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Optorite 52x24x52?

Postby Kyonn on Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:19 pm

I'm thinking about buy the retail boxed version of this drive from newegg, does anyone here have any experience with it? I'm look for any and all info I can get on it and maybe a link to a review. Thanks in advance
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Postby Inertia on Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:41 pm

There appears to be a dearth of user feedback, reviews, and general information for the Optorite drives. Since this is a relatively new company, the drives may be OK, or not.

Unless you are the type of person who would buy a pig in a poke, I would not recommend that you buy this drive without reliable information.

I could comfortably recommend a Liteon drive of the same speed rating and be confident that you would get a quality product at a reasonable price.
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Postby OC-Freak on Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:49 pm

I have an optorite CW-5205 52x24x52x with fw 150C from february this year.

My findings:

Positive:
-Quiet operation
-full 24X CD-RW speed
-Low amount of c1 and c2 errors on many media types.
-Works well with CloneCD and similar programs.
-Good read performance.
-High average writespeed. 40,04X on 80min media.

Negative:
-Requires good media to write at 52X
-With some types of low quality media(and old media), the write process will often fail.
-Use longer time to write discs compared to other 52X writers (due to longer calibration processes).

Read cdrlabs review of the msi 52x24x52x which is the same drive.

I would recommend a Lite-On over this drive.
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Postby Inertia on Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:54 pm

Hi, OC-Freak.

Are you back from your Norwegian army service now? :)
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Postby OC-Freak on Sat Apr 19, 2003 5:22 am

Nope, just vacation.
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Read problems with XP?

Postby Schattenjager on Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:45 am

I just installed one of these 52x24x52 drives and the blasted thing won't read the first CD now. It didn't have a problem when I was using it to install XP Pro but now nothing. The system sees it. Even labeled right in the hardware manager. I've even flashed it, just in case. Still nothing....
:( Seems like a good drive, can anyone help or have similar problems?

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512 DDR
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It's never that bad. Just think, it could ALWAYS get worse.
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