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Old 05-24-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default What is life expectancy of a dvd burner?

I have liteon 812s and have been using this more then a year ago, dates back to 5/01/04
Is it about to cease to function? Would it be a good idea to have the manufacturer fix it for a fee or just buy a new one with better burn capability? Nothing last forever and recently its been burning giving quite a few coaster already, a sign of death awaiting my beloved burner.

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Old 05-24-2005, 06:16 PM   #2
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Default What is life expectancy of a dvd burner?

unless you've been burning 10 DVDs a day it should last much longer than a year.
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Old 05-24-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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I don't even burn 10 a day more like 2-3 a day.
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Old 05-25-2005, 12:19 AM   #4
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Why bother to spend time and money burning second-rate compressed copies of movies?

Get an unlimited rental plan from netflix or blockbuster, and if you want to see a movie again, just rent it a again.
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Old 05-25-2005, 05:12 AM   #5
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DVD burners burn more than illegal movies, you know...
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:45 AM   #6
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...and not all movies require compression.
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Old 05-25-2005, 07:38 AM   #7
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Default What is life expectancy of a dvd burner?

I bought my DVD burner so I can backup my files pn one or two DVD-RW discs, and so I can laser label my CD-R's when I want it to be a professional looking presentation.
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Old 05-25-2005, 12:12 PM   #8
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Default What is life expectancy of a dvd burner?

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Why bother to spend time and money burning second-rate compressed copies of movies?

Get an unlimited rental plan from netflix or blockbuster, and if you want to see a movie again, just rent it a again.
What does this have to do with how long a burner going to last? You're talking about morally here, going way off-topic. Get a clue already, I have no interest in movies or anything average folks do because of boredom. How the f**k am I able to backup my hd if there is nothing to backup with??? another hd? yea, that's really econimical :roll:
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:03 PM   #9
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I don't even burn 10 a day more like 2-3 a day.
You burn 8-12 GB of data a day and it isn't movies? That's unusual.

And I didn't mention morality or ethics in my post.
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:05 PM   #10
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I use my DVD-R's to burn backups of all the regular cd's I have. Just make isos from the cd-roms and put a bunch onto one dvd-r then lock it up in case I F up the originals
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:47 PM   #11
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If you're using DVD to backup, it would probably be a better idea to invest in a small tape drive...

Of course, you have to store the back-ups off site to be fully effective, however...
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Old 05-25-2005, 02:04 PM   #12
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Just get a Nec 3520a, the're only $60... I have 3 of them and a Plextor. Now adays there soo cheap...
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Old 05-25-2005, 02:28 PM   #13
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Default What is life expectancy of a dvd burner?

Is the failing burner internal or external? I always get external because they can be turned OFF when not burning. Internals are on all the time.
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Old 05-25-2005, 02:37 PM   #14
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ive never lost a cd or dvd burner, i just upgrade every few years, and never have problems, it will last as long as you want it to, unless your hit it, or drop it. the nec nd3520a is a very good quality burner and wont break easily
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