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Best DVD writer 2016
When it comes to data storage, DVD (Digital Video Disc or Digital Versatile Disc) writers, are very important tools. DVDs are used for the storage of both data and video. Like a CD, DVDs share the same physical dimensions, yet it can store much more data. A DVD can store up to six times more data than a CD. Being a cheap high capacity data storage option has made DVDs very popular.
We picked some very good new DVD writers to shortly review in best DVD writer 2016.
DVD writers or burners can be divided into internal and external models. The internal ones are cheaper and faster. I would only recommend the external ones for use with a laptop or if you need the portability they offer.
HP DVD556s 8x USB Powered Slim Multiformat DVD Writer
This DVD writer is lightweight, slim, looks good and best of all easy to use. HP really does take the portable part seriously, this writer only weighs just over one pound. Because of this you should support it a bit when using the device just to be safe.
For installation you find that all you have to do is take the cables, plug it into your USB ports and it is recognized quickly. It is simple even for non-technical people which is a real positive.
It does come with free software to help you with installing, but you might find you do not need to use any of that. However it is useful knowing it is there if required. The main software is Nero 7. If you have no sound at first, try installing Nero 7, as for some that can cure the audio problem.
It gives you double layer recording meaning you get 8.5GB of sharing on a single disc.
It really is not too expensive and it does what it is meant to do, so there are no complaints here.
LG Electronics GP08NU20 8X Super-Multi Slim DVD+/-RW Dual Layer External Drive
Reliable, quiet, fast are just a few words that can be used to describe the LG GP08NU20. You will find you it's a plug and play device with no software required. You just basically plug it in to your USB and away it goes. You might even just need to put it in one USB port and not the two it mentions. However it does seem to need a high powered USB 2.0 port, but that should not be a problem, if you have a computer from the last few years.
It is very up to date and can handle the latest double layer discs giving you more information on the one DVD or CD.
It really is a slim drive so you just have to support it when putting in discs just to be on the safe side.
It works well with desktops, laptops and Macs so for one cheap price it can do several jobs.
34427 - Iomega 8x DVDRW SuperSlim Drive Double-layer - DVD-RAM/R/RW
This writer comes complete with Nero 7 to help you in burning CDs and DVDs. It weighs under one pound so is extremely lightweight but does not feel cheap or poor quality. It is quite strong so can withstand some bumps if you are carrying it around with your laptop in your case.
The Iomega burner works with both single and double layer technology, so you can get more on your DVD. It reads and writes discs quickly and it is also very quiet.
This USB linked writer can be up and running in next to no time by anyone. Do not be put off by the one year warranty that comes with it, as you will not need it.
It writes at 24X so does the job quickly and efficiently, so you do not need to worry about waiting around. It reads at 8X and I find that speed works smoothly without any blurring or jumps.
Lite-On iHAS524-98 Internal DVD Writer
The Lite-On iHAS524-98 is a cheap internal DVD writer but at a speed of 24X it is certainly not slow. It weighs up to double, when compared to the external drives but it is designed for functionality alone and not portability. It is also reliable even at it's price even if the Lite-On iHAS524-98 is not too fancy. But for this little amount of money it does what it is required to do.
It comes with Smart-X technology, which reduces the noise and vibration giving you a much smoother reading and writing. It also has LabelTag which labels the disc at the same time and same side, as is being written on which is a useful little addition considering the cost.
Dell 16X IDE Internal DVD±RW Drive UJ795
This Dell internal writer is only compatible with IDE controllers, so you need to know what your specs are before you buy. It also only works at 16X which while sufficient is slower than others on the market. It weighs in at 3 pound which is quite heavy compared to externals.
Thanks to the Dell name it is well made and reliable but there are others out there that can do things a bit faster and better for around the same money. On its plus side it is straightforward to install even for relative novices.