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    My SAMSUNG lightscribe DVD writer purchased in 2010 is now showing signs of aging. Today it just stopped reading local DVDs. It does read some original CDs and DVDs.

    So, how long usually is the longevity of a SAMSUNG DVD writer?
    And when they cannot read can they be cleaned/adjusted, etc?

    What wud be a good internal drive to get now?
    Last edited by REVx; October 19th, 2012 at 23:55.

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    Samsung is still the best. You can also try BenQ. Served 4 years for me until i sold it out in late 2011.

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    Im using a Samsung Combo drive...serving me well....
    I also used the same one for the past 2 years on my previous pc..
    But the prob is...Samsungs age very fast...dont know the specific reason though...:/

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    Oh yeah...I heard the ASUS ones r good...but had never used one


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    The longevity of optical drives depends a lot on usage and your luck, I've this used repaired Samsung DVD Writer which I bought from Elephant Road and it's still serving my cousin to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG9000 View Post
    The longevity of optical drives depends a lot on usage and your luck, I've this used repaired Samsung DVD Writer which I bought from Elephant Road and it's still serving my cousin to this day.
    Repair kora jai naki?

    Ami arekta jinish dekhlam - ASUS DVD writers are 200 bucks more expensive than SAMSUNG ones. Shopkeep told me ASUS er quality onek bhalo.
    Asholei ki tai?

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    Elephant Road er era probably pare, amar j drive ta ase oitar uporer sticker ta peeled, ar dekhe bujha jay khola hoisilo.

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