I'm kind of cheap, bought a Buslink 48x12x48 cdrw(model:rw4848)at$35($75-$40 mir)at Compusa in Dec.But after 2 weeks When I checked the website I feel I've been cheated. From some hacking website, which release some hacking firmware for upgrading Buslink 48x12x48 to 52x24x52 with Liteon firmware. They said that because these buslink Drives are made by Liteon and are basically Lite-On OEM Drives.
But they also state they're 2 models(model# both are:rw4848).The only diffrence to identify them is the buffer-underrun technique. A upgradeable one is the one which using smart-burn technology.
But I got the one which is using the Justlink & justspeed technology(whatever the nice technique term they used is bullshit).
And now u can get them from bestbuy for $20 after $50 rebate.
But unfortunately bestbuy always run out of stock.I'm hunting this drive in bestbuy for 1 week in Chrismas,But could never get this product. I guess these drives were never in their stock, It's just their ad to solicit customers.
Then I went to buslink website(guys this website is really sucks.It's probably been hacked be4). what i found is that the Justlink one is never exist and now the 48x12x48(smartburn) one is selling for $70 at their website,but the 52x24x52(smartburn) one is selling for $40. What's wrong with those guys? They went nuts? There must be some inner secret. And i'm just been curious,I found they're 2 versions of site
It's a mess for sure.For whatever reason they just hide the link for version 1.Maybe U may say you're really insane. But I really urge anyone can give me some explain on why so many brand cdrw(sony,buslink,Norcent) can be upgrade to 52x24x52 via lite-on firmware.And some many people wondering about whether the model they bought is oem of lite-on or not. If the cdrw is upgradeable to 52x24x52
why the manufactor restrict it to 48x12x48. If the manufactor change those lowspeed drive to 52x24x52,they can sell for higher price. why didn't they do that?