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Anyone know much about Pacific digital CD-RW?

Postby chris on Sun Apr 13, 2003 11:11 am

I just saw an add in the Office Max flier for a Pacific Digital CD-RW 52-24-52 and couldn't find any reviews on the site. Just wondering if it is a crappy brand or a good deal ($30.00 after rebates) :roll:

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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:57 pm

Most likely a crappy brand. I don't think Pacific Digital has ever used Lite-On drives in their products. Your probably going to get a drive from Benq, BTC, CyberDrive, Optorite, AOpen, or another brand. $30 isn't that good of a deal for a crappy drive either, so I would personally stay away.
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Postby chris on Sun Apr 13, 2003 5:09 pm

thanks for the input. I guess I will spend the extra on a lite-on or other well rated brand.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Apr 13, 2003 5:20 pm

Some CenDyne drives are (or were) made by Lite-On. Look for a model number on the stick-on label on the back of the box that starts with "LTR".
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Postby chris on Sun Apr 13, 2003 8:43 pm

thanks again for even more info. I'll have to check the package out. Any other tell tale marks that I can look for?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Apr 13, 2003 8:53 pm

On the BUSlink drive boxes, look for SmartBurn written on the front for a Lite-On drive instead. If the BUSlink box says Justlink or Buffer Underrun Protection on it instead, there will be an AOpen drive inside.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Apr 14, 2003 4:11 am

BuddhaTB wrote:Most likely a crappy brand. I don't think Pacific Digital has ever used Lite-On drives in their products. Your probably going to get a drive from Benq, BTC, CyberDrive, Optorite, AOpen, or another brand. $30 isn't that good of a deal for a crappy drive either, so I would personally stay away.


Actually, Pacific Digital has used Lite-On's, see this thread:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=8468

This was on January, 2003

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Postby BuddhaTB on Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:54 pm

Thanks for the update. Too far back for me to remember, but since its your drive, you would. :wink:
As far as the current 52x PD drives go, I haven't seen any of them being Lite-On drives.
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Postby chris on Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:14 pm

I went to Office Max for the hell of it and bought the PD writer. It turned out to be a BTC(pretty crappy I've heard), so I returned it. Thanks for all the help. :cry:
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