Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Burn baby burn!


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
Pozdrawiam, Maciek
Buffer Underrun
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Poland

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.
Number of burners bought in 2003: 3
User avatar
CD-RW Player
Posts: 1868
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:58 pm
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Return to CD-R/CD-RW Drives

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2016 CDRLabs Inc.