Well, im 90% sure my LiteOn 48x12x48x OEM (LTR-48125W) has crapped out, i got it just over a year ago, and ive tested it with both the original fimware and latest firmware on LiteOn's site.
These are the results when i test a Memorex BLACK 48x CDr (Prodisc) i burnt last week... results are ugly. On every CD Nero reports lots of errors between the 10 and 20 min mark. This CD was burnt at 12x.
C2 Errors: 3612970
I get the same results with Fuji 48x (TY), Sony 48x (SONYCorp), TDK 48x (CMC eek), and some bulk no name crappers.
EDIT Note: Ive tested the same CDrs in Nero, Alcohol 120%, and CDRWin 5. In Nero if i have it test the CD after write and it stops 10-20% in.
So, right now im 90% certain im going with the "SAMSUNG 52X/24X/52X CD-RW DRIVE 8MB 252B" burner, since i can get it retail for $70 CND... i mite also be looking at the DVD-Rom combo one, 352 or something i believe if its around the same price.
/BEEF: I have the Lite-On 16x DVD-Rom now, and it can;t read the Black Memorex CDrs and i sometimes have to reinsert cds 1-3 times before it will read them and XP detects them. So thats reason to go with the combo drive.
Im interested in write quality more than anything, i wish i could afford a Plextor but i really can't, and since my 4x Mitsumi burner has lasted for 3yrs and its done more burns than my Liteon did im worried about buying an expensive Plextor. At the same time i dont trust Lite-On anymore, and LG's write quality ive read is average. The other burner im looking at was the Acer (see other thread), but i was informed Acer is sorta not good.
If i were to get a Plextor, it would be 1 of these, which is $70 more than i was prepared to spend...
CD-RW - PLEXWRITER CDRW INT EIDE 52W/32RW/52R (WHITE) PX-PREMIUM/SW $170.00 $165.05
CD-RW - PLEXWRITER CDRW INT EIDE 52W/32RW/52R (BLACK) PX-PREMIUM/SW-BL $176.00 $170.87
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Last edited by JJ6829
on Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:52 am, edited 1 time in total.