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Any info about Cyberdrive DX162DA?

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Postby Scour on Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:31 pm

Ian wrote:He probably didn't lie.. he just didn't know any better. Most of those guys don't know a DVD+R disc from DVD-R. I still remember one of them telling me that black CD-R discs sound better.

As far as the DX162D goes.. the little I've heard about the drive seems to be good. For $50 I might have to pick one up and run some tests.


Some tests or a review ;) ?
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Postby hydrogen on Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:44 pm

Available online now for $40.99 after $40 rebate. That's cheap.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... pe=product
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:00 pm

That is cheap.. was $49.99 after $40 MIR at the store yesterday.
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Postby hydrogen on Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:09 pm

I makes it very tempting to get one to play around with :D

I don't need a burner, but I have been contemplating on if I should get it. I was reading the thread over at cdfreaks. Some guy had good results.
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Postby Timber Wolf on Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:23 am

So far I have great results with mine.
I bought it last week for $89.99 but haven't sent off for the rebate so I wonder if I can get them to just give me the $10.00 difference instead of me bringing the drive back #-o
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Postby hydrogen on Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:36 am

I bought one today. I used a 10% coupon that I got in the mail from Best Buy, so I got it for the same price that you would get it online. I got the very last one. It was made in December. It says it on the bottom of the box.

I now have to figure out how to get it into my computer. My ide ports are all used up except for the onboard promise controller. I don't think the promise fasttrack 378 controller allows dvd burners to be used. I'm not sure though.

I may have to move my hard drives to the promise controller, and then move my dvd burners to the via ide controllers. I have the Asus K8V SE Deluxe.
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Postby hydrogen on Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:25 am

Does anyone know which chipset the Cyberhome Dx162 uses?
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:59 am

It uses the Nexperia chipset. The same one in the BenQ DW1620.
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Postby hydrogen on Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:38 am

Thanks Ian.

That's cool. I'm glad it uses the same one as the Benq 1620.

I just wish Cyberhome would start releasing new firmware for the drive. I don't want to get stuck with a drive that doesn't have any firmware support.
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Postby Timber Wolf on Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:20 am

Ian wrote:It uses the Nexperia chipset. The same one in the BenQ DW1620.


Since it's somewhat based on a BenQ can we use BenQ utilities with it/on it?
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:49 am

No, it's not based on the BenQ at all.
It just uses the same chipset, but other hardware and firmwares are different.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:52 am

Wesociety wrote:Optorite 1603 is an oem BenQ 1620 from what I've heard.


With Sanyo technologies like BURN-Proof, FlexSS-BP, etc?

http://www.optorite.com/_english/web/1_ ... k=Y&hID=21
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:11 pm

Doh, you caught the deleted part of my post after I pulled up the Optorite and had a look at it and the specs :-P
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:32 pm

doh! #-o
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Postby Scour on Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:55 pm

Ian wrote:
Wesociety wrote:Optorite 1603 is an oem BenQ 1620 from what I've heard.


With Sanyo technologies like BURN-Proof, FlexSS-BP, etc?

http://www.optorite.com/_english/web/1_ ... k=Y&hID=21



Is the 1603 avaible?

Optorite-drives are not avaible in Germany. Someone know whether MSI brings an OEM of the 1603?
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Postby hydrogen on Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:58 pm

So, is the Optorite dd1603 made by Optorite?
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:11 pm

I'm fairly certain that the 1603 is an Optorite. When I talked to them this fall, they mentioned that it would be their own drive design. Also, looking at the feature set.. it most likely uses a Sanyo chipset. I can't think of too many companies that use that other than Optorite.
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Postby hydrogen on Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:15 pm

Ian,

Thank you :)

Hopefully it will be a good drive.

It's really cheap at newegg. This is a retail drive. It even comes with a beige and black bezel. That's really cool. I haven't seen many drives come with both. I wish more companies did that.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 031&depa=0

I'm stuck with beige drives in a black case :(
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