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#1 jayd

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:38 PM

Hi my new PC can't take IDE drives so that rules out the pioneers, what is the best Sata DVD writer to be able to burn 360 backups? TIA


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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:45 PM

look for one that supports bitsetting to dvd-rom

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE(jabroniekilla @ Mar 16 2007, 08:52 PM) View Post

look for one that supports bitsetting to dvd-rom


Is this one any good? Samsung SH-S183A

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:26 PM

I think you really should get the Pioneer 111D with a IDE PCI card..

Edited by Lice_01, 16 March 2007 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:47 PM

in my testing, and i am incredibly anal about the burn quality, the pioneer 111d w/ the dangerous brother 1.29fw creates burns that are better than or equal to pressed media when using nero's cd-speed and the quality test on a benq1655 (one of the better dvd-rws to do a quality test on). i too would use a 111d w/ a pci ide card. i think pioneer just put out a sata dvd-rw but haven't seen any reviews, i think it is the dvr-212d but not too sure about all the specs

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:03 AM

QUOTE(jayd @ Mar 16 2007, 08:03 PM) View Post

Is this one any good? Samsung SH-S183A


I'm about to buy that same drive. I tried to last week, but they were out. Anywayz, when I pick it up, I'll let you know.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:23 AM

look at the pinned, the pioneer seems still the leader in terms of burn quality and consistency.

rgds, soso

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:09 AM

QUOTE(jayd @ Mar 16 2007, 06:45 PM) View Post

Hi my new PC can't take IDE drives so that rules out the pioneers, what is the best Sata DVD writer to be able to burn 360 backups? TIA


Less than $20 for an internal card that lets you use IDE drives....

I say - pick up the $20 card and go for the drive you can trust ! Why chance it.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:49 AM

I have to concur with the above. The Pioneer definitely stands out for burn quality. If you are dead set against the IDE adapter, then look into the new Pioneer SATA drive that is out. *EDIT* Speaking of which, here it is:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129009

I recognize that you may not be in the states but at least you will know the specs and which model to look for.

Edited by jesterrace777, 17 March 2007 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:19 AM

Another option might be to get the Pioneer and an IDE to SATA adapter. I've run a few burners in this fashion and I haven't run into any issues burning discs. The mileage with your SATA chipset may vary.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 04:53 AM

The advice here so far has been great however I would recommend that you go with an External USB 2.0 case and put the Pioneer in that. No point installing an IDE controller card for just this. Plus, why would you want to take a step backwards in technology? No point wasting a PCI slot when you have USB. The external case will probably cost you the same as an internal card and you get the benefit of using it on any computer (in the event you have multiple computers). Just plug in and use.

Hope this is helpful.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:18 PM

Ok, got my SH-S183L today, and it seems it's writing to this DL at 2.4x. According to the webspecs, it should handle up to 8x; my IDE burners all did 4x on these same discs. Anybody know if it's something to do with it being Sata?

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:53 PM

SATA should technically be faster than IDE. If that burner isn't burning DL discs higher than 2.4x it's most likely because of a limitation in the firmware. I'd go and see if there's an update for it.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:47 AM

Yup, it could easily be the firmware. Or it could simply be a limitation of the burner itself. Most burners will do 2.4x official Verbatim DL at up to 8x these days though.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE(jabroniekilla @ Mar 16 2007, 02:52 PM) View Post

look for one that supports bitsetting to dvd-rom


Correct me if I am wrong, but I think with the new xtreme 5.2 firmware, bitsetting is not required, if you are using a samsung drive that is. Just a thought.




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