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Cendyne 48x12x48x who made it?

Postby c5guy on Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:38 am

I went to Office Max to get one of their advertised deals for a 48x CDRW for $9.95 after rebates.

The advertised drive was a verbatium drive but they ran out of those so they gave me the Cendyne Lightning IV 48x12x48x CDRW.

I have a couple of questions :

1) Is this a better drive then the Verbatium (for $9.95 I'm not going to do much complaining if it isn't)

2) I read the article about the Cendyne 48x CDR drive on this site and it said that Cendyne buys all its drives and most of these were made by Lite-On. Well the one I got is not a Lite on and does not have any manufture info on the label. The model number in the specs box on the back of the box is DRIVE MODEL : 4816P

Anyone have any idea who made this drive?

3) I was hoping this drive would support Clone CD raw-DAO but I'm not sure if it does cause I don't know the manufacture.

Thanks for any help
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Postby dhc014 on Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:37 am

It's probably an Acer/Benq
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:44 am

Yup, drive model 4816P is definitely BenQ. The drive isn't that great, there are better choices out there. For $10, can you really complain though? Furthermore, Verbatim has been known to package various CD-RW manufacturers' drives in their boxes too. Not all Verbatim burners are Lite-Ons just like not all CenDyne burners are Lite-Ons. So, even if you got the Verbatim 48X12X48 drive, there are no guarantees it would be Lite-On.
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Postby BillyG on Mon Feb 17, 2003 8:03 am

Is there any information printed on the back of the Verbatim box like Cendyne's to tell if its a Acer/BenQ or Lite-On? Or is Smartburn or Justlink-Seamless Link mentioned on the front?
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Postby LeBrian on Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:44 am

yes, it's a BenQ which really stinks. i have a cendyne but samsung rebadged.
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Postby miccha81 on Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:28 pm

Whats so bad about the benq?
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Feb 17, 2003 7:57 pm

miccha81 wrote:Whats so bad about the benq?


Inconsistent burning results.
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Postby Dartman on Mon Feb 17, 2003 8:28 pm

The one I tried overheated then wouldn't burn anything hardly unless it cooled off. I took it back and got a Buslink/Liteon 48x12x48 and it still works like a champ.
Some people had OK results with them so hard to say if you should just try it out or get something different. Mine also had a bad burning plastic odor so that might be a tipoff if yours does the same.
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Postby miccha81 on Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:35 pm

Your drive actually had a burning smell? Was it all the time? Or just when burning? I'm wondering if I should keep this drive....$10.00.....
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Postby miccha81 on Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:45 pm

I just burned a 680 mb data cd with the benq. I ran the scandisc from cdspeed and it gave me a 100% good for both file and surface. I also ran the cd quality check and i got 24 errors at the very end i think. Is this bad?

I was using khypermedia branded cmc magnetics cdrs burned at 48x. No idea what they're actually rated as. Also, how do I actually use the smartspeed feature in nero?
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Postby Dartman on Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:58 am

If it keeps doing OK yours is probably all right. Mine died pretty much the night I hooked it up.
Yeah it smelled kinda hot and like a tar plastic smell, hard to describe but if yours does it you'll know what I mean right away.
Mine might have just been defective but I didn't want to try another so I went back to LiteOns. It was very picky about media too but I'm sure they've updated the firmware a bunch since mine.
I think one of the regulars here had one too and his did OK for him, some others had trouble, probably about 70% OK and 30% bad I think.
If yours is doing that well sounds like they've worked out some bugs, it is sposed to do all the stuff LiteOns can do if it keeps going OK for you.
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Postby miccha81 on Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:55 pm

I decided to take a whiff of my drive today and noticed it had a faint burn smell....I guess i'll take this back and return it. If it died, it should be covered by warrany though right?
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Postby Dartman on Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:04 pm

Mine the smell was enough that other people in the living room noticed it.
After that it wouldn't burn anything properly once it was warm the next day. A very faint smell might not be any problem becuase of the plastic it's built with. I got mine ove a year ago and they may have worked out what ever was wrong by now.
I don't know but if it still works for you it's probably fine, however if all this has made you nercous I guess you can take it back and get a Liteon like I did. I guess you can tell them it's not burning properly any more or it smells like it's getting hot and they should take it back.
I have never had a problem here with BB or Circuit City, I haven't ever dealt Office Max on a return.
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