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Postby Morpheus on Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:05 am

[I'm not sure if it is ok to post prices - if not then the moderator can edited this message and delete the prices listed.]

For the VPC1000 some prices are:

1) Coolerguys - $199.95 (special promontional price)

http://www.coolerguys.com/yhst-24067115 ... 56133.html

2) Directron - $179.00 (sale price)

http://www.directron.com/vpc1000.html

3) Sharka - $219.95

http://www.sharkacorp.com/Merchant2/mer ... Code=multi

4) Xoxide - $189.99 (Sale price)

http://www.xoxide.com/vpc1000.html

- There's quite a few other websites that carry it.


damn you morpheus, you knew my dvd-rom drive went bad

why must you tempt me with that dvd-rom


Well, Morpheus is the God of Dreams, and dreams do tempt us, no? :D
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:10 am

so does this drive the one that folds down auto or manually?

if its auto ill buy one
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Postby Morpheus on Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:41 am

so does this drive the one that folds down auto or manually?

if its auto ill buy one


No, they're both manual. You press the eject button on the front panel which releases the hook and the panel drops down. Some reviewers state the its better if you use your finger to gentle lower the front panel. Once the panel is fully down then the DVD tray slides out. In the reviews, I find it abit confusing when they explain how it closes. I believe you push the DVD tray abit so it slides in, then you lift the front panel up so that it locks closed. The remote control is suppose to have an eject button but again I found the description in the review abit confusing as to how that worked. Perhaps by pressing the remote's eject button, it automates the front panel unlock/flip down/tray open but in closing all it does is slide the DVD tray closed and you still have to manually close the front panel.

I thought about re-readiing the reviews and perhaps e-mailing the reviewers and asking them about this. I have only found four reviews (I haven't checked to see if there has been any new ones yet):

http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/multimedi ... /index.htm

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/ ... ndex.shtml

http://www.overclockers.com/articles987/

http://www.voidedwarranty.com/modules.p ... e&artid=96
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Postby xing3ds on Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:51 pm

morpheus, have u try the VPC1000?

actually, i have been waiting for that gigabyte G0-M01600A to be release, and i was actually going to buy it?

u got any news about when it might the 'B' type is released?
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Postby Morpheus on Sat Aug 07, 2004 2:30 pm

u got any news about when it might the 'B' type is released?


I do quite of bit of reading on computer sites every day to stay current with what's available and what's coming out. I've been keeping an eye on both the G0-M1600A and the VPC1000 for any new info but I haven't heard of anything since the CeBIT 2004 show in July. Occasionally I'll do a google search to see if any site has any new info.

Do to other things, I've gotten behind on building my new PC - I'm behind schedule of about 3 months, so it looks like about August to October 2004 I'll be building it. I'll get the VPC1000 about September/October.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:48 pm

yeah i was going to go with this dvd-rom drive, but i ultimately went with the msi SATA 16x dvd and 52x32x52x combo drive:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=174407

long link at amazon.com

and wow i bought it from amazon, they discontinued it already

$55.74 shipped from amazon
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Postby xing3ds on Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:32 am

:( oh man....
I've been wanting that m1600A since it shown on cebit.

thanks for info, morpheus =D>
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Postby tool fan on Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:18 am

I hear the Aopen 1648/AAP is one of the best.
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:22 am

my aopen 1640 slot loader was one of my best dvd-rom drives, until i burned it out reading to many dvds

made by pioneer, the 120s model
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Postby Morpheus on Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:28 pm

actually, i have been waiting for that gigabyte G0-M01600A to be release, and i was actually going to buy it?

u got any news about when it might the 'B' type is released?


oh man....
I've been wanting that m1600A since it shown on cebit.


Well, I came across this very short review today on the GO-M1600B:

http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?id=328

I then checked Gigabyte's website and it is listed:
http://www.giga-byte.com/Peripherals/Pr ... Multimedia).htm#


So it looks like it could be out soon. =D>
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Postby c2k1 on Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:12 pm

i will say the lite one, it read everything. =D>
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Postby Morpheus on Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:16 am

I came across a new review of the VPC 1000B:

http://www.pcmoddingmy.com/content.php?review.169

In the review/discussion it mentions that the Gigabyte G0-M1600A/B is an OEM of the Asour VPC 1000B - which explains why they are nearly identical. I still think the VPC 1000B has a better looking VFD display.

Note: This is the first time that they now offer a "B" version (like the GO-M1600A switched to GO-M1600B) - the eject button is different, the metal trim of the VFD panel display and the shape and some lettering of the black VFD display is different. I don't what other changes are there besides the cosmetic. The new look is much better then the original "A" version.

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Postby Nil Einne on Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:20 pm

Han wrote:Toshiba with a special firmware is just as fast or even faster in some cases than Lite-On. Besides, it's much more quiet and better made. If you decide not to flash it with No Limit Firmware, Toshiba is noiseless at DVD movies playback.


I assume you've tried a Lite-On then? Mind telling me what Lite-On and what Toshiba you're talking about? And what exactly do you mean it's better made?

Also are you comparing the noise level at the same speed? Clearly, if you limit the speed of a drive to a certain level, it's going to be less noisy so it's not really relevant to compare 16 LiteOn to 4x Toshiba (or whatever the limit is).
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Postby shahramcat on Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:39 am

hI ,

finally , what DVD-ROM driver i purchase at 16x-48x speed ?

Pioneer or Liteon or Toshiba or plextor ?

i want quality of optical lens be hight performance .

so thanks[/b]
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Postby Nil Einne on Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:46 am

Do you mean 48x CD read speed? Because no drive can read 48x with DVD.

Why exactly do you care about the quality of the optical lens? To my knowledge, no one ever bothers to look into this because no once cares. For the end user, issues that are more important are read speeds, error correction ability (how well it reads scratched and poor quality discs), reliability etc. These are all affected by the quality of the optical lens of course but also by many other factors and it is quite difficult to analyse the quality of the optical lens which as said seems pointless anyway.

Also, is there any reason you limit yourself to Pioneer, Liteon, Toshiba and Plextor? In fact, I have never heard of people talk about the quality of Pioneer DVD-roms and do Plextor even make DVD-roms anymore? LiteOn and Toshiba do make good DVD readers (DVD-roms) but Aopen do as well (said to be the best by some) and this was not even in your list.
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Postby shahramcat on Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:30 am

Hi NIL ,

so , you recommend me Aopen and liteone . coool , may be i will buy liteon or toshiba .

thanks alot
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Postby Nil Einne on Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:09 am

I would recommend Aopen, specifically 1648/AAP or AAP Pro (haven't decided yet which one is better). I would say the LiteOn and the Toshiba would be my second choice but I have not done enough research to know which brand and which model number to recommend of each.

However, it's still not clear to me what your needs are. In my case, I primarily want a drive that has very good ec and reads burnt DVD media at a good speed. The Aopen appears to meet or exceed my requirements here (it appears to be the best one for my requirements here. It is also said to have one of (if not the) best ripping speeds for DVD-video but I haven't really looked into this in depth. However, the Aopen is said to be not good enough for media quality scanning.
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Postby hrbngr on Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:19 am

I would also recommend the Aopen, specifically 1648/AAP drive. I did head to head tests against my liteon 166s and found it to be significantly faster when ripping DVDs. Sometimes 2 or 3 minutes faster. I really like this drive!!!

I purchased it from Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=27-106-578&depa=0

It's in stock, (as of 12:15EST 03/22/05) for $25 plus $3.50 shipping.
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