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Postby lizardmanspike on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:32 am

I just wanted to know if anyone else thinks that BTC / Top-G are the worst cd-rw drives ever. I got one under the Pacfic Digital name and i must nothing has locked my computer up as much as this drive. I am new to this forum. IF this top has been discussed many times before which wouldnt suprise me just put a link to it.
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Postby ook on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:32 am

Might be true. I'm about to return a polaroid branded BTC drive because of loud clicks during digital extraction at the end of the CD. I had heard this polaroid would be a liteon, and it looks similar to a liteon externally, but on the inside it's anything but.
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Postby jase on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:33 am

The only BTC drive I have ever seen was an 8x unit, which I have put in my works PC. Utterly basic, and very flimsy construction, but it seems to do the job well enough.
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Postby Guzo on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:33 am

I got also BTC 8× readerand replaced with TEAC 32×.
It needed cleaning but TEAC after BTC was Porsche
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Postby jase on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:33 am

BTW the BTC 8x I have is a writer...
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Postby Ziyeah on Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:58 pm

ook:

1. Exactly which polaroid drive is it? What is the speed?

2. When/From where did you buy it?

3. At what speed did you extract these discs? Did you use jitter-orrection? That might solve the problem.

Looking forward to hear from you.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:04 pm

Ziyeah wrote:ook:

1. Exactly which polaroid drive is it? What is the speed?

2. When/From where did you buy it?

3. At what speed did you extract these discs? Did you use jitter-orrection? That might solve the problem.

Looking forward to hear from you.

He probably got it from OfficeMax.
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Jan 20, 2003 12:36 am

I used a BTC/Top-G 12X DVD-ROM before and it crapped out after a week of use. Since then I have stayed away from BTC all together.
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Postby BillyG on Mon Jan 20, 2003 4:18 pm

Thanks for the Update on BTC, I have heard thier quality is hit and miss, but they are still very popular as OEM equipment in machines from small computer dealers (unless your dealer is smart enough to buy Lite-Ons!), most tend to use the cheapest thing they can get.

I used to have a BTC 16X burner (Digital Research rebranded) and used it for about 4 months with no problems, it worked fine with most of the media I used with Clone CD. Its now doing time in my brothers fiancee's PC! I guess BTC couldnt keep up the quality when the write speed went up.
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Postby jase on Mon Jan 20, 2003 9:50 pm

Ach. There's nothing wrong with BTC. I have their 32x drive here and after a firmware update (which was admittedly hard to find but I was helped out on here) it performs just as well as any other 32x ZCLV drive.

From what I've heard of the 48x it is fine as well. Don't expect the moon on a stick and I don't think you'd be too disappointed.
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Postby moodoo on Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:15 pm

:oops:
I absolutely agree.
Recently, I purchased a Pacific Digital 52/24/52 from STAPLES, it is a BTC drive.
Nero can NOT detect the drive as 52x.
The speeed I can use is only 8X.
Tried to update the firmware.
When I run the the program downloaded from BTC site,
error message showed up.
I am totally frusted with the drive.
PLEASE keep away from BTC and PACIFIC DIGITAL. :P
I can't return this juck because I cut the UPC for rebate :evil: :evil:
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