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LG GGC-H20L (Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Drive), Asus SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD-RW Drive, Sony DRU-810A ... See newest reviews

LG GGC-H20L (Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo Drive)

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  • Conclusion: Having a hybrid drive capable of reading both HD formats is a significant step towards greater adoption of Blu-ray and HD DVD-ROM. The other major factor is probably price. As we have seen in the US market, falling HDTV prices have led to a remarkable buying spree from consumers and we believe once...
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ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD-RW Drive

  • Summary: External DVD writers are never going to be exciting, but at least Asus' effort looks pretty.
  • Pros: Slim, Lightweight, USB powered, Stand provided
  • Cons: Noisy, Lots of vibrations
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Sony DRU-810A 16x Internal DVD Writer

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  • Conclusion: Being a global brand and particularly one with a long history in optical storage dating back to the golden era of CDs, it's easy to see why Sony has always been a brand to look up to as far as optical storage is concerned.
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LG GBW-H10N (4x Blu-ray Writer)

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  • Conclusion: The protracted and oft-troubled development of the Blu-ray optical disc format should reach some form of closure in the next couple of months. Sony, the main driver of the Blu-ray format, has gambled the fate of its next generation console - the PlayStation 3 - by tying it to this new format.
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LITE-ON SOHW-1633S Internal DVD Writer

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  • Conclusion: A few runs with Nero CD/DVD Speed left us pretty satisfied with what the drive has to offer in terms of read speed for CDs and DVDs. Seek times for DVDs and CPU usages for both forms of storage were in the acceptable range as well.
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