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New 52/24/52 CD-RW from Mitsumi

Postby Ian on Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:51 pm

Mitsumi is back with another new CD-RW.

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Specifications:

Type: CR 487E TE Internal
Interface: Enhanced-IDE (ATAPI)
Burn speed: Max. 52x write to CD-Rs, max. 24x rewriting
Read speed: Max. 52x CD-RW/CD-R/CD-ROM
Buffer Memory: 2MB + buffer underrun prevention technology
Conform to: Orange Book Part II (CD-R) and III (CD-RW)
Formats: Reads and burns all current CD formats
Compatible with: Windows 98 SE®/2000®/ME® and XP®

System requirements: PC with minimum Pentium® II 300MHz processor, 64MB RAM, minimum Windows 98 SE®

More info:
http://download.mitsumi.de/pressetexte/ ... E_engl.doc
http://www.mitsumi.de/english/produkte/news.shtml

Anyone know what chipset it uses? Oak Tech again?
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Re: New 52/24/52 CD-RW from Mitsumi

Postby dhc014 on Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:03 pm

Ian wrote:Anyone know what chipset it uses? Oak Tech again?


meh, most likely :-?
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Jan 25, 2003 6:39 am

too bad only 2MB buffer! :o :x
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Postby Scour on Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:19 am

Hello!

Review or not, Ian :lol: ?
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:52 am

this drive bears a striking resemblence to Lite-On drives

gee theres a shocker, another Lite-On, only continues to prove that Lite-On's are superior
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Postby dhc014 on Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:53 am

It wont be a Lite-ON.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:54 am

how can you tell?
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Postby Raz0rX on Sat Jan 25, 2003 12:32 pm

Mitsumi does make their own drives, they have their own drive motor and pickup head I believe. Whether all of their parts will be in the drive I don't know.

Usually for Liteon drives, you can see the white chassis showing @ the side of the drive.
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Postby Scour on Sat Jan 25, 2003 12:49 pm

hoxlund wrote:this drive bears a striking resemblence to Lite-On drives

gee theres a shocker, another Lite-On, only continues to prove that Lite-On's are superior


I don´t hope and don´t think, it´s a LiteOn

LiteOn is not superior, i had the LTD 122 and a 12101B, that was the baddest trah i ever had :evil:
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Postby Raz0rX on Mon Feb 17, 2003 7:53 pm

I finally see the Mitsumi drive today, first I thought it was made by Mitsumi but after some look @ the drive, I am 97% sure it's made by BTC.

If you still have an old Creative 52x CDROM drive made by BTC, you can compare the drive's label that has SN, PN, firmware version, and mfg. date all on separate piece of label. Also, there are 3 sets of pins to the right of the power connector which is very identical to the Creative's.

I might have time to test the drive this or next week.

The firmware version is 0019.
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Postby Wayne on Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:21 am

Scour wrote:
hoxlund wrote:this drive bears a striking resemblence to Lite-On drives

gee theres a shocker, another Lite-On, only continues to prove that Lite-On's are superior


I don´t hope and don´t think, it´s a LiteOn

LiteOn is not superior, i had the LTD 122 and a 12101B, that was the baddest trah i ever had :evil:



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Postby Scour on Tue Feb 18, 2003 2:22 pm

Raz0rX wrote:

I might have time to test the drive this or next week.

The firmware version is 0019.


Please tell us´, if the drive really a BTC
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Postby Raz0rX on Tue Feb 18, 2003 3:38 pm

Yes, I will get the drive home tomorrow to do tests.
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Postby eliminator on Tue Feb 18, 2003 4:01 pm

It's ExactLink, right ?
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Postby eliminator on Wed Feb 19, 2003 1:43 am

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Postby jase on Wed Feb 19, 2003 3:44 pm

I was going to say it looked like a BTC myself, and having had a look at those pics I'd say it's a certainty. The serial badge on the top is identical to a BTC, and the LED/emergency holes are identical as well. It's a BTC folks.

Not that that's a particularly bad thing IMHO. I've been testing a BTC 48x and have had no problems with it, media compatibility is not bad at all and write quality, whilst a little conservative about the times it chooses to slow the burn down if it thinks the C1 errors are increasing (for example, Ritek 40x media burned at 48x, slows to 32x CLV at around 68 minutes, at which point the C1 count has only risen to around 17 from an average of 1.2) is high. I see no reason why the 52x should be different. Mind you, the BTC drives are just about the cheapest around (I've seen the 48x in the UK for about $40) so Mitsumi shouldn't be applying a premium to these.

The chipset is Mediatek, for those interested.
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Postby Scour on Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:15 pm

Hello!

Here´s a test about the BTC 52x:

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Article ... M&Series=0


But i really don´t know, is BTC good or bad. A friend had a BTC CD-Rom 40x, that was really bad
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Postby eliminator on Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:56 pm

hmmmm...the drive looks totally different ! :o

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Postby Raz0rX on Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:52 pm

OK, I got the drive and I am gonna do testings on it very very soon (it will be a PDF file instead of web pages).
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Postby eliminator on Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:56 pm

BTC 52x24x52 retail $49 today @ Fry's, locally !
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Postby dhc014 on Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:57 pm

eliminator wrote:hmmmm...the drive looks totally different ! :o

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No, it looks surprisingly similar. Look again. Remove the track forward button and widen the eject button... it sure looks like a BTC to me. It having firmware version 0019 was a dead giveaway as well. Hey Razor, would you mind sending me that firmware? This BTC works with mtkflash.

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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Feb 20, 2003 12:07 am

OK, I will try to backup 0019 for you!
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Postby dhc014 on Thu Feb 20, 2003 12:09 am

Raz0rX wrote:OK, I will try to backup 0019 for you!


Thanks! By the way, what is the drive recognized as in Windows? It wouldn't happen to be "CDWRITERIDE5224", would it?
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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:08 am

Drive is identified as Mitsumi CR-487ETE.
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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:29 am

OK, I finally done the first part of the review, more to come soon.

http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/dj_tr ... eview1.pdf

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