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Plextor PX 130?

Postby Scour on Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:38 pm

Hello!

Maybe a Benq 160-OEM? On the Plextor website you don´t see the front of this drive.

http://www.plextor.be/products/px-130a. ... ce=PX-130A
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:56 pm

I almost thought it was the TEAC DV-516DA.. then I noticed that the buffer size was different.

http://www.teac.co.jp/dspd/product/opti ... 516da.html
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Postby Scour on Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:41 pm

Ian wrote:I almost thought it was the TEAC DV-516DA.. then I noticed that the buffer size was different.

http://www.teac.co.jp/dspd/product/opti ... 516da.html


Isn´t the DV 516 a rebadged Pioneer?
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:21 pm

No, Pioneer's drives read CD's at only 40x.
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Postby Scour on Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:17 pm

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?c ... ufactor=34

Maybe because Teac uses other FW? The 516D seems to be a Pioneer, like the Plextor PX 116

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?c ... ufactor=38

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Postby Halc on Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:56 pm

Anybody know what chipset it has?
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Postby Scour on Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:24 pm

Halc wrote:Anybody know what chipset it has?


ALi

http://cdr.cz/a/13251
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:23 pm

Interesting.. so do we know yet if this is Plextor's own design or someone elses'?
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Postby Halc on Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:42 pm

AOpen DVD-1648/AAP uses ALI chipset (old Acer Labs).

That's the most likely suspect based on chipset alone (DVR-1648 is a nice drive otherwise as well, btw).

I doubt Plextor would sacrifice resources to designing a dvd-rom in this day and age, but I could be wrong as well.

Actually, I'm tempted to get their older PX-116A3 (Via chipset), as it has PI/PIF scanning capability.
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Postby Prahella on Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:35 pm

Just bought two black PX-130As (TLA#0001, bulk version). They look at least nice... Speed wasn't really an issue; they had to be black and should last for a long time. Now hoping that these Plextors last long for real...
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Postby Scour on Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:18 pm

Prahella wrote:Just bought two black PX-130As (TLA#0001, bulk version). They look at least nice... Speed wasn't really an issue; they had to be black and should last for a long time. Now hoping that these Plextors last long for real...


The 130 is a rebadged Benq 1650. Don´t know whether the Plextor-FW is better.
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Postby Prahella on Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:40 pm

Scour wrote:
Prahella wrote:Just bought two black PX-130As (TLA#0001, bulk version). They look at least nice... Speed wasn't really an issue; they had to be black and should last for a long time. Now hoping that these Plextors last long for real...


The 130 is a rebadged Benq 1650. Don´t know whether the Plextor-FW is better.

Ah, so it was a Benq after all. Well, a different firmware won't extend the life of a DVD-ROM, I guess.
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Postby Scour on Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:47 pm

Prahella wrote:Ah, so it was a Benq after all. Well, a different firmware won't extend the life of a DVD-ROM, I guess.


Who knows ;) ?

But it can make difference in performance
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