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CenDyne 48x24x48x CDR/W in OfficeMax is a Samsung

Postby LeBrian on Wed Feb 12, 2003 2:25 pm

Is that any good? How does Samsung compare to LiteOn? Please help!!
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Re: CenDyne 48x24x48x CDR/W in OfficeMax is a Samsung

Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:57 pm

LeBrian wrote:Is that any good? How does Samsung compare to LiteOn? Please help!!

Samsung drives are very good and compare very close to a Lite-On.
How did you know it was a Samsung drive inside?
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Postby LeBrian on Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:29 pm

because there's SAMSUNG label on the drive.. how did you know samsung is comparable to liteon? i need more evident facts.. please!
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Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:41 pm

LeBrian wrote:how did you know samsung is comparable to liteon? i need more evident facts.. please!

What kind of facts are you looking for? I would go read the reviews on both drives. If you can't find a review of the drive here, then do a search on google. The main differences are the Lite-On has a 2MB buffer while the Samsung has an 8MB buffer. Also the Lite-On will support Mt. Rainer, while the Samsung does not. There are some other minor differences, that can be found by reading reviews of the drives on the net. If you bought this drive for cheap, I would suggest keeping it.
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Postby Wayne on Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:17 pm

Mt. Rainer support may be as close as the next firmware update for the samsung and consider you usually get what you pay for.
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:43 pm

BuddhaTB wrote: The main differences are the Lite-On has a 2MB buffer while the Samsung has an 8MB buffer.


Are you sure? I wouldn't be surprised if the OEM version of the Samsung had a 2MB buffer.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:53 pm

Ian wrote:Are you sure? I wouldn't be surprised if the OEM version of the Samsung had a 2MB buffer.

Ian, you could be right about the OEM version having the 2MB buffer. The reviews I've read were of the retail version that had the 8MB buffer.
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Postby LeBrian on Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:37 am

i'll return it tomorrow even though it's dirt cheap.. 19.99 AR. after all, i think liteon is better than samsung. correct me if i am wrong.
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:25 am

You are going to return a Samsung drive? WHY?! A BenQ drive, OK, return that maybe...but a Samsung drive??? Egads, Penny!
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:38 am

TheWizard wrote:You are going to return a Samsung drive? WHY?! A BenQ drive, OK, return that maybe...but a Samsung drive???

I agree.
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Postby cfitz on Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:25 am

TheWizard wrote:You are going to return a Samsung drive? WHY?! A BenQ drive, OK, return that maybe...but a Samsung drive??? Egads, Penny!

I agree also. And I love the way TheWizard put it! Egads, Penny indeed... :lol:

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Postby TheWizard on Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:47 am

A quote from Inspector Gadget. :D
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Postby LeBrian on Thu Feb 13, 2003 10:53 am

what's so good about a cendye (samsung rebadged)??
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Postby cfitz on Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:45 am

TheWizard wrote:A quote from Inspector Gadget. :D

Ah! I'm a little embarrassed I missed the reference. A great cartoon, with even greater lineage. :)

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Postby cfitz on Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:47 am

LeBrian wrote:what's so good about a cendye (samsung rebadged)??

CDRLabs doesn't have a review of this particular drive, but there is a review of its combo-drive brother:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/index.php?reviewid=164

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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:29 pm

LeBrian wrote:what's so good about a cendye (samsung rebadged)??

Samsung is only like one of the top tier CD-RW drives in the market today.
For $20, its a very good deal. I don't know why your complaining about a $20 CD-RW drive being a Samsung. You could have done much worse and have gotten a drive like Benq and etc that are of lower quality than the Samsung.
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Postby LeBrian on Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:01 pm

i had a samsung cd reader like 4x a while back and it died with little use.. but i am not sure if samsung has made better toys since then.
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Postby cfitz on Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:41 pm

Well, feel free to return the Samsung if you have had bad experiences before and don't want to keep it. You are the one paying for the drive and you should be happy with your purchase. But personally, I would keep a Samsung bought for $20.

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Postby TheWizard on Thu Feb 13, 2003 8:33 pm

Heck, I'd keep a Samsung for double that price!
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Postby Wayne on Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:39 pm

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Postby MadOvercloker on Fri Feb 14, 2003 5:31 am

LeBrian, can you help me ?
I have a 248b and it doesn't support C2 Error Reporting.
I noticed that you have 248f. Can you open NeroInfo Tool and tell me please if your drive has C2 Error Reporting ?

Thanks
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Postby LeBrian on Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:27 am

i am at work now. i'll post the info when i got home tonight. seems that it's a nice drive after some tryouts. anyhow, it's only 20 bucks.
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Postby cfitz on Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:29 pm

LeBrian wrote:i am at work now. i'll post the info when i got home tonight. seems that it's a nice drive after some tryouts. anyhow, it's only 20 bucks.

We are wearing him down! :wink: :D

All kidding aside, I think you will be happy with the drive.

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Postby arfmonger on Fri Feb 14, 2003 4:29 pm

Careful with that drive- I updated the firmware and screwed it up. Apparently the firmware available from samsung can not
be used for this drive, and cendyne offers no firmware for it.
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