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Postby Ian on Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:11 pm

No idea how long this ad will stay up:

http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~xianxu/OM/

Just a few of the goodies:

Western Digital 80GB Hard Drive - $59.99 after $20IR, $20MIR and $30MIR
Verbatim DVD+R/RW Drive (No idea if its a 2.4x or 4x) - $169.99 after $10IR, $30MIR and $40MIR
KHypermedia DVD-R 25 Pack - $24.99
CenDyne 52/24/52 USB 2.0 CD-RW - $79.99 after $10IR, $30MIR and $30MIR
KHypermedia 48x CD-RW - FREE after $9.99IR, $45 MIR and $25 MIR
KHypermedia 50 Pack CD-R Discs - FREE after $4.99IR and $13MIR
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
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Postby BillyG on Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:21 am

Any guess on who makes the Khypermedia CD-R drive? Looks like an Acer/Benq drive, could be wrong!
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Postby David on Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:47 am

I have seen the drive but am not compleatly sure who makes it. My best guess is it could be a Benq if they replaced the front of the drive so it dose not have the row of slots on the bottom of the drive. The other posability is that it is a Top Glory Electronics drive.
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Postby Ian on Fri May 02, 2003 12:13 pm

Ad is on Office Max's website now too:

http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/ ... Cookie=yes
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Postby StuyvesantGrad1970 on Fri May 02, 2003 1:56 pm

Here is the link on the Khypermedia website: http://128.121.183.208/cdrw_dri_48x.html
Not much information.
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OfficeMax Cendyne 52x24x52 CDRW

Postby StuyvesantGrad1970 on Sat May 03, 2003 6:48 am

OfficeMax.Com
http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/ ... -536892938

Cendyne 52x24x52 Internal CD-RW with Cendyne CD Mastering Software
$79.99 -$30.00 OfficeMax Mail In Rebate (valid 5/4 - 5/10) - $30 MIR = $19.99
1 Year warranty, 1 day delivery
http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/ ... =537026967

The OfficeMax Rebate:
http://www.officemax.com/pdf/2003_05/PRebates1.pdf
5/4-5/10
Khypermedia 48x CDRW $45.00 Rebate
Cendyne 52x24x52 Internal CD-RW $30 Rebate

The Cendyne Rebate (must be postmarked within 15 days of purchase):
http://images.officemax.com/pdf/2003_05/Cendyne1.pdf
Cendyne 52x24x52 Internal CD-RW $30 Rebate
Goof gfor purchase between 5/4 and 5/31 only at OfficeMax
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Postby BillyG on Sat May 03, 2003 12:04 pm

I looked at the close up of the Khypermedia drive and it says "Seamless link" on it - good chance of it being an acer/benq drive. The CD-Rs are from Spin-X (CMC generics)
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun May 04, 2003 1:46 am

WOW!!! :o :o :o
That's a great deal on that Khypermedia drive! I wonder if it's really a Benq, though. According to Benq's web site, there is no 48x24x48x Benq drive.
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Postby ZenMaster27 on Sun May 04, 2003 3:16 pm

Benq does in fact offer a 48x24x48 CD-RW drive, but for whatever reason they don't market it to our region of the world. Here it is:

http://www.benq.com.cn/Products/4824P2.XML

If I had to guess, I'd say Benq has more of these drives than they know what to do with, so even though they were meant for Asia the excess stock is being dumped here.

As you might imagine, many companies frown on this type of "gray-market" activity. When places can sell CD-RW drives for free (or even $10) after rebate and STILL make a buck, one can't help but wonder about the quality of the materials being used..... not to mention the working conditions of the labor force that produced the drives in the first place.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun May 04, 2003 3:52 pm

Well, you seem to be right, ZenMaster27. I bought one, and it appears to be a Benq. It looks just like other Benq drives I've seen, but it looks just a little different from the one in the picture in the ad. It came with Nero Express. It's identified as "ATAPI CD-RW 48x24" and has firmware D.LC. It doesn't seem to support Mt. Rainier, though. :( Oh, well, for free, I really don't have anything to quibble about. BTW, the buffer is 2MB.

I also bought the 50-pack of CD-R discs (they were Spin-X in my area) and here's the ATIP (Read with SMART-BURN Media Checker in the Benq drive mentioned above):

This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 26s 66f
Norminal Capacity = 702.82MB (79m 59s 71f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = CMC,Imation
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 48X
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun May 04, 2003 4:14 pm

I burned one of the Spin-X CD-Rs (rated 40x) at 48x. It was fast: 2:38. Using Nero CDSpeed 1.02, I burned a data CD in DAO mode. It started buring at 22.59x, ended at 49.74x, and averaged 37.82x. It was a CAV burn.

I then scanned the disc with my LTR-32123S at 40x using KProbe 1.1.9. Here are the results:

C1 Max = 60, Total = 26063, Average=6.210
C2 Max = 0, Total = 0, Average = 0.000

Most C1 errors were under 20, but the errors began spiking at about 78 min. So the burn quality was decent, even with the cheap media!

I would say that this is a great drive for it's price!
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I got a LiteOn!

Postby Entropy on Sun May 04, 2003 4:15 pm

:D Here in Denver the Cendyne 52 X 24 X 52 Internals are Liteon's. After adding a $10.00 off coupon I received in the mail to the OM $30 rebate and the CenDyne $30 manufacturer rebate I'm out of pocket just $9.99 plus tax. The package comes with Nero 5.5.9.13 too. I'm happy.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun May 04, 2003 4:16 pm

I should have said this before, so thank you, Ian, for posting these deals this week! 8) 8) 8)
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon May 05, 2003 1:31 am

I updated my KHypermedia (Benq 4824P) to firmware D.SC from the Benq web site (the original firmware was official Benq firmware, so I could just run Benq's flasher). Still no Mt. Rainier support. :( I then burned another disc (same kind as before) and I got these results scanning with KProbe (same as before):

C1 Max = 20, Total = 13334, Average = 3.120
C2 Max = 0, Total = 0, Average = 0
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Postby caddles on Mon May 12, 2003 7:14 pm

for anyone who bought the cendyne internal 52x24x52 burner: for the manufacturer rebate it says to submit the sales receipt (i bought it at OM and it came with a rebate receipt and the regular receipt) which one do i send to the manufacturer? also when i mail it, which should the first line look like?

CenDyne Rebate Offer 03-55800 or CenDyne Rebate Offer
03-55800

im not sure and don't want to mail it to the wrong place and not get my rebate. btw when it says must be postmarked within 15 days of purchase, does that mean they have to get my rebate submisson within 15 days or can i send the rebate out on the 15th day since i bought it?
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon May 12, 2003 11:16 pm

I think that you send the "Rebate Receipt". That's why they give you a "Rebate Receipt", I think. :wink:

As for the mail to line, I think that putting it all on one line is probably right, but I am not certain. I would think that the rebate form would give some kind of hint. Either way would probably work, but I don't know this for sure.

I think that having the rebate postmarked at most 15 days after purchase means that you have to send it out 15 days at most after you bought it, but the sooner you send it, the better it will be.
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Postby caddles on Tue May 13, 2003 2:09 pm

thanks :D
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed May 14, 2003 1:05 am

You're welcome. :)
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Postby VEFF on Wed May 14, 2003 1:31 pm

I overclocked my free after rebate (not inc sales tax) KHypermedia 48X CD-RW drive to 52X last night.
The best part, is that for some models (Ricoh? chipset) no bin file is needed.
I just used the 52X firmware from the Benq site :)
It maxed out at 51.55X using Nero CD Speed and a TDK 700 MB 52X blank CD-R.
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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