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Nine internal DVD burners and Blu-ray drives tested

June 26, 2013 - 12:58 AM
With so many cheap and portable storage options available, not to mention all the free cloud and file transfer services, people use DVD-readers and burners less and less. But it can be quite practical to have, even if it's just to (re-)install Windows. We tested 9 internal DVD and Blu-ray drives, so you know what you should pick when you assemble that new desktop PC.

Sony AW-G170A DVD-writer review

September 20, 2006 - 01:41 AM
With the prices of DVD-burners dropping almost continuously it’s becoming increasingly difficult for manufacturers to realise a profit on their sales. This has forced various large manufacturers of Optical Drives to combine their resources and to work together. For example: Samsung and Toshiba have joint ownership of a production plant for optical drives, LG and...

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LG BH16NS40
REVIEW

Blu-ray writer, Internal, Serial ATA

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Internal Blu-ray writer $99.99

Avg. $109.01
7 shops, 6x stock



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ASUS BC-12B1ST
REVIEW

Blu-ray reader, Internal, Serial ATA

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Internal Blu-ray reader $47.99

Avg. $58.71
5 shops, 4x stock



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LG GH24NSCO

DVD writer, Internal, Serial ATA

Specifications

Internal DVD writer

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Plextor PX-B950SA
REVIEW
Internal

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Samsung SE-506CB

Blu-ray writer, External, USB 2.0

SpecificationsPrices

External Blu-ray writer $79.99

Avg. $93.99
7 shops, 5x stock



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LG GH24NS95
REVIEW
Internal DVD writer $16.99

Avg. $16.99
1 shop, 1x stock



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ASUS DRW-24B5ST
REVIEW
Internal

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Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE

DVD writer, Internal, Serial ATA

SpecificationsPrices

Internal DVD writer $17.99

Avg. $19.99
4 shops, 4x stock



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LG CH10LS28
REVIEW

Internal, Serial ATA, Lightscribe

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Internal

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Lite-On iHES106
TESTED
Internal

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Blu-ray reader, Internal, Serial ATA

SpecificationsPrices

Internal Blu-ray reader $64.99

Avg. $74.99
3 shops, 3x stock



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Samsung SE-208GB Black

DVD writer, External, USB 2.0

SpecificationsPrices

External DVD writer $19.99

Avg. $28.90
6 shops, 5x stock



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Teac DV-W5600S-400

DVD writer, Internal, Serial ATA

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Internal DVD writer

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Plextor PX-891SA
REVIEW
Internal

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LG GP50NB40

DVD writer, External, USB 2.0

SpecificationsPrices

External DVD writer $23.99

Avg. $26.99
8 shops, 7x stock



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LG CT30N

Internal, Serial ATA

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Internal

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LG GH24NSC0

DVD writer, Internal, Serial ATA

SpecificationsPrices

Internal DVD writer $17.99

Avg. $17.99
1 shop, 1x stock



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LaCie 16X D2
TESTED
External

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Samsung SH-118AB/BEBE

DVD reader, Internal, Serial ATA

Specifications

Internal DVD reader

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Samsung SH-224BB/BEBE
REVIEW
Internal DVD writer $17.99

Avg. $19.99
5 shops, 5x stock



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Acer KU.00801.018
Internal

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LG BH10LS38

Blu-ray writer, Internal, Serial ATA, Lightscribe

Specifications

Internal Blu-ray writer

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LG GT80N

DVD writer, Internal, Serial ATA

SpecificationsPrices

Internal DVD writer $24.99

Avg. $24.99
1 shop, 1x stock



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Samsung SE-506AB/TSBD
External

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Samsung SE-506BB/TSBD

Blu-ray writer, External, USB 2.0

Specifications

External Blu-ray writer

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Samsung SH-S223C/RSMN

Internal, Serial ATA, Lightscribe

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Internal

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Samsung SN-506BB/BEBE

Blu-ray writer, Internal, Serial ATA

Specifications

Internal Blu-ray writer

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ASUS BC-1205PT
TESTED

Internal, Serial ATA, Lightscribe

SpecificationsTest resultsReviews

Internal

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ASUS DRW-22B2S Black
Internal

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Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive
External

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BenQ DW1670
TESTED
Internal

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LG GGWH20L
TESTED

Internal, Serial ATA, Lightscribe

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Internal

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LG GH22NS40
TESTED
Internal

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LG GH24NS50
TESTED
Internal

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LG GP50NW40

DVD writer, External, USB 2.0

Specifications

External DVD writer

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Lite-On eUAU108-11
External

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Lite-On iHAS524
REVIEW
Internal

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Optiarc BD-5850H

Internal, Serial ATA

Specifications

Internal

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DVD writer, Internal, Serial ATA

Specifications

Internal DVD writer

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Internal

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Samsung SE-208GB Blue

DVD writer, External, USB 2.0

SpecificationsPrices

External DVD writer $25.99

Avg. $25.99
2 shops, 2x stock



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Samsung SE-S204N/EUBN
External

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Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP
Internal

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SilverStone SST-SOD02

DVD writer, Internal, Serial ATA

Specifications

Internal DVD writer

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Sony BDU-X10S

Internal, Serial ATA

Specifications

Internal

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AOpen BDR-0412SA

Internal, Serial ATA

Specifications

Internal

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AOpen DRW4410
TESTED
Internal

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AOpen DSW-1812P
TESTED
Internal

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AOpen DSW-2012P Black OEM


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AOpen DSW-2012P Black/White
Internal

Optical drive reviews


Nine internal DVD burners and Blu-ray drives tested

June 26, 2013 - 12:58 AM
With so many cheap and portable storage options available, not to mention all the free cloud and file transfer services, people use DVD-readers and burners less and less. But it can be quite practical to have, even if it's just to (re-)install Windows. We tested 9 internal DVD and Blu-ray drives, so you know what you should pick when you assemble that new desktop PC.

Sony AW-G170A DVD-writer review

September 20, 2006 - 01:41 AM
With the prices of DVD-burners dropping almost continuously it’s becoming increasingly difficult for manufacturers to realise a profit on their sales. This has forced various large manufacturers of Optical Drives to combine their resources and to work together. For example: Samsung and Toshiba have joint ownership of a production plant for optical drives, LG and...


Optical drive news


Pioneer BDR-XS05J Blu-Ray writer with USB 3.0-interface

June 19, 2013 - 10:52 AM
Pioneer has announced a new portable Blu-Ray writer. The device, called BDR-XS05J, is sized 135 x 135 x 20.3 mm and weighs 330 grams. It has an aluminium enclosures that's fitted with so-called 'body panels'. Four such panels are available, allowing consumers to pick between brushed aluminium, piano black, soft pink and glossy white appearances. The drive connects to...

SilverStone launches slimline Blu-ray drive

April 23, 2013 - 03:39 AM
SilverStone, a manufacturer known for its chassis has launched its first optical drive in the form of a slimline Blu-ray writer. The manufacturer already mentioned the device at last month's CeBIT conference. It's not often that a new manufacturer joins this market segment, but for SilverStone it's not that far of a stretch, given that the manufacturer produces plenty...


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