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Maxell won't make 52X cd-r's

Postby UALOneKPlus on Sun Jan 19, 2003 5:46 am

I read in Maximum PC that Maxell has decided not to make the 52X cd-r's because "the small incremental increase in speed from 48x is not worth the risk of spinning a CD over 10,000 RPM's".

Sorry if this was discussed before. Is this a verdict against higher speeds than 48x?
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Postby TheWizard on Sun Jan 19, 2003 6:14 am

Some drive manufacturers like Plextor will not be coming out with a 52X burner as well. So it's no surprise that Maxell will not be making 52X blank media.
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Postby lppnet on Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:39 am

You can see some good impression on the 52x drives through few threats and Ian's nice review in this forum. My Liteon LTR-52246S can burn many 40x and 48x certified discs at 52x without any demaged or unreadable area :). Even Imation 48x will do, although it had a high C1 average in CD Doctor scan. But remember not to use any cracked discs to write or read at 52x.
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Postby Spazmogen on Sun Jan 19, 2003 10:41 am


CMC Magnetics & Verbatim is picking up the slack.

That's a 52x CMC disc pictured above, burned at 52x.
The disc came with my 52x Lite On drive.

I'm getting similar results with 48x Verbatims @ 52x.

Ian reported this week that Verbatim is making 52x discs, but they're not available yet.


So, when Maxell starts to loose market share, they'll start making 52x discs.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 19, 2003 11:32 am

There was a fair amount of discussion about this already. You might want to read through this thread:


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