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Comparison of Lite-on, Aopen, Top-G 52x24x52 on VCD copy

Postby mg on Sun Feb 23, 2003 8:38 pm

I bought a CenDyne 52x24x52 (Lite-On), a BusLink 52x24x52(AOpen), and a Pacific Digital 52x24x52 (Top-G) from Staples and OfficeMax last several weeks. Here is the comparison of them on VCD or Music CD copy. I use single CD-RW for both reading and writing. The software I used were NTI, Nero, CloneCD.

Three of them have the same writing speed - about 2 min to write a 420MB VCD, which is multimedia audow CD. However, Lite-On is much faster on the reading part, about 2 min 30 seconds. The reading speed was also increasing during reading. AOpen and Top-G took about 5 min to read with a constant 8x speed. I don't know how to increase AOpen's or Top-G's reading speed for a VCD or Music CD. Can some one share your experience? Thanks. For a data CD copy, both Aopen and Top-G was as fast as Lite-On, which used the same 2 min.

I tested with various bland CD-R media. Lite-On had big problem to recognize MANY media such as I/OMagic 48x, Philips 48x, Precision 40x, and OfficeMax's ValueDisc. Sometime it took a long time to pick up. Both AOpen and Top-G had no any problem with these media.

AOpen was little bit faster than Top-G, but much noisier.


Conclusion: If I can resolve the reading speed problem with AOpen for music CD or VCD, then AOpen is definitely better than Lite-On ! Please let me know your comments and suggestion to resolve this issue.
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Feb 23, 2003 8:41 pm

What firmware versions are on each of these drives? The Pacific Digital 52x24x52 (Top-G) is a BTC BCE5224IM
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Firmware

Postby mg on Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:55 pm

Firmware is R526S0C for Lite-On and v1.04 for AOpen. Latest version of Top-G
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Re: Comparison of Lite-on, Aopen, Top-G 52x24x52 on VCD copy

Postby TheWizard on Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:15 pm

mg wrote:I tested with various bland CD-R media. Lite-On had big problem to recognize MANY media such as I/OMagic 48x, Philips 48x, Precision 40x, and OfficeMax's ValueDisc. Sometime it took a long time to pick up. Both AOpen and Top-G had no any problem with these media.


The brands you listed use CMC discs, and Lite-On has a history of not performing well with CMC media. Therefore, this is no surprise. Overall, though, a good review. :)
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Postby nypk on Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:31 pm

:lol:
:D Nice,mg!Thank you!!
Did u ever try to test burning SVCD? :lol:
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Please Help!!!! How do I make reading musicCD/VCD faster?

Postby mg on Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:11 pm

Both Pacific Digital and Buslink have no problem reading a data CD, but VERY SLOW to read a MusicCD or VCD. What should I do to increase the speed? Please help.
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Postby cfitz on Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:20 am

With what program are you reading CDA and VCD discs?

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Postby nypk on Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:21 am

Nice,mg!Thank you!!
Did u ever try to test burning SVCD?

:o :o What?? This guy is crazy!!! :-?
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Postby cfitz on Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:28 am

nypk, quit playing games. They aren't appreciated.

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Postby nypk on Wed Feb 26, 2003 10:38 am

uhha---Uh-ha!!
Cz that's the way I like it!!!
Hey
That's the way I, that's the way I
That's the way I, that's the way I like it
That's the way I, that's the way I
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 26, 2003 2:54 pm

nypk wrote:uhha---Uh-ha!!
Cz that's the way I like it!!!
Hey
That's the way I, that's the way I
That's the way I, that's the way I like it
That's the way I, that's the way I
That's the way I, that's the way I like it


nypk, you wanna cut it out, please?
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