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LG GCE-8520B / 8521B????

Postby NW53 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:36 am

My LG is the GCE-8520B 52x24x52x come with nero 5.5.9.9 and as Mt. Rainier support, but the US web site show only the GCE-8521B, are they the same?? both drives are 52x24x52x.
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Postby Raz0rX on Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:14 am

Hey hey, mind to do some burning speed testings and can you report to us if it's media friendly? I am planning to get one too since it's cheap here.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:59 am

All I have to say is that it won't write to the Fuji 48x media at 52x.
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Postby Raz0rX on Mon Jan 27, 2003 12:04 pm

Whoa, even expensive discs 48x rated TY can't be burnt @ 52x using this writer :x But did the disc burnt @ 48x or even lower speed?
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 27, 2003 12:27 pm

I haven't done a lot of write testing with the drive yet. I just noticed that it limited the maximum writing speed to 48x with the Fuji discs.

At least it uses P-CAV when rewriting though.
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Postby pedro99 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:46 pm

tdk (ritek) 32x and 40x write at 52x with no error.




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Postby Raz0rX on Mon Jan 27, 2003 2:01 pm

Anybody tried with Princo or Plasmon CDR?

Hey finally, LG has made the firmware flasher Windows based!
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Postby pedro99 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 2:19 pm

Princo 48x still write at 48x.
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Postby Raz0rX on Mon Jan 27, 2003 3:04 pm

Hey Pedro99, can you burn a full 80 minutes @ 52x for Ritek and 48x for Princo and tell me the total time required?

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Postby pedro99 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 4:25 pm

Princo 2:38 min. and tdk 2:36 min.I did the test with nero.the drive start to write at 52x when your at 98 percent of the writing process.I thing you can get the real benefit when writing a 90 min. are 99 min. cd.


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Postby Raz0rX on Mon Jan 27, 2003 6:14 pm

Thank you for the testings, the write times aren't that bad compare with the Liteon 52x. I will head out for this tomorrow, hope it isn't as media picky as my previous LG 40x RW.
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Postby Raz0rX on Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:54 pm

I thought this drive would also read CDR @ 52x max but it didn't. Hope new firmware will add a new speed boost feature.

I also like when you insert CDR media to the drive, the maximum speed for that particular disc is shown instead of displaying the max speed 52x for all media inserted.
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Postby Kennyshin on Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:43 pm

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php ... adid=62989

LG 48x 8480B and 8481B overclockable to LG 52x with GCE-8520B firmware. I don't know if this also applies to 8482B.
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Postby freestyle on Fri Jan 31, 2003 8:34 pm

yep ive done it, burnt 48x TDK @ 52x. i also hope like raz0r that future firmware wil allow 48x/52x read speed. good burner for 79.99 cdn the 8481b is.
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Postby Raz0rX on Fri Jan 31, 2003 11:05 pm

I got my LG 52xRW for $80, quite good deal I say.
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