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Old 6th January 2006, 10:13   #16
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Hey anyone tried converting an Internal DVD Writer to an external one with the help of the Enclosure? Would like to go for such a kind of setup and looking on Sony DRU-810A writer(3150+tax) in box packing and TECH-COM casing(750+). Both does have 1 year warranty.
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Old 6th January 2006, 11:36   #17
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hey fash
how much did you get your sony DVD writer for ??
Got mine for arnd 4000/- i guess, it was back in jun 05.
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Old 6th January 2006, 11:44   #18
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Check out this DVD writer comparison:
http://www.techtree.com/techtree/jsp..._id=633&page=1

I have the lite:on one and it works like a charm.According to the comparison it gives the least errors,Fastest burning speed and it has the lowest price.

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ps:The report was by a certain aalap gharg....is he the same person on t-bhp//
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Old 6th January 2006, 13:48   #19
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hhey fash

can you give me the model no.of the one you have got.
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Old 6th January 2006, 14:10   #20
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Hi!
if u can delay it avoid buying now. bec in one year new format DVD's are coming in to market. the DVD's which can store 27 Gb data ( this is certainity once the fight between sony and hitachi is settled between the the two formats blue ray and HD-DVD) infact hitachi is relasing its HDDvd players shortly
if u want it immediately check for dual layer writing + DVD RAM writing capability. most of the dvd writers in the price range of 3K will be dual layer only but check for compatibilty of DVD RAm as well as DVD-ROM and DVD+ROM
hard disk: seagate still gives 5 years warranty. if u'r computer is old one go for ATA drives not SATA ones. those are not compatible with your old PC ( PIII and PIV earlier ones)

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Even though new formats are coming to the market, the cost for the first six to eight months will be prohibitively high. Does it really makes sense to wait that long?

Buy a Seagate PATA(non SATA) hard drive. SATA is not there yet. Its still in its nascent stage.
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Old 6th January 2006, 16:03   #22
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Hey anyone tried converting an Internal DVD Writer to an external one with the help of the Enclosure? Would like to go for such a kind of setup and looking on Sony DRU-810A writer(3150+tax) in box packing and TECH-COM casing(750+). Both does have 1 year warranty.
I know of a few people who have done this. They work fine. They bought external firewire equipped enclosures.
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i am getting a samsung HD thats what the computer guy said is currently in my cpu.he said its got a 5 yr warranty and is just as good.

about the DVD writer i have to make up my mind.its either
sony DRU 810A or sony DW-Q28A
can some one pleas give me the bombay price of both these.
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Old 6th January 2006, 18:42   #24
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A samsung is no good compared to a seagate. Try to buy a seagate.
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160GB SATA HDD costs less than 5000rs, go for that. SATA means serial ATA which means blazing performance

As for DVD look for region free. If you cant get that get the ASUS one, its easily firmware hackable.
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@lancer mania are you getting a SATA or ATA. MAke sure its a SATA. ATA is on its way out!
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Its not yet blazing. The current generation of SATA drives have very low or marginal performance gains compared to ATA. Its the future of ATA but we are not there yet

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MY 1.5 year old SATA disk gives much better performance than my 2 year old ATA disk. Most reviews I found showed higher data transfer rates. But one thing I loved about my SATA was I could finally get rid of lot of wire clutter inside my box, a boon if you want extra case fans
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Clutter wise, i agree that SATA is a good choice, but performance wise, i still think its not as good.
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@dogdiga why do you say samsung isnt good ?? any reasons for the same.

i dont understand what is this SATA and ATA and all.could some one please explain it in simple words.and what performance can one expect from a HD.doesnt it just store data ??
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