PHILIPS 2-Tone DVD - *SATA* - BurnerRetail w/Nero7 - $29.99 shipped -

apoppin

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i see all the good deals for IDE burners already posted
... but (1) it is rare to find one for SATA ... (2) with retail burning SW [not a trial] (3) that works in Vista ... (4) that will also work in either a B or W case .. and (5) no G-D rebates. :p

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16827248008


$29.99
Free 3 Business Day Shipping ... it was hot for me

one caveat ...

*WARNING* ... *DANGER* ... *WARNING*
[will robinson]

there are NO SATA cables included ...
[i have some included with my MB box including the molex to SATA power adapters]
... it should be here Tuesday

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*added on 1/22* {i just got it in the NewEgg newsletter - using the promo code saves $4}

If you must have a Lite-on, there is a LightScribe SATA OEM for $31.99 shipped with the Promo Code EMCABCCAG

LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...rners-_-E2R-_-27106073



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*Review* of the Philips drive

it is a decent Burner ... the reviews mention *loud* ... not - it is more noticeable than my IDE burner but fits in nicely with my 2900xt
--So far, i got it to install and play nicely with my other HW ... copies as advertised - fast, not picky.

AND Nero7 is simply the "lite" version - the "essentials" ... Only *Part* of it is a 30-day trial --> DVD copying and some stuff i use other programs for; the 'basics' last as long as you have your burner.

Still available

8/10

[-2 for being a little obtrusive audibly when it copies and for the fact it *would* look better in a black case :p ]
 

Odeen

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I think, since the bezel itself is still black, it would look better with black cases... Just my opinion :p
 

apoppin

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Originally posted by: Odeen
I think, since the bezel itself is still black, it would look better with black cases... Just my opinion :p

actually it looks pretty good with a beige case
--it replaces my TDK CD-ReWriter with a blue bezel :p

It comes with "Vista Ready" Nero7 but i think it needs an update first ... and there are *no cables*

still available ;)
--or find me a better deal for a SATA DVD burner
:D
 

swind

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isn't the software a trial version? I installed it and says it's a trial version
 

apoppin

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Originally posted by: swind
isn't the software a trial version? I installed it and says it's a trial version

there is nothing on Newegg's site that indicates it is a trial and nothing on the outside of the box that says it is anything other than "Nero7 Essentials" :p

When does it say the trial will expire?
:confused:

i noticed that *only one* of the consumer reviews called it a trial ... all the others mentioned it was a stripped-down version of Nero7.
 

Spike

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This is tempting but I have had nothing but issues everytime I use SATA optical drives. True, I have not tried them in over a year so I guess it could have gotten better. I still do builds using IDE for the optical and save the SATA for the HDD's...

Either way this is tempting since I need one more optical drive for my new build... I could give SATA optical another chance.
 

swind

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I think the trial is for 30 days or something around that the normal kind
 

zetsway

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Originally posted by: Spike
This is tempting but I have had nothing but issues everytime I use SATA optical drives. True, I have not tried them in over a year so I guess it could have gotten better. I still do builds using IDE for the optical and save the SATA for the HDD's...

Either way this is tempting since I need one more optical drive for my new build... I could give SATA optical another chance.

I think the drives are a lot better then they use to be. I have an Asus SATA dvd burner and it's been good to me. :)

Thanks OP this is Hot!!! Free shipping :)
 

Thump553

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Nero 7 Essentials is not trial software but it is the "lite" version of Nero 7. Given how bloated Nero 7 is, depending on your burning needs Nero 7 may be more than enough. I basically burn data backups to DVD and the occassional music CD and Nero 7 Essentials is more than enough for those needs.
 

Zap

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Originally posted by: apoppin
--or find me a better deal for a SATA DVD burner

Deal is now dead, but couple days ago you could get a LiteOn DVDRW for $27.99 shipped from Newegg.

Originally posted by: swind
isn't the software a trial version? I installed it and says it's a trial version

I think Nero always installs as a trial version, and becomes a full version after you enter the CD key. The key is usually on a sticker on the back of the sleeve.
 

straubs

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Originally posted by: Thump553
Nero 7 Essentials is not trial software but it is the "lite" version of Nero 7. Given how bloated Nero 7 is, depending on your burning needs Nero 7 may be more than enough. I basically burn data backups to DVD and the occassional music CD and Nero 7 Essentials is more than enough for those needs.

There are also many completely free programs that are more than enough for your needs as well, such as CDBurnerXP. IMO the only reason to use Nero is for the detailed features. I've gotten sick of the bloat though as well (even with customized install), so I have given Nero up completely at this point. Really miss gold ol' Nero 5.
 

apoppin

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Originally posted by: Zap
Originally posted by: apoppin
--or find me a better deal for a SATA DVD burner

Deal is now dead, but couple days ago you could get a LiteOn DVDRW for $27.99 shipped from Newegg.

a *retail* burner?
:Q

Where were you when i needed you a few days ago? :p
:roll:

---and i am having problems with SATA
:confused:

at least it's "pretty" >
rose.gif


 

nomadh

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Is this the continuation of the old Benq burner line that was killed off when liteon bought them? My benq 1655 is getting a little old but it still adapt to new media as it comes out and burns great. If this had similar adapive learning with sata that would be great.
 

apoppin

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it is a decent Burner ... the reviews mention *loud* ... not - it is more noticeable than my IDE burner but fits in nicely with my 2900xt
--So far, i got it to install and play nicely with my other HW ... copies as advertised - fast, not picky.

AND Nero7 is simply the "lite" version - the "essentials" ... Only *Part* of it is a 30-day trial --> DVD copying and some stuff i use other programs for; the 'basics' last as long as you have your burner.

Still available

8/10
:thumbsup:
[-2 for being a little obtrusive audibly when it copies and for the fact it *would* look better in a black case :p]
:D

 

apoppin

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Just got this in the newsletter ... sorry if you want beige :p

but ... If you must have a Lite-on, there is a black *LightScribe* SATA OEM for $31.99 shipped with the Promo Code EMCABCCAG

LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

SATA is the way to go
:thumbsup:

for cheap

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...rners-_-E2R-_-27106073