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Postby jtan on Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:30 pm

how many burns do your cd writer do before it died?

my liteon ltr48125w is now on its 2000th burn and sometimes i encounter skipping, like when i burn 50 CD-R, 1 or 2 will be empty... but so far no burning problems yet.
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Postby CignaXI on Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:56 am

How do you fallow how many burns you have made? I know I have made many but I don't keep the count. Neither I have had any problems in the quality of the burn.
Still burning with my LTR-16101B.
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:33 am

Count how many CD's you have burned. I catalog all my burned discs with an archive number, hence it makes counting easy.
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Postby jtan on Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:56 am

i log to database all CDs i burn... i keep track of them, i've reached 2000. i wonder if it's now the time to have it RMAed...
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Postby CignaXI on Mon Jun 02, 2003 9:41 pm

I couldn't do that since I burn so many cd's for my friends on the fly (hurry). It could be nice if the drive came with such a counter built-in. One year or 60,000 burns warranty.
Still burning with my LTR-16101B.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue Jun 03, 2003 12:46 am

Jtan: does your 48125W do this when it is the only burner in use, or does it only do this when burning to several recorders simultaneously (I seem to remember that you said that you experienced this problem with this drive when you burned to two drives simultaneously)? Also, what firmware revision does your 48125W have?
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Postby jtan on Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:42 am

at first i thought it's due to simultaneous burning. but after i separated them, i still encounter them when i do cd to cd burning of 50 copies...

usually once or twice. if not, i encounter disc write error, then i have to repeat then it will be ok.

i use the latest firmware. since i haven't encountered this problem prior updating the firmware, i don't know whether the problem is related to the latest firmware.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue Jun 03, 2003 9:32 am

You could try flashing it back to VS0B or VS08. If that doesn't help, it sounds like the drive may need to be RMA'd.
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Postby DOGSNOT on Tue Jun 03, 2003 10:26 am

I have burned almost 3000 music cd's and I am sure I am close to 4000 disks burned on my LTR16101B and still going strong. :P
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Postby jtan on Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:24 am

no problem with my LTR-48125W, still using the latest firmware and going 2500+ burns... i'll post again when i reach 3000 burns.
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Jun 04, 2003 9:23 am

Wow... You've burned 500 since last Sunday? :o
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Postby jtan on Wed Jun 04, 2003 2:51 pm

actual count is 2414 now... yeah i burn a lot lately :)

i burn 50 this night and there are two skips, so i just re-burn the two CDs and everything went fine.
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Postby BillyG on Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:59 am

What brands CD-R's and what speeds are you using? Just Curious!

I never took count but I estimate I burned over a thousand CD-R's with my LiteOn LTR-48125W over a year and a half. Easily the best drive I ever bought, beating out Yamaha, Teac, Sony and Plextor.

I just replaced it with a LTR-52246S two weeks ago. Most of the time I dont burn at 48X, dont know why. Im a little afraid Im going to get a bad burn or it wont work in freinds PC's or car stereos (some are real picky about what media you use) - for audio I like 24x and 32x for data.
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Postby jtan on Thu Jun 05, 2003 2:39 am

i use different media. right now i'm using sony. but i'm not happy with it. after this 4000 sony cd-rs, i'll replace it with verbatim even if it cost a little bit higher.
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Postby CDRecorder on Thu Jun 05, 2003 2:59 am

Wow! I thought the four or five hundred I have bought over the last couple of years was a lot, but 4000? Wouldn't it just be cheaper to press CDs than to burn that many?
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Postby Noua on Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:03 am

And I thought that burning 300 CD's in 6 months was a lot... How mistaken I was...
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Postby jtan on Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:36 am

LiteOnGuy wrote:Wow! I thought the four or five hundred I have bought over the last couple of years was a lot, but 4000? Wouldn't it just be cheaper to press CDs than to burn that many?


1 title 50 copies. 80 titles, so 50 x 80 = 4000. so i can't have it pressed...
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Postby jtan on Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:37 am

Noua wrote:And I thought that burning 300 CD's in 6 months was a lot... How mistaken I was...


consider 500 a CDs in a day. :)
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:45 am

Oh, I see. That makes sense!
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