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DVD-RW just died...

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Well gang my PC is getting it beating tonight. I been burning backups and such and started noticing that the DVD are like a near un-burnt state in the middle ring of the disk like the lazer is getting weak and just not burning the disk strong any longer. So now next time I'm headed to Boise, ID I'm going to stop by my old computer part dealer and see about getting a new DVD-RW drive to replace this one... Well I got to admit I got 5 years from it before it final got flakey about burning...

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I feel ya on having to replace computer stuff my laptop finally was too outdated to work so i just picked up a new one a few weeks ago. After 8 years I guess 512mb of ram just isnt cutting it anymore :lmao:-Jordan-

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I've got plenty of horsepower under the case but the hard drives and the DVD-RW are dying one at a time. I lost my backup drive back at Jan, 1 2012. So I ponied the backup over on my 1.5 TB drive to keep rolling. So now the DVD-RW died and cutting DVD backups isn't working no more...This is just the 2 computers... (Mom's is network into mine as well) the shop computer is not on during this time... so there is another 3 hard drives missing... :rolleyes:post-2-138698182378_thumb.jpg

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Holy hell :stuned: -Jordan-

What you never seen a power user before? :lmao: Like I said there is roughly 2.0 TB (2,000 GB) worth of storage in the network here... 3 computers... I'd shoot a picture of the office area but my camera is a bit frosty from being out in the garage all night. :banghead:

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Here you go... Mopar1973Man's Command post that keeps the Mopar1973Man.com forum going...post-2-138698182383_thumb.jpgAMD AM2 5200, 4 GB DDR2 Ram, 1.5 TB and 250 GB hard drives (Mopar1973Man Power House)post-2-138698182389_thumb.jpgMopar Mom's workstation her computer down on the floor also another AMD AM2 5200, 4 GB DDR2 Ram, 500 GB hard drivepost-2-138698182395_thumb.jpgThis is where all the work gets done... :rolleyes:Ok back to the DVD RW problem...post-2-138698182401_thumb.jpgThis is the best picture I could manage to get but if you look at the data surface there is like a darker segment to it through the middle of the ring like the lazer got tired and no longer really burned the disk properly. Well I've tried a few different disks and all turned out the same way. I even open the drive up check the hub and lazer rack and it was all good little dust in there. But clean it all up and tired again... Still a bad burn... :cry:

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Same here, newegg sends me nothing but DOA returns, and I do mean nothing but...and I've given them severalll chances. Tigerdirect has sent me nothing but pristine new stuff.

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Since I still hold a account with my computer part vendor down in Boise, ID for computer parts and I still got my Tax ID number why not I can buy it at wholesale and just pay the taxes later... :smart:

So that what I'm up to tommorow I got to order a new hard drive to replace my blown back up drive which is currently ponied up on my storage drive. Also order the DVD-RW so I can burn backup...

Here is a snoop of the vendor I've got...

http://www.computercentral.com/store/

I'll take a look at TigerDirect...:wink:

--- Update to the previous post...

Well I might actual go with TigerDirect prices seem much lower than shopping with my old vendor...:whistle:

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Since I still hold a account with my computer part vendor down in Boise, ID for computer parts and I still got my Tax ID number why not I can buy it at wholesale and just pay the taxes later... :smart:

So that what I'm up to tommorow I got to order a new hard drive to replace my blown back up drive which is currently ponied up on my storage drive. Also order the DVD-RW so I can burn backup...

Here is a snoop of the vendor I've got...

http://www.computercentral.com/store/

I'll take a look at TigerDirect...:wink:

--- Update to the previous post...

Well I might actual go with TigerDirect prices seem much lower than shopping with my old vendor...:whistle:

I got one of these http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7030575&CatId=1624

I know it costs more but from what I can tell it's the cummins of drives. I haven't had any issues with it, seems very well made. I have a closet full of cheap drives so I figured 1 good drive is cheaper than several crap drives.

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I shouldn't complain I bought this last Phillips back in 2007 and it finally died in 2012... I think what keep them from dying fast is I burn at the slowest speed possible. Very, very rare to fail a disc. Yeah I was surfing tigerdirect last night and was droolin' all over the keyboard then Mopar Mom spoke up and said since we are snowed in you might as well get that stuff order and get the computer fixed... :smart:(More about the snow in my other thread)

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I buy everything online. Sometimes you can get free shipping, that along with no taxes is a no brainer. Even with shipping, not having to pay taxes makes up for it and its at my door so no trip to town. If its under $50 on tigerdirect, then it will cost twice as much at staples after taxes, driving, and their gouging.

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I got to admit your right... The only bonus I had was I could buy at wholesale price and just had to pay sale tax next year. Or go to Staples and get it there and there is no taxes (Oregon is tax free) but they are high in price... So you got me sold I'm going to be ordering from tigerdirect.. Thanks guys...

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http://www.retailmenot.com/view/tigerdirect.com free shipping coupon for orders over $50

--- Update to the previous post...

I've got plenty of horsepower under the case but the hard drives and the DVD-RW are dying one at a time. I lost my backup drive back at Jan, 1 2012. So I ponied the backup over on my 1.5 TB drive to keep rolling. So now the DVD-RW died and cutting DVD backups isn't working no more...

This is just the 2 computers... (Mom's is network into mine as well) the shop computer is not on during this time... so there is another 3 hard drives missing... :rolleyes:

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Are those physical or logical drives?

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Sweet! It's for an old Gateway 310XL. I need to put Win2K3 Server on it, but it's only got like 128k Ram..

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sweet, thanks.NP on the Linux. Ubuntu is pretty good. I work with Linux daily (I'm a SysAdmin on a bunch of Linux servers) but I rarely use the GUI; I'm 90% command line usage. That's when it gets fun :)

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http://www.retailmenot.com/view/tigerdirect.com free shipping coupon for orders over $50

Yes thank you for this favor I think I need to go through other stores like Tire Rack as well to check this sort of coupon, well can you please share the coupon code also because I just check this $50 link is not there may be temporarily disappeared. I have gone through others coupon sites couponmom.com and ezcouponsearch.com though there was lots of coupons but could not find that $50.

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