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MSI CR52-A2 Quickie Preview

Postby Ian on Wed Feb 26, 2003 9:19 pm

I've been playing around with MSI's new 52/24/52 CD-RW. Since there's been little info on these Optorite based drives, I figured I'd post some screenshots.

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Yep, the drive supports Sanyo's BURN-Proof. Take note that it doesn't support Mt. Rainier. I was a little surprised by this. MSI had assured me that the CR52-A2 would support this feature. Maybe they'll add it later.

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Pretty good average writing speed. I haven't done any actual writing tests (yet) so I don't know how the speeds, media compatibility or quality is.

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This really surprised me. Instead of using CAV or P-CAV, the drive uses CLV!!
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Re: MSI CR52-A2 Quickie Preview

Postby MediumRare on Thu Feb 27, 2003 8:13 am

Looks good !
Ian wrote:This really surprised me. Instead of using CAV or P-CAV, the drive uses CLV!!

Is that with a rewritable ? The other curve starts at 24x, so it makes sense to stay with 24x if its feasible at the start of the disc.

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Re: MSI CR52-A2 Quickie Preview

Postby Ian on Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:35 am

MediumRare wrote:Is that with a rewritable ? The other curve starts at 24x, so it makes sense to stay with 24x if its feasible at the start of the disc.


Yeah, I should have said that.
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Postby eliminator on Sat Mar 01, 2003 7:12 pm

Thanks Ian ! 8)
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Postby Scour on Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:47 am

Hello!

Ian, do you make a complete review of this writer?

It seem again to be a Cyberdrive, look at the FW.

The MSI from Benq have other FW lieke a.tz or so
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Postby TheWizard on Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:07 am

Scour: Ian never said the drive was based on a BenQ model. In fact, he said it's based on an Optorite model, and he is correct. 150D is an Optorite firmware version.
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Postby Scour on Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:18 am

TheWizard wrote:Scour: Ian never said the drive was based on a BenQ model. In fact, he said it's based on an Optorite model, and he is correct. 150D is an Optorite firmware version.


I don´t understand, i never statet that Ian had said this? I only said my opinion
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Postby TheWizard on Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:26 am

You questioned whether Ian properly reviewed the drive, and you also stated that the drive seemed to be made by Cyberdrive. It is not. It is made by Optorite. You can tell because the MSI/Optorite drive uses BURN-Proof technology while the Cyberdrive CW099D uses Super Link. Furthermore, the Cyberdrive CW099D supports Mount Rainier out of the box whereas the MSI/Oprorite does not.
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Postby Scour on Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:42 am

Hello!

No, the Cyberdrive CW099D supports MR only with newer FW, not with the first FW 100D

In Germany Optorite is not on the sale, i don´t know this drives
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Postby TheWizard on Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:49 am

Then the buffer underrun technology is a giveaway that the MSI 52X24X52 burner is an Optorite.
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Postby Ian on Sun Mar 02, 2003 12:54 pm

The drive is based on the Optorite 5205.

http://www.optorite.com/cw5205.htm

A review of this drive is coming. However, i have a few other projects i need to finish up first.
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Postby Scour on Sun Mar 02, 2003 2:10 pm

Hello!

Many work, Ian ? :)

I´m strained what drives you test next time
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Mar 02, 2003 2:55 pm

Scour wrote:Hello!

Many work, Ian ? :)

I´m strained what drives you test next time


Hopefully he's working on some DVD+-RW drive reviews ;)
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Postby Scour on Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:40 pm

Hello!

Hm, i hope he test +/- drives, not DVD+ or DVD- only
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:55 pm

24x CLV rewriting ???
Ian, how fast does it spin at the beginning? must be very fast! :o
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Postby dhc014 on Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:00 pm

dodecahedron wrote:24x CLV rewriting ???
Ian, how fast does it spin at the beginning? must be very fast! :o


Looks like 12,000 RPM to me...
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Postby Raz0rX on Fri Mar 14, 2003 10:54 pm

Does it have Mt. Rainer out of the box?
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Postby Ian on Sat Mar 15, 2003 12:10 am

Raz0rX wrote:Does it have Mt. Rainer out of the box?


Unfortunately, no.
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