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Postby SkaarjMaster on Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:05 pm

vinnie97, they did get it right but I think you just got a dud drive like some people do with other stuff these days.

Ian, I have the Asus DVD-E616P3 OEM drive with the firmware it came with and am trying to flash to the latest. I put in a request at the Firmware Page for an OEM-to-retail flasher and then I'll be able to flash to the latest firmware. It seems to work fine so far for CD-Rs and it played a "Matrix: Revolutions" fine in PowerDVD5. I've been using EAC to rip music off some bad CD-Rs and sometimes it rips a song that my Lite-On DVD SOHD 16P9S did not; I haven't tried it the other way 'round yet though.
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Postby stix on Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:17 am

I'm looking for a quiet DVD drive and cannot find some of the drives discussed here.

Edit: I found a source for the Aopen 1648. Also found a place to order the the ASUS DVD-E616P3.

Has anyone used or heard anything about these drives:

ASUS DVD-E616A (I can't find an E616P2)

Toshiba SD-M2012c (SD-M1912 is getting harder to find)

these last 2 are currently available/listed at Newegg.

Any thoughts on these would be appreciated, thanks.
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Postby Gabe on Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:35 am

I don´t know the 616A, maybe a typo?

The 616P2 is very similar to the AOpen 1648 AAP/Pro, the 616P3 is with a MediaTek-chipset and can read DVD-RAM @3x.

The Tosh 2012 have the same specs like the 1912. It´s qiet, but very slow with DVD-Video (2x) and recordable DVD-/+R/RW (max 6x), it can read DVD-RAM and don´t have problems with my 1912.

If speed is important for you, you should get an AOpen or Asus.

The LiteOn 16P9S seems to be a good drive with very good error-correction, but all LiteOns I had were very loud
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Postby stix on Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:29 am

Thank you for your thoughts, Gabe, most appreciated.

The ASUS E616A is not a typo. Info from ASUS can be found here:

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=6 ... odelmenu=1

Any idea who makes the chipset in the AOpen 1648 AAP/Pro?

Reputation for being loud is what keeps me from getting Lite-on.
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Postby Gabe on Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:38 am

stix wrote:Thank you for your thoughts, Gabe, most appreciated.

The ASUS E616A is not a typo. Info from ASUS can be found here:

http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=6 ... odelmenu=1

Any idea who makes the chipset in the AOpen 1648 AAP/Pro?

Reputation for being loud is what keeps me from getting Lite-on.


Found this:

http://cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Spe ... leId=14997

AOpen AAP uses ALi-chipsets, like some Pioneer
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Postby stix on Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:26 pm

thank you Gabe, for the link to the review, and the other information.

I think I will order the ASUS DVD-E616A.
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