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Re: OT: DVD Writers

On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 17:42 -0700, David E. Fox wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Jun 2006 18:35:38 +0200 Chris wrote:
> > I know this is off-topic, but I am using a Debian box ;-) but can anyone 
> > recommend a decent DVD writer?
> That said, I have an NEC dual-layer (IDE) - model ND-3520AW. I
> purchased it from a local (sunnyvale CA) outfit called Surplus
> Computers for $50. I've had it working well for about a year now. 
> It's a nice drive, although I did have to flash its BIOS - that made it
> able to recognize a much larger variety of media, as well as burn them
> up to 16x speed.
> I do have trouble from time to time on _some_ RW media - burning works
> fine, but trhying to read the same disk a few weeks or months later
> sometimes results ni lots of bad sectors. This could easily be a
> storage/media issue (given my environment) than a hardware issue with
> the burner.

I recommend Plextor.  A friend once tested a bunch of different burners
and he now uses nothing but Plextor.  I don't recall ever having trouble
reading or burning any CDs or DVDs.

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