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Testimonials - March 2015

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All Optical Drives

An optical drive is a generic term used for DVD, CD & Blu-Ray drives. There are other drives available for legacy standards such as HD-DVD and karaoke disks although it is not recommended to invest in these standards unless you already have a large collection of media.


Thankfully optical drives are one of the easier purchases you can make for your PC. There are only two standards for connecting an internal drive and only three major formats available today making it easy to get the drive you want.

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  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Writer
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LG WH14NS40 Super Multi Blue Internal 14x Blu-Ray Rewriter Optical Drive

£48.38 inc VAT

  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer
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LiteOn IHAS324 24X DVDÝRW (Dual ÝR)/RAM SATA Drive (Internal, Retail, Black)

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Samsung SH-224DB DVD Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

Manufacturer: Samsung   CCL Code: CDR0205
Mnfr Code: SH-224DB/BEBE

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CCL Choice   DVD Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

Manufacturer: CCL Choice   CCL Code: CDR0150
Mnfr Code: CCL-DVDRW-BLK-525

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Samsung SH-S222A DVD Writer Optical Drive

Samsung SH-S222A DVD Writer Optical Drive

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  • Connection Type: IDE
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

Manufacturer: Samsung   CCL Code: CDR4439
Mnfr Code: SH-S222A/CHXH

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Pioneer BDC-207 Blu-ray Reader Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Reader

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0162
Mnfr Code: BDC-207DBK

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Lite-On iHAS324 DVD Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

Manufacturer: Lite-On   CCL Code: CDR0258
Mnfr Code: IHAS324-17

£12.96 inc VAT

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LG WH14NS40 Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive

LG WH14NS40 Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive

Meet A Higher Level Of Writing Excellence And 3D Playback
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Writer

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0276
Mnfr Code: WH14NS40

£48.38 inc VAT

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Samsung SH-224DB DVD Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

Manufacturer: Samsung   CCL Code: CDR0240
Mnfr Code: SH-224FB/RSMS

£12.36 inc VAT

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LG GP50NB40 External DVD Writer Optical Drive
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0182
Mnfr Code: GP50NB40

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Pioneer BDR-209EBK Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Writer

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0222
Mnfr Code: BDR-209EBK

£61.38 inc VAT

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Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Writer

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0221
Mnfr Code: BDR-209DBK

£54.06 inc VAT

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Pioneer BDR-S09XLT Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Writer

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0223
Mnfr Code: BDR-S09XLT

£56.33 inc VAT

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LG CH12NS30 OEM Blu-ray Reader Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Reader

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0207
Mnfr Code: U12NS30.AUAU10B

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LG BH16NS40 Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Writer

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0189
Mnfr Code: BH16NS40.AUAR10B

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LG CH12NS30 Blu-ray Reader Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Reader

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0208
Mnfr Code: CH12NS30.AUAR10B

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LG GH24NSC0 DVD Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0272
Mnfr Code: GH24NSC0.AUAA15B

£10.01 inc VAT

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Lite-On iHAS124 DVD Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

Manufacturer: Lite-On   CCL Code: CDR0201
Mnfr Code: IHAS124-14

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Lite-On iHDS118 DVD Reader Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: DVD Reader

Manufacturer: Lite-On   CCL Code: CDR0270
Mnfr Code: IHDS118-04

£10.45 inc VAT

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LG BH16NS40 Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive
  • Connection Type: SATA
  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Writer

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0172
Mnfr Code: BH16NS40.AUAU10B

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Introduction to Optical Drives

What is an Optical Drive? An optical drive is a generic term used for DVD, CD & Blu-Ray drives. There are other drives available for legacy standards such as HD-DVD and karaoke disks although it is not recommended to invest in these standards unless you already have a large collection of media. Thankfully optical drives are one of the easier purchases you can make for your PC. There are only two standards for connecting an internal drive and only three major formats available today making it easy to get the drive you want. What types of disk are there? There are three major formats of disk available: - CD-ROM: An older standard that is used primarily for Audio and smaller data transfers. Has a capacity of up to 700MB - DVD-ROM: The main standard used by PCs today. With a capacity of between 4.7GB and 8.5GB it offers enough storage for the vast majority or games and applications. Dual-layer (8.5GB) DVD is the standard used by the movie industry. - Blu-Ray: Represents a new generation of optical media with capacities of up to 128GB per disk and the potential for capacities to be increased even further in the future. Its main uses are for storing high-definition video, PlayStation 3 games and for archiving large amounts of data. What types of drive are available? For reading optical media there are only three types of drive available. CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Blu-Ray drives. There are various combo drives available, for example most DVD-ROM drives will also read CD-ROM. What is special about Re-Writer optical drives? Each of the major standards of optical drive also has a writable version available. The drives that allow re-writer functions are usually more expensive than their reader counterparts. It is recommended that you look at a DVD-RW drive as a minimum for a modern multi-purpose machine. What should I look...