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Postby glock20rocks on Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:19 pm

Are Plextor burners based on Lite-On drives? I know TDK's are....
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:20 pm

Plextor makes their own drives, not based on Lite-On.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:25 pm

Some of the older TDK drives were based on Plextor models. For example, my TDK VeloCD 12x10x32 was based on a Plextor drive.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:44 pm

Plextor is a designer and a manufacturer of optical drives.
unlike TDK (and others) that only rebadge drives manufactured by others.
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Re: Plextor burners

Postby Ian on Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:51 pm

glock20rocks wrote:Are Plextor burners based on Lite-On drives? I know TDK's are....


....and Chevy's cars are based on Fords. :D
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Postby glock20rocks on Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:53 pm

Ok, thanks. I know they used to use Sanyo drives. They overhaul 'em and add so much to them that that might as well make their own. I know they never just slap a new name plate sticker on the drive and say they're done, like some companies do. I was mostly wondering who makes the base drives they use now...

Check it out:

Under Mechanical system: Plextor/Sanyo.

http://www4.tomshardware.com/storage/20 ... rw-07.html
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Postby glock20rocks on Mon Jan 13, 2003 9:17 pm

Hmm...Apparently, Toms Hardware, Maximum PC, and alot of other sources are wrong about Plex's being based on Sanyo's previously.

Quote:
"Plextor makes our own drives. We OEM them to other companies at times!

We've never used any Sanyo drive as a 'base' drive and OEM'd it ... SKC,
the parent company of Plextor, is a major manufacturer of motors, etc in
Japan and many other companies use our parts in their drives.

Plextor America Support Team - Jack"

Plextor has one hell of good tech support team, too! Got a reply a few minutes after I sent the e-mail! Wow!
I to think I bought a Lite-On instead of a Plextor. Oh well, sure learned my lesson about Lite-Ons. Got my Plextor 48x24x48, and couldn't be happier!!
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jan 13, 2003 9:21 pm

Plextor Rulez!

(sorry, couldn't resist :P )

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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jan 13, 2003 9:23 pm

glock20rocks wrote:Hmm...Apparently, Toms Hardware, Maximum PC, and alot of other sources are wrong about Plex's being based on Sanyo's previously.

Quote:
"Plextor makes our own drives. We OEM them to other companies at times!

We've never used any Sanyo drive as a 'base' drive and OEM'd it ... SKC,
the parent company of Plextor, is a major manufacturer of motors, etc in
Japan and many other companies use our parts in their drives.

yeah.
i think the confusion arises (in part, at least) because Plextor uses BURN-Proof, which is a Sanyo technology. Plextor licensed it fron Sanyo and uses it in their drives.
i think this is the only thing Sanyo about Plextor drives.
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Postby glock20rocks on Mon Jan 13, 2003 9:28 pm

dodecahedron wrote:yeah.
i think the confusion arises (in part, at least) because Plextor uses BURN-Proof, which is a Sanyo technology. Plextor licensed it fron Sanyo and uses it in their drives.
i think this is the only thing Sanyo about Plextor drives.


Yeah, probably...but I remember hearing that when I bought my then-cutting edge 8x20 SCSI Plextor drive, which had no buffer underrun protection at all...oh well!
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Postby glock20rocks on Mon Jan 13, 2003 9:30 pm

dodecahedron wrote:Plextor Rulez!


Hell yeah they do! Never again will I think about buying, or recommend someone else buy, a Lite-On.

Now if only Plextor would drop the crappy software bundle and go with Nero...
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jan 13, 2003 9:33 pm

glock20rocks wrote:Now if only Plextor would drop the crappy software bundle and go with Nero...

too bad for you :x :o
i got mine with NERO.
Plextor Europe is smarter... :wink:
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Postby busman on Mon Jan 13, 2003 9:41 pm

If Plextor drives are so great, why is it that I can't play :( my Black Sabbath CD's backwards at 4x speed...
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Postby PaRaNoiD on Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:55 am

glock20rocks wrote:Hmm...Apparently, Toms Hardware, Maximum PC, and alot of other sources are wrong about Plex's being based on Sanyo's previously.

Quote:
"Plextor makes our own drives. We OEM them to other companies at times!

We've never used any Sanyo drive as a 'base' drive and OEM'd it ... SKC,
the parent company of Plextor, is a major manufacturer of motors, etc in
Japan and many other companies use our parts in their drives.

Plextor America Support Team - Jack"

Plextor has one hell of good tech support team, too! Got a reply a few minutes after I sent the e-mail! Wow!
I to think I bought a Lite-On instead of a Plextor. Oh well, sure learned my lesson about Lite-Ons. Got my Plextor 48x24x48, and couldn't be happier!!


Plextor burner's are not based on sanyo drive's but they run sanyo chipset as where lite-on etc run mediatek chipset's.
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