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alzeppelin
2008-09-10, 08:36 PM
After burning coaster after coaster, I have determined that it is time for a new burner for dual-layer discs. What are the best internal PC drives that are somewhat affordable ($50 or under)?

Any advice would be most helpful.

Thanks in advance!

weedwacker
2008-09-10, 09:03 PM
Before you even buy a new burner have checked to see if there is any firmware updates for your burner? It seems a lot of dual layer burners don't work with the majority of dual layer media when they first ship them. Usually firmware updates will correct this problem as new media is released by manufacturers. Also the next question is what software are you using to burn dual layer discs? Maybe changing software and updated firmware will fix the problem.

schmoe75
2008-09-10, 09:07 PM
Pioneer 115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129018

Unless your burner is old or over at least 1000 burns, try everything WW said first.

alzeppelin
2008-09-10, 09:11 PM
I use either Nero or DVD Decryptor to burn the discs and have tried each with the same result. The drive itself is probably 2-3 years old and it is heavily used as well. It was a cheaper Sony model so I guess it wouldn't be expected to last more than a couple years at the most.

schmoe75
2008-09-10, 09:19 PM
Don't use Nero for DL - it's general rule, and well know problem causing app.
Get ONES...links in my sig

GhostInTheMachine
2008-09-10, 10:02 PM
get a new PC. jump start the economy.

alzeppelin
2008-09-10, 10:10 PM
I need to jump start my checking account first...it is on life support.

get a new PC. jump start the economy.

SundayDriver
2008-09-10, 10:42 PM
I have an external variant of this Lite-On drive and love it...very low error rates on burned discs...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106226

mooncusser
2008-09-10, 11:16 PM
Plextor. I've never regretted spending the extra $$. It'll probably outlive the current PC.

pawel
2008-09-11, 05:25 AM
Check reviews at CDFreaks (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/). There are also hundreds burn quality scans for each model.