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Postby kirpen on Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:15 pm

My 811s is really starting to be hit and miss with +r and I've heard its worse with dash r
. The burns will play and skip a bit or only play back on the 811. I buy my discs at the local stores so its always name brand media. Any sugesstions on a drive that has bitsetting along with good -r writing?
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Postby steelly on Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:25 pm

I just bought the Plextor 712A, and it's a nice drive. Check out the reviews here and =D> at CDFreaks.
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Re: Help finding a new drive.

Postby Jim on Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:16 pm

kirpen wrote:My 811s is really starting to be hit and miss with +r and I've heard its worse with dash r
. The burns will play and skip a bit or only play back on the 811. I buy my discs at the local stores so its always name brand media. Any sugesstions on a drive that has bitsetting along with good -r writing?


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Postby Scour on Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:21 pm

Hello!

Don´t forget LG 4163 and Plextor 716 :)
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Postby spryfly on Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:23 pm

716a???.....not many would recommend it at this point. i would wait to see the results of the newest firmware are in first.
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Postby ETP on Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:08 am

109/3520 or wait a few days. Some more burners will be out.
You need two anyway 8)

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Postby Jim on Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:02 pm

ETP wrote:109/3520 or wait a few days. Some more burners will be out.
You need two anyway 8)


Does the 3520 support bitsetting? I haven't been following that drive that closely.
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Postby ETP on Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:27 pm

I think the hacked FW will which works fine. Wait for the 3530.

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Postby ETP on Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:48 pm


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Postby digitaldoc on Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:54 pm

I don't think the 109 supports bitsetting for that matter. The Benq is a safe choice.
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Postby Bhairav on Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:39 am

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Postby ETP on Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:41 am

Bhairav & digitaldoc, When is the new BQ coming out?


NewEgg has this! Anyone have it?

TOSHIBA 16X Beige DVD±RW Internal Drive , Model SD-R5372 OEM

Model# SD-R5372 BGE
Item # N82E16827130035

Specifications:
Write Speed: 5x DL DVD+R 16X DVD+R, 4X DVD+RW, 12X DVD-R, 4X DVD-RW, 48X CD-R, 24X CD-RW
Read Speed: 48X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
Buffer: 2MB
OS Support: Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
Features: Horizontal or Vertical Mount
Packaging: OEM

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Postby digitaldoc on Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:44 pm

I haven't heard anything about the new Benq drive, but I haven't been watching it too closely lately (funds went to a new notebook).

Toshiba drives have not been spectacular lately, low priced has been their best selling point. Also, few firmware upgrades.
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Postby Bhairav on Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:47 am

ETP wrote:Bhairav & digitaldoc, When is the new BQ coming out?



CDFreaks and HardWarezone are mentioning March release dates for the 1640 and the Lightscribe-enabled 1625.
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Postby Gabe on Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:39 am

spryfly wrote:716a???.....not many would recommend it at this point. i would wait to see the results of the newest firmware are in first.


How many 716´s you have? The 716 with FW 1.03 and 1.04 is one of the better 16x writers
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:26 am

Bhairav wrote:CDFreaks and HardWarezone are mentioning March release dates for the 1640 and the Lightscribe-enabled 1625.


1640? I thought the next drive was rumored to be the 1650? As far as ship dates go, it's still up in the air. When I asked BenQ about it a week or two ago, they said they'll ship when they're ready.

[edit]nm.. the info's coming from OC-Freak so I believe it.
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Postby Bhairav on Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:00 am

Ian wrote:
Bhairav wrote:CDFreaks and HardWarezone are mentioning March release dates for the 1640 and the Lightscribe-enabled 1625.


1640? I thought the next drive was rumored to be the 1650? As far as ship dates go, it's still up in the air. When I asked BenQ about it a week or two ago, they said they'll ship when they're ready.

[edit]nm.. the info's coming from OC-Freak so I believe it.


Yep, OC-Freak mentioned it over @ CDF. Interesting.
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Postby spryfly on Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:37 am

Gabe wrote:
spryfly wrote:716a???.....not many would recommend it at this point. i would wait to see the results of the newest firmware are in first.


How many 716´s you have? The 716 with FW 1.03 and 1.04 is one of the better 16x writers


can i have some of what your smoking? :roll:
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Postby kirpen on Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:47 pm

Thanks for all the replys. It amazes me that some of these new drives already have newer models on the way.
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