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Old 10-04-01, 12:45 AM
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DVD-Rom Prices?

Hey, I was @ CC the other day and saw they had two different dvd-roms for $49 & $59. Are these good prices? My one computer came with one, and I'd like to put one in my other computer if this is decent deal.

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That's pretty much in the range. You should pick a good brand though. Pioneer, Toshiba, and maybe Lite-on are good brands. The latest Lite-on is very good and fairly inexpensive.
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A vote for Toshiba
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Another vote for Toshiba
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I have been happy with my toshiba.
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I bought my Toshiba 16x for $95 cdn back in July, been very happy with it
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I just bought two older black Toshiba 4x (I think) for $34 each as regionless spares. One reason I got them was because they are quiet. Newer, faster Toshibas are noisier, but can be made quiet by running a utility that slows them down to 1x during DVD playback.

I still very much prefer my 16x Pioneer slot-loader though. However it is noisy and the utility doesn't work on it.

If noise is a concern you might look for an older, slower speed drive that would probably be cheaper too. Try www.pricewatch.com
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Definately go name brand, i bought a "Delta" because it was cheap and my computer kept crashing. When I took it back and gto a Toshiba I had no problems.

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