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Postby jtan on Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:18 am

hi there,

can anyone recommend me a cd writer or probably a cd-rom device, whichever among them has the best reading ability in terms of different cd-r media?

i use to think plextor is the best out there but there are cases in my photolab (digital minilab) where customers submit cd-r that hardly read well by plextor, but read well by lite-on.

i'm thinking that maybe, there's a device that can read most of the cd-r universally, this will be a great help to our operation.

thanks
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:01 am

The LiteON 52327S has very good error correction from what I've seen. I think my most error tolerant drive is the LiteON 48125W (I don't have a LiteON 52327S)... do *NOT* get an LG burner, or at least the LG 8525B, it's not that good.
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Postby RJW on Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:05 am

Old TEAC cd writers made by TEAC themselves were nice.
However there newer stuff sucks.

Lite On 52327S better as plextor ? I wouldn't say that.
My old Plextor 24/10/40A seems also to perform better with most damaged media as the lite On normally does. However disc's that fail in one can sometimes be read in the other.
So I won't recommend one over one.

By the way why do I have this feeling that Plextor is going more and more down hill and that the premium's name is only base on:
A it's price !
B The extra options
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:42 pm

RJW wrote:By the way why do I have this feeling that Plextor is going more and more down hill and that the premium's name is only base on:
A it's price !
B The extra options


I've had that opinion for a while... I only bought it for my reviews, I don't actually use it for personal stuff :P
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Postby BurninMan921 on Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:01 pm

My Lite-On/JLMS 166S DVD-ROM can read anything I throw at it. The 52327S is also very good, too...and a bit faster.

EDIT: Once minor correction. Neither of those two drives could read one disc I had; it was in pretty bad shape plus the disc was a "sawtooth" shaped disc. But one drive did read it, quickly and perfectly: My Plextor PX-504 - Which is a NEC 1100A drive.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:40 pm

BurninMan921 wrote:My Lite-On/JLMS 166S DVD-ROM can read anything I throw at it. The 52327S is also very good, too...and a bit faster.

EDIT: Once minor correction. Neither of those two drives could read one disc I had; it was in pretty bad shape plus the disc was a "sawtooth" shaped disc. But one drive did read it, quickly and perfectly: My Plextor PX-504 - Which is a NEC 1100A drive.


Correction: Partially an NEC-1100A drive. Plextor played with it a little bit before releasing it, it's not 100% NEC anymore.
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Postby casey on Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:47 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:The LiteON 52327S has very good error correction from what I've seen. I think my most error tolerant drive is the LiteON 48125W (I don't have a LiteON 52327S)... do *NOT* get an LG burner, or at least the LG 8525B, it's not that good.

an interesting statement.
I would like to know what is wrong with the 8525b ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:31 pm

casey wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:The LiteON 52327S has very good error correction from what I've seen. I think my most error tolerant drive is the LiteON 48125W (I don't have a LiteON 52327S)... do *NOT* get an LG burner, or at least the LG 8525B, it's not that good.

an interesting statement.
I would like to know what is wrong with the 8525b ?


It's the least error tolerant drive I own (see the list in my signiture). Comparisons were made using CD speed on each drive with the same disc.
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Postby TheWizard on Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:08 pm

I kick it old-school, baby, none of these new 52X drives for me. :) The older LG's are good, namely the GCE-8240B and GCE-8320B. They'll read anything, even scratched or damaged discs.
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