Best possible DVD burner ?

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  1. smallangryboy

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    Looking for the best possible DVD burner [in black] to go inside my STRATA case.

    Quality, reliability and low noise are the priorities, any suggestions ?
     
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    Try here for the Pioneer 107 at £61. I have the 106 and have not had a bad disc yet. :cool:
     
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    How does the Plextor PX-712A stack up ? I know it's more expensive but they are supposed to be very good, are they quiet too ?
     
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    If noise is an issue, then I think the NEC 2510 should be on your short list. I have both a Pioneer 106 and NEC 2500 in separate machines. They are both very good burners, however the Pioneer is a better at reading, and the NEC is much quieter.

    The 2510 is the newer model of the 2500 and adds dual layer burning. Not much use at the moment as the media is not readily available, but does add some future proofing to your drive
     
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    the best quality burner is the nec2500/2510 no doubt. the pioneer 107/18 is close beind (it uses the nec chipset;) ). Also i agree, the NEC is a very quiet drive.
     
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    Pioneer uses an NEC chipset!?!?! Since when? Pioneer -who developed the DVD-RW/-R format have always used their own designs and chipsets and licensed it to others...
     
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    no they haven't lol. NEC have their fingers in more pies than you seem to realise;)

    like this for example: http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/9970

    worlds first 16x dvd writable chipset designed by non other than NEC
    give me a few minutes to back up my claims.......and i will;)

    EDIT:

    http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=Nec+ND-2500A&Series=0
    getting closer........

    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/print.php?cid=29&id=1134
    More drives that use NEC chipsets......
     
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    An interesting article James - thanks for that - I knew Pioneer was a shadow of it's former self but had no idea it was now little more than a licensee.
     
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    no problem. actually i'm suprised myself at just how many drives use NEC chipsets. I thought they only really extended to pioneer's a07/107 and a few others, but it seems to be a case of what drives DONT use NEC chipsets lol.
     
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