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Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« on: 13-February-05, 15:42:30 »

So you've just parted with the cash for your shiny new Mega PC barebones, now you have to choose which optical drive (CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW) you want to go inside. Of course MSI recommend you use one of their optical drives, but they would say that!  ;-)) You might prefer other manufacturer's units (myself am very happy with NEC drives) so the aim of this thread is to provide as comprehensive as possible a list of drives **known** to work correctly with the Mega series, as well as pointing out drives to avoid.

If you have a drive that is not listed here, but works correctly in hifi and PC mode, or works fine with a couple of quirks, then please post below, and i'll add them into this post at a later date. Please state the manufacturer (eg NEC), model code (eg ND2510A) and drive type (CD-ROM, DVD-RW etc), and i'll make sure you get credited with the comment.

Unfortunately, I have not added some drives listed in the old thread due to not enough information being given (eg Toshiba DVD-ROM doesn't really narrow a particular model down). Comments from users are credited to them.


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DUW1608/ARR DVD rewriter – “not recognised by the hifi part” – Jadi

ASUS
DRW-1604B DVD Writer – “big thumbs up” - ZicWiz

LG
GSA 4040B – “works ok” - Rkoppen
4081B DVD-RAM – “Sometimes it doesn’t open in PC mode and you have to eject it by the windows explorer” – nschmid

LITEON
166S DVD Writer – “works well” - hellmaster
SOHW-1653S – “works flawless” – Jadi

MSI
CR52 CD-RW – “it should work, and it does perfectly” – mosher

NEC
ND1300A DVD Writer – “works with no problems” – Doctor Stu
ND2500A DVD Writer - "works fine" - Justify73
ND2510A DVD Writer – “Problems found in Hi-Fi mode. Stops playing Audio-CD after 30-45 second from beginning of track. mp3 disks randomly stopped with Nodisk message on LCD display and no way to eject/restart disk without switching to pc mode” - alk
ND3500A DVD Writer – “works fine” – Doctor Stu

PIONEER
108 DVD Writer (?) – “working fine” - domby

PLEXTOR
708A DVD Writer – “If the tray is open, and I press the button to close it, the tray closes, but then opens right back up.  In order to close the tray, I have to actually push the tray in.  It's more of an annoyance than a problem.” - jjarrett

SAMSUNG
SD-816E DVD-ROM – “no problems so far” - rkoppen
SH-W08A DVD – “working perfectly” – lorx

SONY
DDU-1612 DVD-ROM – “Sometimes have to press eject twice to open” – Doctor Stu
CRX225E
CRX230E
CRX320E – “occasional short sound interruptions during audio-CD playing. Not so frequent to be annoying.” – alk



Please do not start discussions in this thread, please start your own topic if you need help. Only post in this thread if you want to share your optical drive compatibility.



Thanks!!  :biggthumbsup:


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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #1 on: 02-June-05, 10:27:16 »

Teac DV-W516GB DVD Writer Work fine in HI-FI mode, but sometimes have troule to eject in PC mode.
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #2 on: 29-June-05, 09:13:24 »

LITEON....SOHW-1673S06C.  16x DVD-R/RW +R/RW Double Layer. Works flawless in all modes. Plus it's one of the shortest cases....6.5". Black bezel, MEGA 651.
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #3 on: 10-August-05, 14:34:46 »

samsung sm-352ben beige cd-rw dvd combo drive > two years and counting.
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #4 on: 16-August-05, 20:16:23 »

I installed a LG GSA-4040B in my MSI Mega 651. The drive works fine in hi-fi mode but in pc mode, I have to push the tray to make it back to the drive (eject works ok). Anybody has the same problem? What is the solution? Thanks a lot,

Scott
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #5 on: 20-September-05, 06:59:57 »

Just installed NEC DVD burner ND-3540A in my Mega 180 Deluxe.

Works fine in Hi-Fi & PC modes. The Hi-Fi mode can be a little slow to eject a data disk (waiting to stop "searching").

I haven't tried MP3 CDs in Hi-Fi mode as I don't have any.

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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #6 on: 14-October-05, 16:16:56 »

In my 865 De Luxe I used Lite On SOHW-832S. It worked fine under Windows. But in HiFi, audio CDs sometimes (sually 1y or 2y per song) had short sound interruptions (obout 1s or shorter - slightly annoying.
Today, I change it for NEC ND3540A. It is much worst. After 3 or 4 minutes of correct audio "sounding", it starts "noising" and it is not possible to controll the MEGA 865. The only solution - 220V plug out and again plug in.
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #7 on: 30-December-05, 07:25:56 »

I have just installed an NEC ND-3550A in my Mega 180 and all is well. A bit noisy but works fine.
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #8 on: 04-January-06, 10:11:13 »

NEC 4510 Double Layer DVD-RW -- not working in Hi-Fi mode
PIONEER 110D DL DVD-RW -- working fine
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #9 on: 20-March-06, 12:23:45 »

LG 4166BB Lightscribe - not working in HI FI mode
Pioneer 111 - not working in HI FI mode
LG 4167B - working fine
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #10 on: 13-July-06, 09:55:51 »

what about the msi recommended dvd rom ?
any problems ? or is that something i should know about ?
-thanks-

ps: the dvd rom list from msi

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MSI C52 (MS-8152) 
MSI D16 (MS-8216) DVD-ROM F/W:1.23
MSI D16 (MS-8216S) DVD-ROM F/W:1.30
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #11 on: 29-September-06, 07:55:04 »

Please update the compatible list .....................
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Re: Mega PC Optical Drive Compatibility List
« Reply #12 on: 12-January-08, 02:15:02 »

MEGA 180:

Plextor PX-800A Internal IDE DVD-Writer doesn't work in HiFi mode, but works fine in PC mode.  This drive is shorter in length then the NEC ND-3550A.

NEC ND-3550A Internal IDE Dual Layer DVD±RW Writer doesn't work in HiFi mode, but works fine in PC mode.  Not much room between end of drive and power supply.

Both drives are really nosiy when playing DVD's, so much so I have to turn the volume up extra loud to drown it out, annoying.

LG GSA-4082B SUPER MULTI DVD±RW/DVD-RAM DRIVE works flawless in HiFi and PC mode.

Only down fall is its old and only 8xDVD writer.
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