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Postby jtan on Sat May 24, 2003 3:00 pm

i wonder if you guys work with CD writers...

currently i do, for backing up pictures and converting videos from VHS to VCDs...

just ordered a dvd writer (Sony DRU-500A), will be coming on Monday.
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Postby Action Jackson on Sat May 24, 2003 10:42 pm

Nope. Not for work.

Only for backing stuff up or making music CD's.
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Postby MonteLDS on Sat May 24, 2003 11:03 pm

it can be. I am an IT consultant
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Postby jase on Mon May 26, 2003 8:25 pm

Yes, not many but some CDR creation/backup -- but I have to make do with the EVIL HP 7200e external 2x drive which refuses to die despite all the crappy Princo discs I've put in it to try to accelerate its demise...... :evil:
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue May 27, 2003 1:14 am

jase wrote:Yes, not many but some CDR creation/backup -- but I have to make do with the EVIL HP 7200e external 2x drive which refuses to die despite all the crappy Princo discs I've put in it to try to accelerate its demise...... :evil:


I have to use a burner at work occasionally. It's 8x. I thought that was slow, but 2x? Won't the person in charge spend the $50 to buy a fast new Lite-On?
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Postby MediumRare on Tue May 27, 2003 7:54 am

jase wrote:Yes, not many but some CDR creation/backup -- but I have to make do with the EVIL HP 7200e external 2x drive which refuses to die despite all the crappy Princo discs I've put in it to try to accelerate its demise...... :evil:

May I suggest a strategically placed glass of cola ? :wink:

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Postby aviationwiz on Tue May 27, 2003 7:56 am

LiteOnGuy wrote:
jase wrote:Yes, not many but some CDR creation/backup -- but I have to make do with the EVIL HP 7200e external 2x drive which refuses to die despite all the crappy Princo discs I've put in it to try to accelerate its demise...... :evil:


I have to use a burner at work occasionally. It's 8x. I thought that was slow, but 2x? Won't the person in charge spend the $50 to buy a fast new Lite-On?


He is in Great Britain so it would cost considerably more.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue May 27, 2003 12:53 pm

Oh, I see.

BTW, can poor media really cause a burner to die faster?
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Postby jase on Tue May 27, 2003 1:36 pm

aviationwiz wrote:
LiteOnGuy wrote:
jase wrote:Yes, not many but some CDR creation/backup -- but I have to make do with the EVIL HP 7200e external 2x drive which refuses to die despite all the crappy Princo discs I've put in it to try to accelerate its demise...... :evil:


I have to use a burner at work occasionally. It's 8x. I thought that was slow, but 2x? Won't the person in charge spend the $50 to buy a fast new Lite-On?


He is in Great Britain so it would cost considerably more.


Not really, the going rate for the 52x Litey at the moment is around 30 pounds + VAT, which is roughly $50.

Problem is the PC it's connected to is a crappy HP Vectra 233 as well.... Doubt it would take a 52x :cry:

Strategically-placed glass of coke... now there's an idea ;)
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Postby jase on Tue May 27, 2003 1:36 pm

LiteOnGuy wrote:Oh, I see.

BTW, can poor media really cause a burner to die faster?


One can only hope.......
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Postby jtan on Tue May 27, 2003 3:07 pm

LiteOnGuy wrote:Oh, I see.

BTW, can poor media really cause a burner to die faster?


i don't think so... but your data is at risk.
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Postby ChrisX on Tue May 27, 2003 3:42 pm

Not for work, personally yes. I use the CD burner for backup purposes.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Tue May 27, 2003 8:37 pm

If you count being a professional student as work, then I'll say I burn CD's for "work" then. :wink:
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue May 27, 2003 8:55 pm

jase wrote:Problem is the PC it's connected to is a crappy HP Vectra 233 as well.... Doubt it would take a 52x :cry:


You're right, that is a little slow for 52x. You might be able to do 32x if you have a fairly recent HDD in there, but I'm not sure.
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Postby jase on Wed May 28, 2003 6:28 am

jtan wrote:
LiteOnGuy wrote:Oh, I see.

BTW, can poor media really cause a burner to die faster?


i don't think so... but your data is at risk.


It can with old Philips writers... it is possible, with the right discs, to take the laser out of spec, which wears it down quicker. That's the theory anyway... this thing will still be limping along in ten years, I swear :roll:
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Postby jase on Wed May 28, 2003 6:30 am

LiteOnGuy wrote:
jase wrote:Problem is the PC it's connected to is a crappy HP Vectra 233 as well.... Doubt it would take a 52x :cry:


You're right, that is a little slow for 52x. You might be able to do 32x if you have a fairly recent HDD in there, but I'm not sure.


For some reason the IDE controller restricts CDROM reading speeds to 20x even with DMA enabled... in practise I have not been able to get >8x to run without BURNProof kicking in. Still beats 2x though!!!
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed May 28, 2003 6:22 pm

Could poor media damage my PCRW1208 (12x8x36)?

Interesting about the CD speeds being limited to 20x - I have the same problem on one of my older PCs. Are your hard drives on a PCI card IDE controller or the onboard one?
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