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$9.99 48x12x48 verbatim at officemax?

Postby arfmonger on Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:17 am

After rebates, of course.
Anyone know what this drive really is?
Any chance they might be liteons?

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Postby miccha81 on Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:05 pm

I just picked one up. It's a benq 48x16x48. This drive any good?
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Postby aznjosh on Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:17 pm

the benq drive is actually pretty good regardless of the bad things said about benq's. my norcent rw481(benq) works perfectly for me.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sun Feb 16, 2003 4:25 pm

Despite all the negative reputation that BenQ has, I guess for $10 you really can't go wrong (unless the rebates don't come thru).

If I really needed a CDRW I guess I'd buy one, as long as I had a Lite-On to verify the CD-R that the BenQ produced! :wink:
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Feb 17, 2003 6:20 am

miccha81 wrote:I just picked one up. It's a benq 48x16x48. This drive any good?


Are you sure it's a benq? The model I looked at was CW 4802, an Optorite drive. The front of the CDRW is flat, unlike another Optorite that i purchased a couple of weeks ago, but it's an Optorite...
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Postby miccha81 on Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:12 pm

Yeah, mine, and the others being sold at my officemax, was a benq.
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Postby Rooster286 on Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:22 pm

At my local OfficeMax, they were out and subbed a Pacific Digital (BTC evidently) for 29.99 (it has a 20.00 mail in rebate). I've heard it's a crap drive, however for 10.00 I can't complain.
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Postby netcat7095 on Tue Feb 18, 2003 1:14 am

Hi:

I have ordered a Verbatim 48x12x48x online. It should arrive tomorrow. How to check if it is a Lite-on one before opening the box? Does Verbatim make any Lite-on cdrw drives?

Thanks for any info on this.

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Postby BuddhaTB on Tue Feb 18, 2003 1:45 am

netcat7095 wrote:Hi:

I have ordered a Verbatim 48x12x48x online. It should arrive tomorrow. How to check if it is a Lite-on one before opening the box? Does Verbatim make any Lite-on cdrw drives?

From the outside of the Verbatim box, you can't tell what you have inside. The only way to determine what drive you have is to install it into the computer and then run Nero's Infotool on the drive to see what firmware it uses. From the firmware number, we can determine who made your drive. Verbatim has never used Lite-On drives for their 48x models, so there is almost no chance of your drive being a Lite-On.
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$9.99 48x12x48 verbatim at officemax?

Postby cajun on Tue Feb 18, 2003 4:44 pm

Local Office Max store was out of Verbatim 48x12x48 drives, they substituted a Verbatim 52x24x52 drive for the same net price $9.99 plus tax after M.I.R. Shows part #VBT522452A nothing on CD drive to indicate manufacturer. Just bought it this morning and have not installed it yet. Just curious to know if anyone can tell me who makes this drive. Thank you in advance.
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Postby LeBrian on Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:46 am

is it really worthed the hike?? damn.. what's the point of being squeezing every penny out of the deal when basically any drive can get the job done?? should you be better off by spending the time making the money other than looking for a better deal??
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Postby netcat7095 on Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:21 am

I bought this drive at OfficeMax and when I installed Neor InfoTool shows the firmware as A.WZ. Can anyone tell me if this is Lite-on drve?

Thanks

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Postby cfitz on Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:32 am

That's a Benq. :(

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(from http://www.benq.com/storage/storage_4816p.html)

But at least it is the 4816P, meaning it has 16x rewriting capability. The latest firmware for that drive is A.YZ:

http://www.benq.com/ss_download/drivers ... 6p/ayz.exe

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Postby netcat7095 on Fri Feb 28, 2003 10:49 pm

Thanks for the info cfitz.

I guess for $10 I can't expect much!

Bye now.

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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:43 am

I got an Aopen 48x12x50 in my Verbatim 48x12x48 box at Office Max on Black Friday.
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