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Postby NobodySpecial on Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:20 pm

Another question that troubles me :(

Is large buffer size always good or there is a special condition when it gives better results, and what is importance of this criteria with typical CDRW usage ?

Also, does buffer underrun prevention get harder to achieve with larger buffer size or it works the same way all the time ?

Thanx
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Postby eliminator on Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:39 pm

large buffer size is always good, specially with older, less powerful puters/cpus.
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Postby wanked on Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:47 pm

does it matter between 2mb and 8mb?
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Postby eliminator on Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:01 pm

I'd still prefer 8mb, but it's almost impossible to find one today ('cept Plextor)... but with modern, powerful puters it makes no difference anymore... will just get the new Lite-On (2mb buffer) myself tomorrow :wink:
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Postby rdgrimes on Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:55 pm

With current drives and buffer under-run protection, it's almost irrelevant what size buffer you have. At 48x burn speed, it's the difference between a blink and a half-blink. Mostly it's a marketing tool.
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Postby wanked on Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:23 pm

thx for clearing that up for me, guess ill just go with 2mb 52x/32x/52x burners when they make better ones
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Oct 03, 2003 8:59 pm

If your after a cheap 52x32x52 burner, go with the LTR-52327S. If your looking for an all quality 52x32x52 burner, go with the Plextor Premium.

You probably won't be upset with the LTR-52327S if you get one, but, for me, the Premium is the only burner that satisfies my use.
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