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    Smile Which DVD writer brand is good?

    I am considering getting one for backing up purpose.. The price nowadays seems reasonable.

    I am considering on either TDK 8X DVD-R or Iomega..

    Anyone can advise me? Thanks in advance

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    If $ no problem, Plextor Multiformat.

    Value for $, LG Multiformat with DVD-RAM.

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    ok.. wat kind of moola are we talking about when u say "if $ no problem"???

    gonna build a new system soon.. cos laptop gonna die. and a dvd writer is high on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO
    ok.. wat kind of moola are we talking about when u say "if $ no problem"???

    gonna build a new system soon.. cos laptop gonna die. and a dvd writer is high on the list.
    Plextor, $400+++?
    LG, slightly less than $300?
    TDK, slightly less than $200?

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    tdk is a gd choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by y0ngcheng
    tdk is a gd choice
    yeah man seems that one really popular.. but cmi anot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO
    yeah man seems that one really popular.. but cmi anot?
    i'm using the 4x DVD writer from TDK. bought a yr back from the IT show. not much problems, after i flash the firmware. becos it was new then, there were some problems when writing onto DVDs. i coaster-ed a few pieces of DVD-R b4 figuring out why. since flashing, no more problems. i believe TDK sorted out these problems in the 8x (just launched in the IT show in Mar 04). pretty good piece of hardware! i think if u go and buy from fuwell, they might throw in 3 pieces of TDK DVD-R free (if the offer is still on).
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    PK Computer PTE LTD at Suntec selling the LG Super DVD writer - the latest 8x one at $239 including GST.

    Saw similar one in Sim Lim selling at $269.

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    TDK 8X DVD is more value for $

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    Hi arikevin,

    If you can hold on for a while, dual layer recorder is coming soon, and bluray recorders are coming by end of this year. But if you can't wait, get a dual format writer as suggested by others, and use DVD+R/RW media. You can get a dual format recorders review here.

    Hope that helps.

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    I am using AOpen 8800/APP - bought it at $179
    - OEM from Pioneer 107D
    - Can read DVD RAM
    - 8x DVD+/-R
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    if you can wait, wait for 12x models to be released. Plextor has just announced 12X DVD writers. And heard from a SLS shop, 12x DVD-Writers should start coming in by the end of the month.

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    I'm using TDK 8X where offer from the IT SHOW. After June the DVD+R9 DL is out for media 8.5GB. Should able be upgrade firmware to Dual Layer writing

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    Thanks for the advice guys..

    Is BenQ's DVD writer price still stays at $179?

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