. The old Plextor external DVD drive has been much more reliable burning DVD's. I have yet to try a burn of a CD, but would assume it works fine for that, but that's not the real reason to own one of these drives. I have not yet tried a dual layer, but based on current results, I would not expect it to perform well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice product
I just bought this today at Wal-Mart and after burning the free sample CD included, I am very impressed. I can't wait to see how far this technology will go!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tool
I've had my drive for 2 weeks and the labels look great! Verbatim makes both CD-Rs and DVDs for lightscribe and these are readily available on the net. The drive is a little slow-20 to 30 minutes for a label.Realistically I might burn 1 or 2 a day and the burn time has not been a problem for me. I sure liked throwing away my sticky label mess!

2-0 out of 5 stars Burn DVD "Labels"? Oh really?
I've yet to see any blank DVDs for sale that are compatible with this Lightscribe system.CDs, yes, but DVDs? Not even onHP's website.Search Amazon and you'll find a product from Memorex that is, suspiciously, not available.Wish they'd change the promotional copy, or, if I'm missing something, I wish they'd make it clear where to find inScribeable DVDs.

I've used it for a couple of CDs, and it does look kinda cool, but it takes a long time, particularly at the advanced quality setting (don't bother, you'll hardly notice a difference), but I wouldn't base a computer purchasing decision on it. It came standard on my new Pavilion A1039n, which is doing great so far, no complaints-- unlike the lemon A630n which I purchased 1.30.05 and am STILL fighting with HP about.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great drive
Especially for the money. Easy to install, great software bundle to boot. I simply love the drive. Now, a little skinny on the media. As of now (3-23-05) the dual layer DVD's are about 3-4 bucks a piece. They are convenient, but as of right now, you pay for that. The light scribe technology is also not free. Light scribe cd-r's, which you must use to get the light scribe to write a label, adds about .40 cents per cd-r. Does not sound like a lot, but buy a 100 cd-r's and this adds up!!! The technology is cool, it takes about 20 minutes and you have a really cool (greyscale) label imprinted on the cd. No labels, using sharpies etc. The speed of the drive is fantastic. 16X for a DVD is really flying as of now. You can't beat this drive, just don't get too excited about the technology it uses at this time, you pay for convenience. All that being said, the short falls of the drive are not the actual drive's fault, it will just take some time for the media to drop in price, and it will. ... Read more


6. SONY VRD-VC10 DVDirect External DVD Recorder
by Sony
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B0006GT6AS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2860
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

DVDirect 16x4x16 External DL DVD+/-RW Recorder ... Read more

Features

  • Analog Composite (Yellow RCA jack) and S-Video inputs along with analog audio
  • Connects directly to camcorder or VCR - no computer required
  • Works just like a VCR for convenient, hassle-free recording
  • Record up to 12 hours of home video on a single DVD
  • Real Time MPEG encoding ensures highest possible quality

Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars Intuitive and Easy to Use
I have to admit, at first I was a little intimidated about entering the world of DVD writing and authoring. With all those formats out there I felt confused. And if you are like me, you have a lot of old VCR tapes around of your favorite shows that are taking up valuable shelf space in your living room. They weigh a lot too if you need to move them. But the Sony DVDirect VRD-VC10 made it easy and fun to reduce my video tape clutter. As a stand-alone recorder, all selections and options are available from the well-designed front panel and display. Connect your video player or camera to the back of the unit, push "Record" and start your VCR player. That's it. When the recording is done, you push a few buttons to finalize your disc and eject it.I especially like the "auto-play" feature which lets your DVD start automatically when inserted in a DVD player. However, this feature seems to disable the auto-chapter function which creates chapters at set intervals. The Sony unit also automatically formats your blank DVDs, a nice touch.

Contrary to other reviewer's experience on this page, I was able to use Memorex DVD+R discs just fine, even though they are not on the Sony list of approved brands. As a stand-alone recorder the unit is limited to the "+R" (or "+RW") format. If you need "-R" for your DVD players, you might want to consider the newer VRD-VC20 which has compatibility with both formats. Curiously, the DVD+R discs I recorded would not play on my older Sony VAIO desktop, but worked perfectly in my Toshiba laptop and Samsung DVD player. Many recent DVD players read the "+R" format so youneed to find out what format your equipment requires.

The DVD copied from a video tape in the Standard Play mode (for 2 hours of recording time) showed only a slight loss of color from the original tape. Copy quality is very good, overall, in my view. The Sony also records in a one-hour High Quality mode and 6 hour Long Play mode. As a stand-along unit, the VC-10 only records with analog inputs. If you want to go directly from your mini-DV camcorder to the Sony, get the newer VC-20 model. Connected to your computer, the unit works with Nero 6 burning software offering many possible ways to use the DVD burner, including CD copying and video disc formats.

Overall, I like this unit a lot for its simplicity and ease of use. Sony has a good idea with the DVDirect and the price is not that much more than other external drives. The Quick Start Guide that comes with the unit is straightforward and very understandable. I was able to start copying my old video tapes within a few minutes of taking the Sony unit out of its box. If you want a DVD burner that can connect to your computer and also be used to make copies of VCR and camcorder tapes, you should seriously consider this model.

(Dr. Simeon Hein is the author of Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance.(Mount Baldy Press, Inc.))

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware
Similar to the review before mine. I bought this because i thought it records on both -/+ formats. Even on the unit it says - and + but it only records to + which isn't compatible with a lot of players. i inserted a dvd-r, and it said please insert a dvd+r or +rw... bummer i had high hopes for this thing. up on eBay it goes.

1-0 out of 5 stars LOOK before you leap
On the positive side, it is an attractive unit.

In the negative side, it will not directly record unless you use the "+" format. Unfortunately this is not compatible with many DVD players.

In other words, buyer beware.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sony gets an A+ in my book!
To start, reading some of the other reviews on this page it seems many either are trying to do things with the wrong equipment attached (Laptop? Throw all the memory you want in it, but the bus speed is what kills you, use a desktop!) or who are not familiar with NERO software (probably the best for the PC). If you don't know how to use NERO, find another. DVDxCOPY had no trouble copying one of these DVDs for me.

Purchased from DELL, $251.00, $35.00 Preffered Discount, free shipping on 5/9/05, total was $216.00.

I took this unit out of the box, connected my video camera (8mm) and then had a DVD in about 2 hours that played fine. I connected to my DESKTOP PC (1.8ghz, 512RAM, WINXP) and made a nice set of menus on another job and burned another "PERFECT" copy. The quality is a great considering the source.

To me this unit was worth its weight in gold! My kids have been watching home movies in their own DVD players all weekend. I found several clips that I did not know that I had on hand as well. The best part is that it is "STAND ALONE", I made 15 2 hour DVD without a PC while I was at work all weekend.

Since I am so far away from were I grew up (1400 miles), this year I am planning to send a set of 25 (2 hour) DVDs out to my Grandmother, Mom, Dad, and a couple of others.

Buy this unit and enjoy it! Remember, those old films only last so long in storage, and on a DVD you can bounce around pretty fast to parts you want to see.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD Burner
I purchased this item from TigerDirect (highly recommended as well) and it is absolutly excellent. I have burned my camcorder movies (Sony as well), photos from my computer and music as well. There isn't anything this burner won't do. I did alot of reseach before I finally bought it. It was a very good choice. Sony makes some excellent products and this is one of them. ... Read more


7. Sony VRDVC20 DVDirect DVD Recorder
by Sony

our price: $270.74
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Asin: B00092PV6C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1915
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Product Description

DVDDIRECT USB2.0 DVD+-RW DL EXT SA 48X/24X/48X/16 ... Read more

Features

  • Can also be connected to computer via USB 2.0 connection for up to 16x DVD burning
  • Makes home movie DVDs you can easily share and enjoy
  • Connects directly to your camcorder or VCR, no PC required
  • Compatible wtih i.LINK/FireWire through DV input
  • Records on DVD+R/+RW discs and DVD+R DL double layer discs

8. Sony DVD+R DL 4X+R 16X +RW 8X-R ( DRU720A )
by Sony
list price: $119.99
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Asin: B00078CTPY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 9870
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Sony’s newest Double Layer, Dual Format DVD/CD burner has several DVD recording performance increases. DVD+R burning speed is a blazing 16X max, burning a full DVD in approximately 6 minutes. Double Layer Recording speed has increased to 4X max. DVD+RW speed has also increased, with DVD+RW burning at 8X max and DVD-RW burning at 6X max. What hasn’t changed is the DRU-720A comes bundled with an unbeatable Nero 6.6 software suite and also includes a black front panel to match black colored PCs.

  • Ultra-Fast 16X max Double Layer/Dual Format DVD Burner
  • 16X max DVD+R/+RW & Double Layer DVD Burning
  • Includes Nero 6.6 Software Suite
  • Black Faceplate Included
  • Works With 4.7GB DVD+R/+RW and 8.5GB Double Layer Discs
  • Record Up To 4 Hours Of Video on Double Layer Discs
  • Easy To Install EIDE/ATAPI Interface Drive For Windows® 2000/XP
  • Preserve Home Movies On DVD
  • Back Up Your Computer, Make Music Discs, and More
  • Ultra Fast CD Burning Too
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Features

  • Compatible with Windows 2000 or Windows XP Home or Professional Operating Systems
  • Ultra-Fast 16X max Double Layer/Dual Format DVD Burner
  • Works With 4.7 GB DVD+R/+RW and 8.5 GB Double Layer Discs
  • Record Up To 4 Hours Of Video on Double Layer Discs
  • 16X max DVD+R/+RW & Double Layer DVD Burning

Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars Made hard drive light stay on
After installing this drive in my case, whenever the drive was in use, my hard drive light would constantly stay lit.The drive itself seemed to work fine, but the light staying on annoyed me so I took it back and bought a Pioneer DVR-A09XL which works wonderfully.Also, the tray ejection motor sounded really weak, as if it could barely push the tray out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised...
I was holding off buying a DVD burner until I could get my hands on the (relatively) new Plextor 16x double layer burner at a reasonable price. However, it appears that Plextor burners (the benchmark for optical drives) are being plagued by quality problems at the moment, so I was forced to look elsewhere. I stumbled upon the Sony DRU720A at my local retailer, got a good price (not as good as the current offer here at Amazon!) and took it home, not expecting much.

My main purpose for the burner is to make backups of roughly 100 DVD's containing home video, transferred from VHS using a set top DVD recorder. So far, I have burned just short of 40 discs with the Sony, and I am pleasantly surprised! My Windows XP machine recognized the drive right away and the included Nero software installed without a hitch. I haven't tried all the software bits yet, mainly the DVD copy function which works great. I'm using Sony 8x DVD-R media off a spindle and haven't had a single failure yet.

Based on my experience so far I have no hesitation recommending this drive. And, at the price advertised above, this must be just about the best value for a brand name DVD burner out there right now. ... Read more


9. Lexar Media 2GB JumpDrive Pro JD2GB-231
by LEXAR MEDIA INC
list price: $999.99
our price: $207.09
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Asin: B0002423X6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: LEXAR MEDIA INC
Sales Rank: 17845
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Product Description

Lexar Media's hi-speed JumpDrive 2.0 Pro is one of the fastest ways to transfer large data files via the USB port on your computer. Compatible with the USB 2.0 specification, it supports read speeds up to 6MB/sec and write speeds up to 4.5MB/sec. Moving files from one computer to another has never been easier. With cross platform capabilities, the JumpDrive 2.0 Pro allows you to effortlessly store and transfer files via the USB port on your computer with no driver installation required.Gone are the days of carrying around stacks of floppy disks because Lexar Media has just given you a reason to throw them away. With the JumpDrive 2.0 Pro, you can even transfer files between your PC and Mac with no extra steps. It requires no drivers and plugs directly into the USB port found on most computers.You already carry your keys with you wherever you go, so why not add the JumpDrive 2.0 Pro to your keychain? With its lightweight size and durability, the JumpDrive 2.0 Pro is the easiest way to keep your most important data with you at all times. Access your files from home or on the road at a moments notice with no messy cables or adapters.The possibilities are endless as to what you can store on your JumpDrive, from music, presentations, documents, digital photos, and more. With the integrated data protection light, the JumpDrive will blink until data is safely stored. To further protect your data, the write-protect switch can be flipped into the locked pos ... Read more

Features

  • Transfer data via the USB port on your computer
  • Maximum capacity for file storage or transfer
  • Fast transfer rates make this ideal for all applications
  • Cross platform capabilities
  • Small compact design fits anywhere

10. Sony 4X Dbl Layer 16X DVD+/-RW External Drive ( DRX720UL/T )
by Sony

our price: $171.47
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Asin: B0007TJ5GO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 9336
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Product Description

DVD+-RW DL 4X 8X 16X EXT USB2 FWIRE MAC/WIN ... Read more


11. Pioneer DVR-S806 External Dual-Layer DVD+/-RW Writer (16x, 4x Dual-Layer)
by Pioneer
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00066EK2M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pioneer
Sales Rank: 4112
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Pioneer Price Break 16X, Dual-Layer External DVD Writer Pioneer presents this world-fastest dual-layer external DVD writer to meet the demands of those who seek legendary quality, flawless performance and industry-leading burning speed. Dual-layer DVD offers an incredible 8.5GB of storage capacity, nearly double the standard 4.7GB configuration. As a result you’ll be able to copy twice as much data! Plus, the Pioneer External DVD Writer’s amazing 16X write speed delivers phenomenal production. Enjoy Pioneer’s legendary quality at our incredibly low price. ... Read more

Features

  • Writes to DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL (dual-layer), CD-R, CD-RW
  • Up to 16x recording speed (DVD-R, DVD+R), up to 4x recording speed (DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+DL)
  • Up to 32x recording speed (CD-R), up to 24x recording speed (CD-RW)
  • Offers a choice of FireWire or USB 2.0 connection
  • Includes Nero and U-Lead software on CD-ROM

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great and Easy DVD/CD Burner! More like 4 1/2 stars!
The Pioneer DVR-S806 doesn't look flashy, but rather simple. And the good part is that the operation is also very simple. It's a handy unit that can be placed vertically or horizontally. The connectivity is convenient too as it has the FireWire IEEE 1394 connections and the USB. To begin with it's best to immediately install the supplied Software disk in order to be able to burn DVDs and CDs.
Some things that bothered me that during the burning process if the files surpassed the disk capacity the CD-R would not be finalized and such a CD-R was longer be usable -- there should be some sort of indication before the burning process to let the user know of this or that disk can be used. Also on the speed of CD-R media there were a few problems regarding that during the burning process suddenly a message popped up that the burner can't burn at this speed, and then this particular CD-R once again was no longer usable.
It probably just takes some fine-tuning on the user's part to use the correct DVD and CD media for burning, etc. The final product is perfect and there are no complaints. CDs (the CD-R media) are immediately playable in any CD player as well as the DVDs (DVD-/+R media) in most DVD players (let's put it this way that I had no problems at all with the DVD players that I used).
Although everything works fine and I think this is a top-quality reliable product at a great low price, I don't feel like giving it 5 stars because of the little thing/lack of initial info with regarding CD-Rs, but maybe other burners are the same.
The Pioneer DVR-S806 is a great unit and if lost or whatever, I'd buy it in a heartbeat again -- I think it's one of the best units at the best price out there. ... Read more


12. LaCie 16X LIGHTSCRIBE DL D2 EXT DVDRW FW w/ Toast Titanium ( 300786 )
by Lacie
list price: $209.99
our price: $190.99
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Asin: B0007LXRCA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Lacie
Sales Rank: 4391
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Combining four DVD formats in one device, this all-in-one rewritable drive provides Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire ports for easy connection to any PC or Mac, making it the most versatile drive available. Sporting LaCie’s original aluminum d2 Design, it can be integrated into standard 19 computer and audio equipment racks or stand alone on a desktop. This powerful drive features innovative LightScribe labeling technology, which burns custom, silkscreen-quality, precise images directly onto your discs using the very same laser that burns data. ... Read more

Features

  • Professional, silkscreen-quality, lasting labels
  • Expansive 8.5GB digital storage capacity
  • Create custom designs with text and photos
  • Laser etched from your LaCie DVD burner

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Slow DVD-R speed limits this burner.
The new technology to allow for the Lightscribe feature actually slows down this DVD burner! DVD-R speeds are limited to 8X. So, if speed is an issue, look to another burner without Lightscribe to get DVD-R at 16X. If Lightscribe is more important, then go with this one. But beware of what you're getting. I was disappointed to discover I had a crippled DVD burner for the sake of Lightscribe! I'm returning it. ... Read more


13. Micro Solutions RoadStor All-in-One Photo to CD Burner and Digital Photo Viewer (401010)
by MICRO SOLUTIONS

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Asin: B0000ET7GC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: MICRO SOLUTIONS
Sales Rank: 20932
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

RoadStor 24x24x24x8 CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive and memory card reader Burns CDs of your digital photos with or without a computer! Includes rechargeable Lithium Ion battery and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and A/V cables. Digital photo viewer, DVD, CD and MP3 player, and CD burner all in one. View digital photo slideshows and DVDs on your TV, PC or Mac. Take your favorite DVD movies on the road and watch them in your hotel room, vehicle or anywhere. USB 2.0 compatible with Windows 98, Me, 2000 and XP only. Mac compatible with OS 10.1.3 or higher. Host computer requires USB 2.0 capability and Pentium II processor or faster for DVD video playback. CyberLink® PowerDVD player software and SpeedyCD disc creation and editing software included. Weight: 26oz ... Read more

Features

  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000 (SP3), XP or Mac OS 10.1.3 or above
  • Connect directly to TV to view digital photos and DVDs
  • Reads all popular flash memory cards SD, SM, CF I/II, MMC, MD, MS and xD with adapter
  • Burn photos to CDs at the touch of a button
  • External High Speed USB 2.0 storage for PC and Mac

Reviews (11)

1-0 out of 5 stars Paradise Lost
Even though its capacity is smaller, I chose Roadstor over a flash-HD for safety. I figured, when travelling I'd burn two CDs each time, keep one and mail the other home. Cheap insurance. If a flash-HD has problems I've lost all my pictures in one shot.

Had 500+MB of data to transfer from a CF card.

First attempt: Roadstor hung at 58% complete. Result: one (more) silver-colored drink coaster.

Second attempt (with different brand of CD-R): burn completed successfully. Approximately half of the photos were fine, and the other half were garbage. Were covered in wierd color casts, portions of the right edge of the image were on the left, vice versa, all kinds of strange stuff.

Verified in ACDSee, Paint Shop Pro and Irfanview on two different computers.

Back it went for a refund. Even though it's an extra step, I'll find an internet cafe and burn my CDs off the flash HD.

Roadstor doesn't even deserve one star.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as I feared...
After reading a lot of mixed reviews for this product I finally just decided to see for myself. Indeed, after opening the box it took some minutes to figure out the best sequence for things, but after that the device worked flawlessly. No problem with the cord from the adapter being too loose. It read my 40x 1GB flash card no problem as well as some old smartmedia I tried. Burn time for 650MB was approx. 20 minutes. No problem burning multiple sessions, I just needed to switch off & on to burn to the same CD. Hooked up to the TV it played the picture-CD's (and homemade DVD's) like my nomal DVD player. I didn't test any audio CD's because I really need the Roadstor to burn all the pictures I take on the road or on vacation. For this purpose I would give this device 5 stars, but it does NOT see my memory stick PRO media (it should take "regular" memory sticks but I don't have any) and that is too bad. Maybe Micro Solutions will make a firmware upgrade available to download in the future.

3-0 out of 5 stars Useful, but seriously flawed.
I agree with everyone who has posted about this item. I purchased it, tried it and was not able to get it to actually work while I was on vacation. I burned (i.e. wasted) three CDROMs which never succeeded in finishing, and when I talked the guy in the photo shop to let me use his computer to verify what had happened, it was clear that the CD was not properly burned. Fortunately I had a 1GB card in my camera and did not run out of storage. It would operate for a while and then simply spit out the CD without any message or failure notice.

However, I was able to get this to work like others have. The problem is two fold.

First, one reason I had such difficulty was that we were on a cruise ship at sea. Apparently this unit is PARTICULARLY motion sensitive. On "shore" it works perfectly as long as you LEAVE IT THE HECK ALONE.

Second, the internal software is so buggy you expect to see them come crawling out the CD drawer. The thing locks up with no diagnostic messages or recovery mechanism except power cyling. If you push the wrong button, you end up with the thing locked up and it ignores any buttons or anything with the remote control.

It works fairly well as an accessory burner and I have burned dozens of MP3 backup CDs as well as audio CDs for my car.

To use this for the intended purpose I bought it (which is to backup my digital camera) you need to do the following:

1) Be sure it is fully charged.
2) Turn on the power.
3) Insert a blank CD.
4) turn off the power.
5) insert the memory card.
6) turn on the power and wait for the display to let you know it is completely ready.
7) press the "backup" button.
8) wait a few seconds.
9) press the "backup" button again.
10) watch the display progress through the backup.
11) watch the display progress through the "table of contents"

If you have more data than fits on one CD, it will cycle through the CDs. (Like for my 1GB card, it took two CDs to finish.)

To use this as a USB burner, do the following:

0) always make an "image" file first, never write the CD directly with just the current layout.
1) plug in the burner to the wall and turn it on with no CD in it.
2) wait for the display to indicate that the device is ready.
3) plug the USB cable between the burner and your computer.
4) wait a good 10-15 seconds for it to be recognized by windoze.

As long as you realize this device has one of the buggiest firmware codes I have ever seen in a consumer product, and use it in one and exactly only one way, you will be happy.

If, however, you actually expect it to do all of what it advertises it does (like for example play a DVD - you can play the DVD alright, you just cannot navigate the menu and select the actual "play" option...) you will be sorely dissapointed.

The problems that others had are possibly not defective devices (although it is entirely possible) it may just be that they pressed the wrong key in the wrong sequence, the thing got confused, and they got mad because they assumed that the person writing the firmware code Had A Clue (tm).

I have not used the similar Sony product and did not buy it simply because it does not support compact flash. This omission was a stupid decision on Sony's part and is an obvious ploy to push their own memory card technology, however Sony has to realize that I am not going to walk away from compact flash technology just because of their portable CD burner. Grow up, VHS won over Beta, and this is the same argument.

5-0 out of 5 stars It works perfectly
Out of the box perfect! No errors, no problems. CDs burned by the Roadstor can even be read by my finicky, piece of junk, HP drive. I took it to work and tried it in both an old, ready to be replaced Mac, and another PC. No problems.
On the road I will be making double backups and checking on the motel TV that the images transfered all right but that's common sense. It's also the reason I spent just a bit more for one that could be connected to the TV.
I don't intend to use CD-RW with it because I don't trust those in any drive. CD-R are cheap and provide "permanent" storage.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't try it at home!
I got mine yesterday delivered from Amazon in 24 hours! (Just amazing -- I paid nothing for shipping selecting Super Saver Shipping - and here you are - delivered next day - but that's beside the point). To make story short - it did not work! When CD is loaded it starts making kind of loud whirling noise then stops and nothing gets it in backup mode. So I burnt few hours try to get it work and failed. Quick test showd that unit had latest firmware installed. But surely diagnostic messages are all misleading.
Called support in the morning ( not tall-free number btw) andlady after hearing to these noises suggested that I should return item for replacement. That's it. I didn't try to hook it up to computer - why waste time? Will order JOBO CP 200 Apacer Disc Steno to see if there any difference. ... Read more


14. Iomega SUPER DVD WRITER 16X ( 33068 )
by Iomega Bernoulli Exclusive
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00032Q20W
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega Bernoulli Exclusive
Sales Rank: 11189
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Iomega® Super DVD Writer 16X Dual Format USB 2.0 external drive is the only drive you need to save and share your videos, photos, music and data. ... Read more

Features

  • Combo CD/DVD drive
  • Fast speeds--up to 40x
  • Dual-layer DVD burning
  • Reliable buffer underrun protection
  • One year warranty

Reviews (4)

2-0 out of 5 stars Big problems with read errors
For perfect DVDs, this drive is fast and smooth.However, when it encounters a bad block on a DVD, it spends over a minute fiddling with itself trying to read that precious block.Meanwhile, the movie is frozen.This makes it almost unusable for DVD playback.I broke a brand new Incredibles DVD from its case, and that played perfectly.But any DVD that has the slightest imperfection is a problem.

I haven't tested the recording capability.I was hoping to buy only 1 drive for both playback and recording.This one doesn't fit the bill.

4-0 out of 5 stars Reliable and Mac Friendly!
I recently purchased this Iomega burner to burn DVDs from my Mac ibook G4 (purchased in Jan 2004). Right out of the box, this drive was ready to go to work.Thus far, I am very pleased with my purchase.

Using third party sharware (available on www.mac.com) and Roxio Popcorn, I find it very easy to burn DVDs using my mac laptop.I did not install and presently do not use any of the programs provided by Iomega.Using other programs I have experienced very few errors, so I consider it reliable after using it to burn roughly 25 disks.I have not tried to burn data disks or record from a VCR.

With my processor speed, it takes about 20-30 minutes to burn and finalize a 4.7GB DVD-R.Having discussed this product with friends - processor speed will greatly impact the time it takes to burn a DVD.A friend with an older Mac Powerbook (at least 3yrs old) reports that it can take up to 2 hours to burn a disk, whereas another friend with a G4 ibook (only a few months old) says that he can burn a disk in 15 minutes or less.If you have an older computer, it may be worthwhile to upgrade the entire system before purchasing a drive like this one.

The drive weighs less than I expected - so it is compact and portable, if you wanted to take it somewhere or carry it in your backpack.By comparison,it weighs roughly half of the weight of my La Cie external harddrive.

When it's copying a disk, it does "hum," but the sound is by no means bothersome.

Additionally, there are some maufacturer's rebates floating around on the web (Spring 2005) and the price is steadily dropping on Amazon and elsewhere.I think this is a solid buy and Mac-users, don't fear, this drive will work.

2-0 out of 5 stars iomega products - always more hype than performance
I've always been a sucker for the iomega/bernoulli promise: a little hardware device with swappable media and big storage.

But true to form, this drive delivers a large bill of goods and is short on (third party) software fulfillment.

It did install nicely, although there are a updates to apply.The DVD reads smoothly over a network - perhaps due to the slow USB speed.The "Hot Burn" software makes an adequate cd/dvd data disk.But what frys me is the DVD movie creation software - it will not install at all -- says it wants windows media player 7.1 or greater -- is the top issue on the support website -- they have a lame fix and involves unstalling media player then reinstalling an earlier version.Right!

I also fell for the "REV" drive - boy does it's backup software bite the big one!

If you just want hardware to use folder options with you will be fine.I wish iomega wouldn't lo-ball with their third party included software.

3-0 out of 5 stars This USB DVD burner 16X (33068) is made by Lite-On !
I am testing this USB DVD burner after receiving 3 days. Be aware of this USB drive if you intend to use your owned solfware to burn DVD. Because you sometimes need to use a different burning DVD solfware to match with every entire drive on your PC's, this drive is easy to be hung up due to the speed of its USB 2.0 connection and its microcode. Everytime it happens to be hung up, you have to unplug the AC connector at back of PC. This is a worse case to be avoid in multiple disconnection of the main power plug. About double layer! Only one format on every PC is a basic concept of application. Two formats between single and double layer can not be used on the same PC for reading and writing on both single and double layer drives. For example, the format of a disk making from a single layer drive can not be used on a drive of double layer. Therefore, the burning DVD solfwares are very different between the old and new drives.
Other words, this drive is made by Lite-On company. It is an OEM product.
So far during testing, its drive is recognized by Window XP right away because it is certified by the big PC Window operation. The speed is of course slower than its spec due to USB connnection.
Finally the hung up problem is very tough for every company that is making a USB 2.0 DVD burner. This hung-up depends on the mother board, the speed of CPU and layout/design of each PC company. So its microcode drive needs to be updated time by time for improving its operation if its company wants to do so.

After 9 days of testing, the pros and cons are as follow.
PROS.
_Read and Write movie files are faster than any 16X internal drive on P4 533FSB and 800FSB of desktop.
_R/W is also fast enough at = or >1.6GHz on Centrino laptop.
_Write compress movie files without any errors and its format (compress file on a single layer) is played smoothly on any progressive scan DVD player.

CONS.
_R/W mode is very slow on P4 Mobile 2.0GHZ 400FSB on laptop.
_Time response to CPU through USB 2.0 is slow as easy to be hung up if mouse button is pressed during this burner on its incomplete stage. This means hitting mouse button too fast should get hung-up.
_USB 1.1 is not acceptable to play any movie on this burner.
_Removing USB connector without stopping UBS bus should get hung-up.
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15. HP DVD 630E DVD Writer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $233.32
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Asin: B0002XZPPK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 15236
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Product Description

DVD�R/�RW technology - now used in all HP DVD writer products - gives you maximum compatibility with DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives. So you can make your own DVD movies, transfer home videotapes to DVD, store all of your music, data files and photos, and take them with you for playback on other devices. HP's innovative double-layer recording technology lets you use double-layer DVDs to record almost twice as much video, photos, music and data as you can on single-layer DVDs. ... Read more

Features

  • CDs up to 40x
  • Double Layer Record
  • External Drive
  • DVD+R/+RW
  • DVDs up to 16x

16. Lite-On 52x32x52 Internal CD-RW Drive
by LiteOn

our price: $60.99
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Asin: B0000C454M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: LiteOn
Sales Rank: 2510
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

LiteOn's mission is to consistently meet or exceed its customers' expectations by providing solutions with outstanding performance, competitiveness, and punctuality.PRODUCT FEATURES:The shortest physical drive length design, 170mm only;Innovated SMART-BURN technology to automatically check media quality and set limit to burning speed to ensure successful writing sessions and data retainability;Buffer underrun error free and automatically adjust writing strategy plus running OPC to meet various burning condition;SMART-X supporting high speed DAE & VCD extraction for copying;VAS (Vibration Absorber System) to reduce vibration & noise during recording and reading;Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn;Support formats of CD Family, CD-R and CD-RW discs (up to 99min);Support Mt.Rainier;Conforms to Orange Book Part 2, 3, Volume 2: High Speed and MMC2 commands;Plug and Play Device with Emergency Manual Eject function. ... Read more

Features

  • Smart-Burn technology automatically sets optimal burning speed
  • 52x write/ 32x rewrite/ 52x read
  • ATAPI/EIDE interface
  • 80 ms typical access time
  • 2MB cache prevents Buffer Under Run error

Reviews (11)

3-0 out of 5 stars No Sales Receipt with Order
I received this drive from Circuit City and there was no sales receipt with the order. I notified Circuit City that I would like a sales receipt in case I needed warranty service. Needless to say I never received it.

Hasta la vista Circuit City--I'll shop elsewhere from now on.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lite-On Is Write-On!!
After my Yamaha EZ3200 bit the dust after a year (run don't walk away from any Yamaha cd-writer....they no longer manufactur cd-writers and will not provideany support for them), I needed a quick replacement.Enter this Lite-On CD-RW.Not only is the cost terrific, but it is was a breeze to install.I've been usingthis writer andNero software for about 2 months now. I've just made it through my first 50-pack of cd-rs and have not burned one coaster yet! I would recommend this writer to anyone looking for a effective and inexpensive replacement for their old or burned out cd-writer.
****April 2005 Update....still burning strong!!!****

1-0 out of 5 stars Must have got a lemon
Bought this unit on newegg.com for a much better price. I had an easy install replacing my old cdrom/dvd drive. I was very pleased for two weeks. I only used the thing about four times. About two weeks after installtion I tried to open the tray and it didn't open. I also have a zip drive on the secondary IDE which was also dead. I took the drive out and put my old cd drive in and everything worked again. I emailed liteon support. Ten days later they responded. They gave all the right steps to reinstall, but this unit is dead. I wouldn't buy this one again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Nice
Yea its pretty good.. and yea those reviews are a little cheesy lol

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Drive but these reviews are worthless
What in the world... 5 people just happened to post gushing reviews for this drive on the same day.
Right.
AMZ, you may want to do some checking into these.

oh, yea, the drive is fine, although i thought it cost a bit more than it's worth. IMHO. ... Read more


17. IOMEGA 250GB DUAL INTERFACE ( 33115 )
by Iomega Bernoulli Exclusive
list price: $219.99
our price: $213.74
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Asin: B0003009EO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega Bernoulli Exclusive
Sales Rank: 9276
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Product Description

The Iomega 250GB External Hard Drive is a high-capacity data protection and storage solution that also doubles as a disaster recovery solution. ... Read more

Features

  • Interface: Firewire
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200
  • Buffer Memory: 2MB
  • Capacity (GB): 250

18. Iomega CD-RW 52X32X52X ( 32885 )
by Iomega
list price: $99.99
our price: $84.54
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Asin: B0001AN1PU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 4490
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Iomega CD-RW 52x32x52x USB 2.0 external drive features the fastest CD burning speeds on the market today. Plus, it’s easy to set up and operate, and can be shared among multiple computers and operating systems.

With up to 52x32x52x write/rewrite/read speeds you can burn a 60-minute CD in less than 3 minutes on this rugged drive! Includes plug-and-play functionality for portability, buffer under-run protection for reliability and Iomega HotBurn® Pro software with advanced functionality for easy CD customization, burning MP3s, organizing digital photos and jewel case creation.

How Does Iomega HotBurn Pro Software Work?

Iomega HotBurn Pro software works in a simple two-step process. You simply select the files you want to record and then click Create CD. Or, you can use the drag-n-drop method to move and burn selected media with your mouse.

Plus, you can copy a CD directly to your CD-RW drive to duplicate it. It's that simple! HotBurn Pro is also perfect for sharing and organizing photos, burning MP3s, as well as creating custom disc covers. Nothing could be easier.

How Does CharisMac Discribe Software Work?

CharisMac Discribe allows you to burn CDs, reliably archive valuable data, effortlessly distribute massive amounts of information, make custom CDs or create professional quality multimedia demonstrations tailored for specific needs allowing you to write and play CDs in a matter of minutes!

How Can I Organize and Share my Photos?

Adobe® Photoshop® Album Starter Edition software helps you instantly organize and find your digital photos so you can share your memories and experiences with virtually anyone, anywhere. You'll be able to find your photos by date or keyword tags, no matter where they are stored on your computer, fix common flaws, and share your memories.

  • Up to 52x32x52x write/rewrite/read speeds
  • Ripping (DAE) speed of 48x
  • ... Read more

    Features

    • One year limited warranty
    • High-speed CD-RW drive
    • Up to 52x32x52x write/rewrite/read speeds
    • Ripping (DAE) speed of 48x
    • Buffer Underrun Protection for reliability

    Reviews (1)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Love the drive, hate the software
    I like this little drive. It's smaller than theZipCD650. I'm using this one with my Grape iMac 333Mhz. It comes with Charismac DiscBurn, which does basic job, but you can't make hybrid discs without a separate hard drive. Needless to say this is most inconvenient; you also cannot make mp3 CDs with it, and you can't name your CDs. (if you try to, you still just get Audio CD on your desktop.)

    Toast does not recognize the drive and locks up the computer trying to find it. I realized this when I checked Roxio's compatible drive list and found the 52x32x52 wasn't there. (Apple system profiler sees it as one number, a different number is the Model number, neither number is on the list.) So! I'd love to use Toast with this but can't. I haven't tried it with DiscBurn.

    I can use HotBurn basic with it, but again, I can't make hybrids or mp3 CDs, which were SO easy when I was still on 9.0 and had the ZipCD.

    In short, it's hard to be 100% positive about the drive when it won't work without a program, and the programs I want to use with it won't recognize it. You can't even use it as a CD-Rom without a driver provided by the burning software. My recommendation for a Mac user is check with Roxio (who makes Toast) before you buy a drive. ... Read more


19. LaCie Slim Combo 24x CDRW and 8X DVD-ROM USB2.0 design by FA Porsche includes Easy CD Creator, DVDMax player, bus powered*
by Lacie
list price: $124.99
our price: $109.24
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Asin: B0000YB7V2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Lacie
Sales Rank: 3197
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Product Description

The LaCie Slim Combo CD-RW Drive allows you to make your own CDs wherever you happen to be. ... Read more

Features

  • Custom CD burning on the go
  • Hi-Speed USB connection USB2.o bus powered*
  • Slender, portable body
  • DVD-ROM for watching DVD movies

20. Aleratec 1:7 CD Copy Tower 40x
by Alera Technologies
list price: $899.00
our price: $854.05
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Asin: B00006HYEB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Alera Technologies
Sales Rank: 46358
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Alera Technologies 1:7 CD Copy Tower 40 can simultaneously duplicate up to 7 copies of a typical CD in just a few minutes. It is a stand alone system that requires NO PC or skill level to operate it. The 1:7 CD Copy Tower incorporates the latest 40x duplicating speeds and control technology. Also includes a "Track-Selecting" function which allows you to combine tracks from different discs into one single disc. For example, you can extract specific tracks from your source CD to create your own compilation discs.

Features
  • Incorporates advanced 40x speed technology - Fast Disc to disc copies.
  • Stand Alone Tower - No PC Required
  • Powerful Copy control Features - Provides the ability to adjust the copying parameters, such as speed of reading and writing, choosing the number of copies needed, to help assure good copies
  • Quick copies with one touch control
  • Testing feature to help assure good copies
  • Edit Track feature allows combining of tracks from different discs into one single disc. For example, you can extract specific tracks from your source CD to create your own compilation discs
  • Disc Info feature - shows CD properties on LCD screen needed in design and set up of custom CDs without using a computer
  • Compact design - Move CD Copy Tower where you need it. Takes about as much space as a small PC Tower
  • Powerful features usually found only in the most expensive duplicators
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Features

  • 52x Beige Stand Alone CD Duplicator
  • 40x Stand Alone One Source CD-ROM Seven Target CD-Recorders
  • 7 simultaneous CD copies at up to 40x
  • Simple to use no set up required simple one touch operation
  • Powerful Control Features w/back lighted LCD Display and intuitive menu maximizing copy control flexibility and output

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great 1:7 CD Duplicator Tower Solution
Purchased this Alera Technologies 40x speed 1:7 CD Copy Towerfor duplicating my tech manuals which completed my job within minutes! Not only did I save time but I saved money by no longer having to outsource the duplicating job.

Also being a part time DJ I was floored when I discovered this product featured "Audio Edit Track" which enabled me to select several tracks from an audio CD to make my own favorite compilations. Better yet there's NO PC Required!!

This workhorse not only took care of my full time job projects but it also saved me from carrying a full crate of audio CD's to my next DJ gig!

Carlos

5-0 out of 5 stars Another great CD Duplicator
More and more business, government and education offices, musicians, record publishers, audio and video professionals, software and game developers, graphic artists, churches and other private organizations, are looking for a cost effective means to duplicate CDs to distribute to customers, clients, employees, students, organization members, etc. The need to duplicate CDs in your own office, where you have total control of the schedules, quantity and content has been growing since the first CD-Recorders came on the scene.Until now, the necessary equipment has been cumbersome, hard to operate, and very expensive.

Alera Technologies, the leader in desktop optical disc duplicator technology,has established a reputation with its 1:1 duplicators as being the company that offers duplicators with the performance and features required by professionals, at consumer prices. Applying our experience, with an in-depth understanding of the needs of the professional user, Alera Technologies has developed the CD Copy Tower family of CD Duplicators with the speed and control features needed in a professional environment. .

The CD Copy Tower CD Duplicators incorporate 40x Alera Technologies CD recording and duplicating technology. CD Copy Towers are the professional, yet simple, solution for creating volumes of CD copies quickly and easily;For example, the 1:7 Copy Tower 40 can make multiple copies of a typical CDs typically less than 3 minutes (up to 7 copies with the 1:7).The actual time to copy the information a source CD to CD-R blank discs, start to finish, will vary due to the quality of the discs being used, write process initialization tests by the duplicator controller, writing lead in/lead out information, etc.

CD Copy Towerstand-alone CD duplicators do not require a computer for any of their duplicating or editing functions.Since CD Copy Tower's do not require connection to a PC they do not interfere with valuable workstation activity. There is no additional hardware or software required to make copies, no set up other than plugging one in and turning on the power. There is no software to load and no need to attach extra cables, etc. to your computer. You can make as many quick copies as you need. CD Copy Tower's are very compact units that take up little desktop space and can be easily moved

With the ease of operation of the CD Copy Tower, there is no concern as to who can operate the machine, what skill level the operator possesses, or how much training will be needed. No special computer, multimedia or mastering experience is needed to make copies. For the normal copy job, you simply load the CD to be copied in the CD-ROM drive, load the a blank CD in the CD-Recorder, Select Copy, Select the copy speed and in a few minutes you have an exact copy of your source CD ... Read more


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