DVD PC drive that'll play XS32 discs

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  1. linkster

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    Hi

    Have a very old DVD drive in PC and want to upgrade to something that will have no problem playing DVD-R discs made on my Tosh RDXS32. Can anyone who has 1st hand experience recommend such a piece of kit?

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    If you consult this website you'll find a good number of DVD-RAM compatible DVD-ROMs/DVD burners - if you opt for one of these you'll have full compatibility with all the RDXS32 media types. The list will be updated in the next few weeks but the models/brands listed are still good.
     
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    Anything new should be OK.

    Depends on which type of discs you are using.

    LG multiformat drives tend to be popular and they can read DVD-R, +R, -RW +RW and RAM.
     
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    Ritek, that change your answer in any way? :)
     
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    Given he has the DVD-RAM compatible RDXS32 he would be better off with a DVD-RAM compatible ROM/writer. Otherwise he may end up upgrading again in the future if he wants to go down the advanced PC editting/authoring route. As per the link I quoted LG, Panasonic, Toshiba or ASUS drives (as well as support on some models from Samsung, Pioneer and Iomega) tend to be RAM compatible.

    Doesn't make much sense not to go down this route when you consider that it doesn't cost anymore and that most Toshiba users will get some RAMs at some stage (to enable the HDD to be cleared for formatted when it starts to fragment)
     
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    Well I followed your advice and found this:

    http://www.planetmicro.co.uk/product_info.asp?stockcode=M004377&source=kelkoo

    Sounds like a decent price. I can't find it on the high street anywhere.

    Cheers for all the advice!
     
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    The LG will read all the formats of the RDXS32 - which is sufficient to cover you should you wish to use DVD-RAMs, DVD-RW or DVD-R (or DVD+RW/+R) in the future. As SDHoward says spend abit more and you can get a DVD burner - but then £15 odd is a third of the price and does what is needed!
     

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