View Full Version : Best CDRW drive for under $75

12-02-02, 01:19 PM
I'm looking for a new CDRW. My old HP burner is dieing (it won't write anymore and produce high pitch noise everytime I tried to burn some cds but it still read tough). Anyway, I'm looking for a good burner under $75 with black color bezel (I have black set up). I'm looking at lite on models and sony but black lite on burner seem to be hard to find and they only have 2MB buffer. What is your favorite or you best choice of cd-burner for less than $75?


12-02-02, 01:29 PM
This (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=27-106-188&DEPA=1) Lite-On drive from Newegg should fit your bill just fine. It's fast and comes in almost $20 under your budget. :D

12-02-02, 01:30 PM
Lite-On, definitely.

12-02-02, 01:31 PM
Head over to www.newegg.com and buy a Lite-On super-cheap!

2MB buffer doesn't matter b/c it has buffer-underrun protection.....Buffers mattered only when this technology wasn't available...


12-02-02, 01:31 PM
Wow..in the time it took me to write that....( and check prices ) 2 posts!


12-02-02, 01:37 PM
Wowww.... Thanks everyone. Seem like people here like lite on :) I will check it out and get one if newegg have it in stock.


12-02-02, 03:50 PM
How quiet is the Lite-on drive? This has been one of my biggest concerns with CDRW drives.

The Baron
12-02-02, 04:02 PM

They're not quite when you burn, but they're not mind-numbingly loud.

If your box isn't silent, you should be fine.

12-02-02, 09:23 PM
another vote for lite-on. i've never seen or heard anyone with a hardware problem with lite-on :)

12-03-02, 02:32 PM
i baught myself a 40x12x48 lite-on for 35 bucks and i'll be damned, i've never had a single problem with burning CDs at ALL, not to mention it maintains a very good speed.

lite-on all the way.