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Artec To Ship 12x DVD±RW This Spring


Postby shimman on Mon May 24, 2004 2:48 am

it's not just lg but everyone is trying to push their engineers to the limit otherwise it is difficult to recapture the cost of r&d
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon May 24, 2004 3:27 am

I really wonder how much longer the average consumer will continue to completely replace his hardware and/or entertainment system everytime the industry decides to change things. I mean, common, drive are completely obsolete in 6 months tops now, it's sick! The Plextor 712a is barely out, and already it's looking kinda sad.

Very soon we'll have 16x drive coming out, and then it won't be long until we have a brand new format arriving, and replacing DVDs altogether.... things are moving a little too fast! #-o
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Postby jase on Mon May 24, 2004 5:28 am

I know I've said this before with 8x, but I mean it this time. I'm not going beyond 8x. I usually burn at 4x anyway, most DVD-ROM drives can't keep up with 8x never mind 6x for on-the-fly recording and I just don't see the point -- the 8x has broken the 10-minute barrier so that's more than fast enough. Just buy 2 drives and use them until they fall to pieces. DL seems to be a bit of a lemon from early reports as well I must say.
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Postby wicked1 on Mon May 24, 2004 11:35 am

I have an artec dhi-g40 16x dvdrom sitting on the floor and it sucked from the very first day I bought it(a few years ago)it has not read any burnt dvds and likes to lock the computer up occasionally when trying to read cdrs.

I too could care less about DVD+R DL and 12X. Now DVD-R DL and 16X will open up my wallet again. :lol: I have 2 8X and 1 4X dvd burners now. Plenty fast enough to burn 3 discs at once.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon May 24, 2004 4:48 pm

Thanks for the sneak peek Ian.
From your reports, the drive is sounding pretty sucky!
How does it do with Taiyo Yuden media? Any faster than 1X ??? :P
Let's see a PI/PO scan on one of those 1X bad boys! lol!
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Postby zhadoom on Mon May 24, 2004 9:25 pm

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Postby Phil K on Tue May 25, 2004 6:41 am

So what ? If they can't get the 12x right, what mess are they going to make with a 16x ? #-o
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Postby jsl on Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:32 pm

Ian wrote:Yeah, it looks that way. I was hoping to post a few CD Speed screenshots, but the drive refuses to write at 12x, even with the media Artec sent along. Heck, the drive won't write to some of the 8x media at anything faster than 1x.. yes 1x.. #-o

Not that I'm planning to buy this drive but I'm still a bit curious on what the specs of this drive really are. So even if you don't plan to review it any time soon can you confirm if it's burning any CD-Rs at 48x or only 40x? Is it using CAV, P-CAV or Z-CLV for CD-R resp. CD-RW (some CD speed graphs maybe)? And what about the buffer size, is it really 8MB?
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:37 pm

CD-R Writing Speed - It's only 40x. For some reason it shows up as 48x when there's no disc in the drive. Flakey firmware IMO. No idea about P-CAV, etc. Since it won't write at 12x, I'm not spending any more time on the drive.

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