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Lite-On LTN-527T 52x CD-ROM With Short Chassis

Postby Ian on Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:20 pm

New 52x CD-ROM from Lite-On:

http://www.liteonamericas.com/us/CDROM_ltn527t.htm

Features
* E-IDE interface
* 5 1/4", half height, internal CD-ROM drive
* Optional vertical mount
* CAV spindle rotation mode
* SMART-X Smart Monitoring & Adjusting Read-speed Technology for eXtraction
* 52X maximum data transfer rate
* Fast access time
* CD-DA, CD-ROM/XA, CD-I, Karaoke CD, Video CD, Multi-session Photo CD, CD extra, CD Plus, CD-R and CD-RW Discs compliant
* MTBF 70,000 POH
* Ultra DMA mode2, DMA mode 2, and PIO mode 4
* Power saving functions
* “ ABS “ auto balance spindle design
* Optional flash ROM supports on line programming capability

Specifications
* Speed : CD-ROM 52x ( 22x ~ 52x, Average 38x )
* Interface : ATAPI-E / IDE
* Sustained Transfer Rate : 3300 ~ 7800KB/sec ( Average : 5700KB/sec )
* Burst Transfer Rate : PIO mode 4 ( 16.6MB/sec ), SW DMA 2 ( 8.3MB/sec ), MW DMA 2 ( 16.6MB/sec ), Ultra-DMA 2 ( 33.3MB/sec)
* Access Time : 80ms ( typical )
* Support Disc Format : CD-ROM / XA, CD-DA, Mixed-Mode, CD-I, VCD, Photo-CD, CD-Extra, CD-TEXT
CD-R, CD-RW, Single / Multi-Session, Karaoke-CD, I-Trax, E-CD, 8cm & 12cm disc

If you're wondering, its 2cm shorter than their other 52x CD-ROM.
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Postby burninfool on Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:36 pm

What are they thinking when anyone can get a 48x 165/166 DVD-ROM for <$35USD?Also their LTR-52246S/LTR-52327 reads at 52x and can be had for <$50.

Caveat Emptor :wink:
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Postby BurninMan921 on Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:16 pm

Yeah, I'm not seeing much of a point for this drive-or any other CD-ROM-only drive.

With Lite-On's 52x CD-RW drives running about under $40 (didn't Best Buy have 'em for $20 w/MIR recently?), and the DVD/CD-RW combo drives around $50, what's the point? Even if this is only $20 or so, why not just spend the ~$15 or so and get a burner?
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:50 pm

It sounds like a nice drive (for a CD-ROM), but I also prefer spending a few dollars more and getting a recorder. After all, an OEM 52327S only costs about $40 shipped at NewEgg.
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Postby burninfool on Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:47 pm

"After all, an OEM 52327S only costs about $40 shipped at NewEgg."

$40.50(+free 2nd day shipping) at www.zipzoomfly.com for the retail box(1 CD-R and Nero 5.5).
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Postby eliminator on Tue Dec 16, 2003 9:39 pm

...or just $19.99 with mir & C.City & B.Buy :D
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Postby yi_hsun on Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:01 am

It should be quite good for on-the-fly burning. I'll probably go get it and couple up with SOHC-5232K.
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Postby eliminator on Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:33 pm

it's a perfect drive/price deal ! 8)
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Postby yi_hsun on Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:07 pm

I'm considering this 527-T drive and Mitsumi 54x FX5411M. It's hard to decide which one to buy and couple up with SOHC-5232K. Any suggestion?

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