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Any info on Sony CRX300E 48/24/48/16 CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo?

Postby LegolasUK on Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:18 pm

I was just browsing the ebuyer website and under their new products they have a Sony CRX300E 48/24/48/16 CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, does anyone have one or know whether it's any good compared to the other combo drives around? The price is about the same as the other drives too.
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Postby David on Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:30 pm

Sony uses LiteOn drives but their own firmware if I am not mistaken the Sony CRX300E is actualy a LiteOn LTC-48161H.
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:35 pm

It's got to be a Lite-ON, I've heard of it being available in some Singapore shops, but I have never seen the box or anything. It better not be another Sony built combo drive like the darn CRX800 series :evil:

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Sweet, it is a Lite-ON! http://www.computercity.se/Product/Prod ... er=SE73630
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Postby LegolasUK on Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:12 pm

If they're both Lite-ON drives would there be any reason to choose the Sony model (CRX300E) over the Lite-ON model (LTC-48161H)?
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Postby LegolasUK on Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:18 pm

There's another version called the CRX300A, think it's the same drive:

http://www.digitallyunique.net/digitall ... 29971.html

Here's a pdf file about the drive:

http://www.lcc.com.au/products/SonyCRX300A.pdf

the pdf doesnt give much more info
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Postby David on Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:22 pm

By the looks of things and a quick search at pricewatch.com it look that the CRX300A is an oem version and the CRX300A is the retail version.
Price will be one differnce in the Sony vs the Lite-On you might be able to find the Line-On drive for less than the Sony.
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Postby LegolasUK on Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:30 pm

Ah ok thanks for clearing that up :) just checked the ebuyer website again and it does show the CRX300E as OEM.

I think i'll wait for the CDRLabs review of the LTC-48161H before i decide which combo to get (Samsung, LG or Lite-ON) :D
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