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ASUS DRW-1608PB

Postby smartin4 on Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:54 pm

I'm leaning towards buying one of these ($68 @ zzf)

Comments, concerns, experience with this drive?





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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:57 pm

isnt' this a rebadge of the Pioneer 109 which can be had OEM @ newegg for $50 ?
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:14 pm

dodecahedron wrote:isnt' this a rebadge of the Pioneer 109 which can be had OEM @ newegg for $50 ?


Yeah, but its retail and comes with software and support and all that jazz.
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Postby smartin4 on Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:26 pm

Ian, Dodeca:

Would this be a good choice? The extra $ isn't a concern.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:57 am

yeah, it's a good drive, and if the extra $ is no issue, i'm wondering why you'd pick the Asus drive over the Retail Pioneer A09 ?
(which is slightly better than the 109 OEM - faster ripper if i'm not mistaken, maybe a few more minor things. i don't know if the Asus drive is more like the A09 or the 109).
i would think getting the Pioneer Retail drive is better than the Asus, if for no other reason than better firmware support ?
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:50 pm

dodecahedron wrote:i don't know if the Asus drive is more like the A09 or the 109).

Rebadged versions are always based on the 10X version.
Of course, you could always convert your drive to a Pioneer A09 (via firmware/kernel flashing) after you purchase it so that you can take advantage of the full speed ripping capabilities. :P
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