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CR-R/CD-RW MTBF

Postby maciejka13 on Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:23 am

Dzień dobry wszystkim (Hello Everyone)

You can read about so called MTBF ( Life of the burner ), e.g.
70,000 (about 8 years) Power On Hours with 25% Duty - that you can find about Liteon drives. LG ia claiming 25,000. What's your experince about that - I mean what is the reality about those numbers. I have also heard sth. like well you can burn only 1,000 discs with this drive, don't buy it. Since I didn't have to trow out any CD-R/RW drive yet I don't know much about it - how about you? Of course I've read about how are you finding out those MTBF numbers but I'm wondering can you trust it and should I choose drives with higher MTBF. As I can see now, drives with best reputation among the community actually have high MTBF.


TIA for any comments
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:57 am

Those MTBF numbers are meaningless for the average consumer. They are only applicable if one were going to buy and heavily use a statistically significant number of drives, say 50 or more, for a number years.

For home or small business use, just go with the general reputaion as expressed is this forum.
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