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Plextor PX-LB950UE External 12x Blu-ray Writer Review Plextor PX-LB950UE External 12x Blu-ray Writer Review
In recent weeks the talk of the town has been a sleek black external 12x Blu-ray WRITER from the folks at Plextor. The Plextor PX-LB950UE connects via USB 3.0 or eSATA cables and is capable of burning single layer Blu-ray Disk (BD) media at 12x, double layer BD media at 8x and DVD-R media at 16x speeds. In addition, it supports the playback of Blu-ray 3D movie titles.


Plextor Jan 23, 2012
LiteON iHAS524 DVD-DL Writer Review LiteON iHAS524 DVD-DL Writer Review
Advances are still happening in the world of optical drives believe it or not, and more than just boosts to DVD write speed! In this review PCSTATS is testing a particularly neat technology built into the LiteOn iHAS524 12x DVD-DL (24x DVD±R) recorder that may just convince you to spring for a sleek new SATA drive...


iHAS524 Dec 15, 2010
LiteON eHAU424 External DVD/CD Writer Review LiteON eHAU424 External DVD/CD Writer Review
LiteON's eHAU424 external USB2.0 optical drive gives you writing speeds as fast as 24X for DVD+/-R media. It can burn through dual layer DVD+ and DVD- media and write to CD-Rs and CD-RWs as well.


LiteON Feb 12, 2010
LiteON iHAS424 Dual-Layer DVD Writer Review LiteON iHAS424 Dual-Layer DVD Writer Review
It's got everything you'd expect from a DVD-writer, including dual-layer DVD writing and reading, compatibility with both + and - formats, as well as support for lightscribe label burning.


LiteON Nov 02, 2009
Plextor PX-B310U External PX-B310U Blu-Ray USB DVD Writer Review Plextor PX-B310U External PX-B310U Blu-Ray USB DVD Writer Review
On the test bench today is Plextor's PX-B310U external Blu-ray drive. In addition to Blu-ray playback (but not burning), this full sized external ODD, which connects to the PC over USB2.0 cable, doubles up as a DVD and CD burner. The PX-B310U supports DVD reading and writing in both the + and - formats, as well as reading and writing to DVD-RAM and Dual-Layered DVD discs.


Plextor Aug 07, 2009
ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Dual Layer SATA DVD Burner Review ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Dual Layer SATA DVD Burner Review
The ASUS BC-1205PT supports DVD reading and writing in both the + and - formats, as well as being able to read and write to DVD-RAM and Dual-Layered DVD discs.


ASUS Dec 19, 2008
LG GSA-H62N SATA Dual Layer DVD-Writer Review LG GSA-H62N SATA Dual Layer DVD-Writer Review
LG's GSA-H62N Serial ATA optical drive comes in black and beige, and supports all three DVD standards (DVD-/+R and DVD-RAM). Dual layer media is handy if you like to burn videos onto DVD, or want to back up a collection of family digital photos.


LG Aug 19, 2007
AOpen DSW1812P 18x Triple Format DVD Rewriter Review AOpen DSW1812P 18x Triple Format DVD Rewriter Review
The AOpen 18x Triple Format DVD Rewriter (DSW1812P) is one of the few recordable DVD drives on that market that supports every single recordable DVD format there is...


AOpen Nov 16, 2006
Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 16x16x External DVD Writer Review Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 16x16x External DVD Writer Review
The Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 is a USB 2.0 only device and sports a rather impressive maximum writing speed of 16x for single layer DVD media, 8x DVD+R DL burning, and 4x for DVD-R DL burning.


samsung Aug 29, 2005
Gigabyte GO-W1616A DVD Burner Review Gigabyte GO-W1616A DVD Burner Review
On the sound front, the Gigabyte GO-W1616A is average; it doesn't produce much sound even when reading DVDs at full speed. Vibration is also at a minimum.


Gigabyte Apr 14, 2005
MSI DR16-B Dual-Layer DVD Burner Review MSI DR16-B Dual-Layer DVD Burner Review
Conventional recordable DVD media stores data on a single 4.7GB plane (level) of the disc, dual-layer DVD media 8.5GB of data.


MSI Computer Nov 19, 2004
LG GSA-4120B Super Multi DVD Rewriter LG GSA-4120B Super Multi DVD Rewriter
For reading, the LG GSA-4120B can handle DVD's up to 16x, dual layer DVD+R discs at 8x and CD's at 40x speed.


LG Nov 10, 2004
AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Burner Review AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Burner Review
It's capable of writing to DVD-/+R discs at up to 8x speed, DVD-/+RW at 4x while burning CD-R media at 32x and CD-RW's at 16x.


Aopen Aug 11, 2004
AOpen COM5232 Combo Drive Review AOpen COM5232 Combo Drive Review
The AOpen COM5252 is capable of burning CD-R media at 52x speeds and CD-RW media at 32x. Reading CD-ROM material hums along at 52x.


Aopen Jul 20, 2004
MSI X48 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive MSI X48 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
Taking into consideration the popularity of small formfactor PC's, 'combo drives' are the perfect match for space lacking cases such as those tiny toaster-sized PCs.


MSI Jul 03, 2004
Gigabyte GO-W0808A DVD Burner Review Gigabyte GO-W0808A DVD Burner Review
The Gigabyte GO-W0808A supports 8x DVD+/-R and 4x DVD+/-RW writing methods, as well as burning of CD-R's at 40x, and CD-RW's at 24x.


Gigabyte Jun 28, 2004
AOpen 52x32x52x CRW5232/ARR CD-RW Review AOpen 52x32x52x CRW5232/ARR CD-RW Review
I remember when I bought my first CD-RW drive many years ago... I was the envy of all my geeky friends because I could burn CDs.


AOpen Jun 02, 2004
LG GSA-4082B Super Multi DVD Rewriter LG GSA-4082B Super Multi DVD Rewriter
The GSA-4082B drive tackles CD-R/RW and DVD-/+RW media as well as DVD-RAM discs. The LG GSA-4082B can write DVD-/+R media at 8X, DVD-/+RW media at 4x, DVD-RAM at 3x and read DVD's at 12x.


LG May 27, 2004
Gigabyte M1600A Multimedia DVD-ROM Review Gigabyte M1600A Multimedia DVD-ROM Review
The DVD/CDROM lies hidden behind the front control panel, and with the push of a button that easily folds down so that disc's can be changed.


Gigabyte Nov 05, 2003
Samsung SM-352 52x24x52x16 CD-RW/DVD Review Samsung SM-352 52x24x52x16 CD-RW/DVD Review
Samsung have been pumping out optical drives lately, and today we're going to be taking a look at their latest SM-352 52x24x52x16 CD-RW/DVD combo drive.


samsung Apr 25, 2003
Samsung SW252B 52x24x52 CD-RW Review Samsung SW252B 52x24x52 CD-RW Review
The SW-252 also supports all the usual writing methods, DAO (Disc At Once), TAO (Track At Once), SAO (Session At Once) and Multi session Packet Writing (both variable and fixed).


Samsung Mar 04, 2003
MSI CR52-A2 52x24x52x CD-RW Review MSI CR52-A2 52x24x52x CD-RW Review
The MSI 52x24x52 CD-RW obviously offers 52x speed write, 24x rewrite, and 52x read speeds.


MSI Mar 04, 2003
Plextor PXW4012TA 40x12x40 CD-RW Burner Review Plextor PXW4012TA 40x12x40 CD-RW Burner Review
The Plextor PXW4012TA comes standard with buffer underrun protection in the form of BurnProof, and also uses Powerec-II to ensure data integrity.


Plextor Feb 18, 2003
Samsung SM348 48X/24X/16X CDRW-DVD Review Samsung SM348 48X/24X/16X CDRW-DVD Review
A combo drive as the industry terms them, are a combination of a CD-R/RW burner with a DVD-ROM.


Samsung Jan 16, 2003
LG GCE-8320B CD-RW Burner Review LG GCE-8320B CD-RW Burner Review
With a top listed CD-R speed of 32X, a CD-RW write speed of 10X, and a CD-ROM reading speed of 40X, this LG drive should be good for most normal duty.


LG Electronics Sep 28, 2002
MSI MS8340 40x12x48 CDRW Burner Review MSI MS8340 40x12x48 CDRW Burner Review
Associating a CD-Burner with MSI, the motherboard and video card manufacture may not be the first thing we think of, but the link is there.


MSI Jul 29, 2002
Samsung SW240 40-12-40 CDRW Burner Samsung SW240 40-12-40 CDRW Burner
"CD Mount Rainier Rewrite" is a new optical storage media standard that makes CD-RW disks as handy, and as easy to work with as 1.44Mb floppies are.


Samsung Jul 15, 2002
Samsung SW232 32-10-40 CDRW Burner Samsung SW232 32-10-40 CDRW Burner
Samsung's latest CD burner in the SW series is capable of writing CD-R media at 32X, rewriting CD-RW media at 10X, and reading standard CD-ROM's at 40X.


Samsung May 08, 2002
Samsung SC152 52X CDROM Review Samsung SC152 52X CDROM Review
The needs of a good solid fast CDROM are pretty obvious, but where the Samsung SC-152 really shines is on price.


Samsung Mar 05, 2002
Samsung SW224 24-10-40 CDRW Burner Samsung SW224 24-10-40 CDRW Burner
The SW224 uses 2MB of buffer and has 512KB of flash memory so the firmware could be updated in the future if necessary.


Samsung Mar 05, 2002
Pioneer DVD-500M 16X DVD-ROM Review Pioneer DVD-500M 16X DVD-ROM Review
The Pioneer DVD-500M is a 16X DVD-ROM with a listed DVD data max transfer rate of 21MB/s, currently putting it at the top of the market in terms of speed.


Pioneer Electronics Mar 05, 2002
Samsung SM308 8x4x32x8 DVD-CDRW Review Samsung SM308 8x4x32x8 DVD-CDRW Review
Not only do Combo drives read CD-ROMs, and Audio CD's, they also write CD-R, rewrite CD/RW, and most importantly read DVD-ROMs.


Samsung Dec 14, 2001
Samsung SW216 16-10-32 CDRW Review Samsung SW216 16-10-32 CDRW Review
Now a days, CD-R and CD-R/RW drives like the SW-216 are easy to come by and operate reliably on IDE.


Samsung Oct 19, 2001
Samsung SD616 16X DVD-ROM Review Samsung SD616 16X DVD-ROM Review
During the past year or so, there has been a noticeable increase in the sales of DVD-ROM drives.


Samsung Aug 29, 2001
Samsung SD-612 12x DVD ROM Review Samsung SD-612 12x DVD ROM Review
Samsung, a company well known for their consumer electronic products, also manufacturers various computer related items such as monitors, CD Writers, and DVD ROM drives. Their latest model, the SD 612S, is capable of reading DVD's at 12x, and CD ROM's at 40x (both rating are "maximum" speeds, which are usually only attainable at the outermost regions of a disc).


Samsung Aug 06, 2001
Samsung SW212 12-8-32 CDRW Review Samsung SW212 12-8-32 CDRW Review
A good CD burner is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Whether it's used for backing up important personal info, or MP3's, being without a reliable burner just won't cut it.


Samsung Jul 01, 2001
QPS Portable USB CDR-W Review QPS Portable USB CDR-W Review
One thing you might not think about is that with traditional IDE CDRW's, if you are wise you will usually not do much of anything while burning off CD's.


qps-inc Jan 12, 2001
Kenwood 72X CD-ROM Review Kenwood 72X CD-ROM Review
Is this marketing hype or are we looking at a drive that creates a black hole every time your copy of Quake III boots up. Only benchmarks will reveal the secrets behind the Kenwood 72X CD-ROM


Kenwood Aug 22, 2000
Panasonic 40X CR-593 CD-ROM Panasonic 40X CR-593 CD-ROM
$50 40x CDROMs - what can world be coming to? Well Pansonic has put out a fairly decent drive, which we benchmarked to death. Looking for a cheap drive but don't wan't crap? READ on!


Panasonic Apr 27, 2000
Creative Vision Multimedia Kit Review Creative Vision Multimedia Kit Review
Has multimedia become an essential part of our lives in terms of computing? More yes than no. The need for an experience that integrates the better aspects of audio and video has grown substantially over the past few years.


Creative Apr 12, 2000
Asus CDS-5000 CD-ROM Review Asus CDS-5000 CD-ROM Review
When one thinks about CD-ROM drives, it is likely that the name Asus isn't one of the first names on people's minds. Known for their ever so popular motherboards (and even graphics boards), one might wonder whether or not such a motherboard centric company can dish out the quality in goods such as CD-ROM drives.


Asus Apr 12, 2000
Sony 40X CD-ROM Review Sony 40X CD-ROM Review
The cornerstone of any good system is a CD-ROM drive. How much of a difference is there really between a 40X and say a 24X.... We take a look and spell the beans.


Sony Mar 18, 2000
NEC 5500A 8x DVD-ROM Review NEC 5500A 8x DVD-ROM Review
Every time someone buys a new computer he or she faces a dilemma: getting a really fast 50X (or an even faster CD-ROM) or a DVD-ROM which reads both CD-ROM and DVD-ROMs? The answer depends on every individual's needs. Most DVD-ROMs are sold for watching DVD movies and not for accessing DVD discs containing applications since very few applications are distributed in DVD format (and even these also have cd versions).


NEC Mar 03, 2000
Ricoh vs The Yamaha CD Burner Ricoh vs The Yamaha CD Burner
In today's computer centered society, CD recorders have become an indispensable peripheral that every serious computer user cannot do without.


Various Mar 02, 2000
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