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Postby Pilgrim on Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:37 pm

I'm wanting some feedback on a LiteOn LH-52R1P-187 drive, which is about the only LiteOn drive available in my area.

And how would you compare the Liteon to the LG GCE-8527B-BK unit? Any preference for one over the other? Why?

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Postby Pilgrim on Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:23 pm

BUMP!!

Not one person is familiar with the LiteOn LH-52R1P-187 drive? or the LG GCE-8527B-BK drive? Image
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Postby Ian on Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:14 pm

Not me. I haven't looked at a CD-RW drive in ages.
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Postby Scour on Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:29 pm

Ian wrote:Not me. I haven't looked at a CD-RW drive in ages.


Same here


CD-RW-drives are rare here in Germany, because nobody buy it. And DVD-CD-RW-Combo-drives cost almost the same as DVD-writers
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Postby Pilgrim on Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:38 pm

Well, thanks guys for at least responding. My main interest in a CD-RW drive is because my LG DVD combo drive is so sloooooow reading/writing to CD-RW media compared to my old Liteon 52246 drive. And I miss being able to format CD-RW discs with Mt. Rainier. I was toying with the idea of replacing my LG CD-ROM drive with one of those two CD-RW drives. Both the Liteon and LG models I mentioned are only $20+ Cdn so I thought it would be worth the money.

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Postby TheWizard on Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:38 am

At this point, I don't think it matters which CD-RW drive you buy. Since CD writing technology has been around for a long while, the manufacturers have pretty much perfected all the little nuances. OK, nothing is perfect, but you get my drift. :) As opposed to DVD writing technology, which is newer, and the manufacturers are still working out some kinks.

Between the LG and LiteOn CD burners, I say flip a coin. I've always liked LG CD burners, in fact, I still have a few that function superbly. On the other hand, I know that LiteOn burners are very fast rippers, one example is the LTR-52246, which you have good experience with.
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Postby Wischmop on Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:02 am

My last CD-RW I bought 2003 or so, a LG GCE 8523 or something.

The Liteon-drives are fast and good readers, but the mechanical is flumsy and teh drives arevery loud imho, so my vote goes to the LG

What´s the price in Canada for DVD-writers?
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Postby Pilgrim on Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:47 am

Thanks again for the replies. I have to admit, my LG DVD burner (GSA-H10N) has worked fine from day one with the exception of the slow reading/writing of formatted CD-RW media. And I have heard that the Liteon drive is loud. So, perhaps I'll give the LG a shot since it's only $1 more.

@Wischmop: You can check out brands, models and street prices for DVD writers in Canada (at least B.C.) here: DVD writers at NCIX.
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Postby Wischmop on Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:42 am

Yeah, I saw big differences between DVD RW and CD-RW
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Postby Pilgrim on Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:56 pm

Just a report back.... bought, received and installed the LG GCE-8527B drive today and I must say, if nothing else, this thing is QUIET! Although my experience is no doubt woefully lacking compared to some of the more erudite people here when it comes to owning burners, this has got to be the quietest drive I have every owned. And, based upon just my perception, this drive is noticeably faster reading/writing a formatted CD-RW than its LG GSA-H10N DVD mate.

So, at this point I think I got my $31 Cdn (including $10 shipping) worth. I must admit I feel funny not having a Liteon drive any longer. Image
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:57 am

LG CD burners are well-known for being quiet, as opposed to LiteOn CD burners, which are loud. :P
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Postby Scour on Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:15 pm

Nice 8)

Do u test some media with it?
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Postby Pilgrim on Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:24 pm

Scour wrote:Do u test some media with it?

No, I haven't run any tests with media..... and to be honest, I'm not sure what tests to run. If you or someone else would be so kind as to tell me what/how, I'll be glad to do so and post screenshots and/or data of the results here. :D
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Postby Scour on Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:37 pm

Don´t hesitate ;)

Try some different media and post info, if the media runs fine on the LG :)
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Postby Pilgrim on Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:03 pm

Scour wrote:Don´t hesitate ;)

Try some different media and post info, if the media runs fine on the LG :)

Well, as I wrote before, I am more than willing to run some tests. But I don't know what application/utility to use to run the tests nor what tests to run. If you or someone else could tell me these things, I'll do it immediately, if no sooner. 8)
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Postby Scour on Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:48 pm

I dunno whether u own a Benq DVD-writer, it´s a good drive for scan burned CD-R-media
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Postby Pilgrim on Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:44 pm

Okay, I did the best I could with the sparse knowledge I have. I used Nero CD-DVD Speed w/ a Ritek Ridata CD-R disc. I haven't a clue how to read the results or how them fare/compare with a "good" CD-RW drive.

I ran "Create Disc" and this is the results:

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Here I ran all Benchmark tests with these results:

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And here are the results in .txt format:

Nero CD Speed Test results

General Information

Operating System Professional (6.00.6000 )
Drive HL-DT-STCD-RW GCE-8527B
Firmware Version 1.04
Serial Number
Disc Data CD
MID 97m15s17f
Capacity 79:57.70

Log

Time Elapsed Action
[14:43:14] Drive: HL-DT-STCD-RW GCE-8527B 1.04
[14:43:14] Disc: Blank, 79:59.70, 97m15s17f
[14:43:20] Starting write transfer rate test
[14:45:48] Speed:23-52 X CAV (39.45 X average)
[15:02:52] Disc: Data CD, 79:57.70, 97m15s17f
[15:03:07] Starting transfer rate test
[15:05:44] Speed:18-42 X CAV (31.95 X average)
[15:05:44] Starting access times test
[15:05:53] Random Access: 92 ms
[15:06:04] 1/3 Access: 103 ms
[15:06:20] Full Access: 159 ms
[15:06:20] Starting CPU usage test
[15:06:35] CPU usage at 1X: 0 %
[15:06:50] CPU usage at 2X: 1 %
[15:07:05] CPU usage at 4X: 3 %
[15:07:20] CPU usage at 8X: 5 %
[15:07:20] Starting burst rate test
[15:07:22] Interface burst rate: 25 MB/sec (25792 KB/sec)
[15:07:22] Starting spin-up/down test
[15:07:27] Spin-up time: 2.43 seconds
[15:07:40] Spin-down time: 2.73 seconds
[15:07:40] Starting load/eject test
[15:07:41] Eject time: 1.32 seconds
[15:07:43] Load time: 1.56 seconds
[15:07:52] Recognition time: 9.40 seconds
[15:07:53] Disc: Data CD, 79:57.70, 97m15s17f
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Postby Scour on Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:31 pm

2:32, good time :o
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