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Mitsumi 54x/32x/54x CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM

Postby Kennyshin on Sun Apr 20, 2003 4:33 am

http://www.memorylabs.net/54x32x54cdrw.html

PriceWatch has it. I did not know it was already available in the retail market.
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Re: Mitsumi 54x/32x/54x CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM

Postby MediumRare on Sun Apr 20, 2003 6:16 am

Kennyshin wrote:http://www.memorylabs.net/54x32x54cdrw.html

PriceWatch has it. I did not know it was already available in the retail market.

The German magazine c't has a test of 4 burners including the Mitsumi in the newest issue. It looks really good- fast, good error correction, does well with audio copy protection (no mention of games though). It's loud, and doesn't support Mt. Rainier (planned in a firmware update).

Of course there is no 32x media avialable yet, so it's primary attraction is dormant at present.

Ian- do you have a test for this drive in the pipeline ?

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Postby Ian on Sun Apr 20, 2003 10:38 am

Yeah, I don't agree with the good error correction though. It doesn't return C2 errors. :cry:
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Apr 20, 2003 12:50 pm

Ian wrote:Yeah, I don't agree with the good error correction though. It doesn't return C2 errors. :cry:

but not reporting C2 error info doesn't mean it's not good at correcting errors.
maybe it so good at correcting errors, that there are no C2 error to report! :D :o
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mitsumi 54x32x54

Postby dellboy on Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:28 pm

hi,
i don,t think pricewatch has this item at the moment,
only the 52x burner.

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Re: mitsumi 54x32x54

Postby Kennyshin on Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:38 pm

dellboy wrote:hi,
i don,t think pricewatch has this item at the moment,
only the 52x burner.

dell.


What do you mean?

http://www.pricewatch.com/1/210/5117-1.htm
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Postby Boba_Fett on Sun Apr 20, 2003 5:38 pm

www.newegg.com has it.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.a ... itsumi+54x 8)

Nice price... I might get it. I'll wait on the review.
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Postby Megatron on Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:45 pm

:D Bought this from www.computergate.com with Fedex 3-Day shipping. Arrived on 04/14 nicely packaged and installation was quick and simple. After a thorough evaluation period, this CDRW gets 2 big thumbs up from me. The speed is faster than anything currently on the market and the buffer underrun protection works perfectly. Cheaper and faster than the rest of the pack. An excellent choice if you're looking for a new CD burner.
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Postby Kennyshin on Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:46 am

Just curious to see whether 54/32/54 will be the last CD writer or there will be even 56/32/56 or 60/40/60.
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Postby voltron on Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:44 pm

I predict eventually, there won't be any tiny laser burning pits in concentric circles around a revolving disc. In the future, burns will take 5 seconds, here's how, though it's a bit more expensive than current hardware.

Instead of having the disc revolve above the laser, as the laser physically moves outward, what about having the entire underside of the spindle able to burn the entire cd in one shot? How realistic is that?

So you would have a CD-size-like laser under the disc, and so when you popped your disc in (probably slot loading then so no tray interference) you would tell Nero what to burn, it would fix the laser to correctly do so, and it would burn the whole disc evenly in one shot. Only problem I can think of besides a cd-sized laser would be heat. Would the heat from each neighbour pit be enough to disrupt the next pit? If so, you could do it in two passes? Or even three passes? Or you could determine the number of passes to do.

Someone shoot me down and tell me where this is lame, besides cost.

Reading discs would be faster, burning would be hundreds of times faster (it probably take longer for the disc to cool down than to burn). If you wanted to rip an audio track, you would just "turn on" whichever points of the disc are needed and the laser under it would read it one pass. Of course, it's limited by the speed of the mode one is in.

I thought of this wacky idea while I was "relaxing" one weekend.

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Postby Ian on Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:25 pm

voltron.. put down the hookah :wink:
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Postby voltron on Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:07 pm

hahahaha!!

I think I shouldn't express my ideas anymore. I'll stick to physics. :o :o
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