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DVD combo: LiteOn or Samsung?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:44 pm
by Foxtrot
Which brand to choose for a SATA DVD writer, models are

Lite-On LH-20A1S
Samsung SH-S203D

Re: DVD combo: LiteOn or Samsung?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:04 pm
by DaIceMan
Samsung, hands down. I have 3 of the IDE drives that I started using after NEC went to Sony chips with no problems. I've also recommended a dozen or so of the Sammie SATA drives to clients and friends and none of them have had any problems either.

Re: DVD combo: LiteOn or Samsung?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:11 pm
by allenpan
i will never ever take samsung frive TSSTP or something liek that very unreliable...i mean after 500+ dvd read/writes, always go for nec/sony or pioneer

Re: DVD combo: LiteOn or Samsung?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:10 am
by Alathald
I've used LiteOn for awhile and never had any problems TBH but Samsung is a good brand as well. If you're really into high quality sound then you may want to do some research over at Club CD Freaks, they've got some great info on why some drives are better than others for that audiophile sound but if you only plan to game and maybe rip a few songs to mp3 then you can't go wrong with either of the aforementioned drives.
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Re: DVD combo: LiteOn or Samsung?

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:26 am
by JohnnyVic
I have that LiteOn drive and it has worked fine on DVD and DVD DL burning (only one coaster in about 10 - the drive/software just locked up and I had to reboot). But why not get a drive with lightscribe capability? The Samsung S203N and 203S models both have that feature for only about $5 more. They both have good reviews at NCIX. I couldn't even find the Samsung model you were looking at.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... 15#Samsung

Re: DVD combo: LiteOn or Samsung?

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:53 am
by tomato
I don't think you can go wrong with either model. I personally have a Lite-On drive and I have never had any issues with it.