Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Plextor Premium VS. Lite-On 52x23x52x

Burn baby burn!

Plextor Premium VS. Lite-On 52x23x52x

Postby craiger on Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:23 pm

Hi. What are your opinions on both drives? The Lite-On is cheaper but is cheaper better? Ian's reviews rated both of them a 9/10. Or should I just stick with my 48x24x48x CD-RW that came with my Dell? Thanks, Craig.
craiger
 

Postby Ian on Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:46 pm

I have no idea what kind of drive your Dell has, but do you REALLY need a new writer? Do you really need to save 5-10 seconds off your burning times? While you'll see a big improvement rewriting at 32x vs. 24x, you won't be able to find 32x media for awhile yet. By the time that media is available, faster combo drives will be out and you'll probably be asking us (or emailing me) about them too.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby craiger on Sun Sep 07, 2003 9:14 pm

Sorry, If I email you to much. Or post to much. My drive that came with Dell is a Hitachi/LG CD-RW. Didn't realize it was that much time. I guess it isn't worth it.
craiger
 

Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:11 pm

Unless you particularily care about the nifty features of the LiteON or Plextor drives, you might as well stick with your LG, since it is a fairly good drive. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of things to consider for upgrading to once DVD burners come down in price a little more! :wink:
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby craiger on Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:19 pm

Thats true. Maybe the DVD Burners will come down a $100 or less soon.
craiger
 

Postby CDRecorder on Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:24 pm

Yes, I also agree that it's probably best to stay with your current drive unless you really want to use CD-RW discs at 32x.

If you decide to upgrade, the decision pretty much comes down to whether you need the extra features of the Premium. If you don't need those features, the LTR-52327S would be the better choice, in my opinion.
CDRecorder
CD-RW Recorder
 
Posts: 2335
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:28 pm

Postby integspec on Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:15 am

LG Drives are usually good. They get the job done and complain a lot less. I have used 4 of them and still own 2 them. The only regrettable thing with LG drives I have owed had been the unavailability of DMA support (only PIO modes were available).

FWIW mentioning, One tecnician from Seoul LG support center repaired my 8081B (8x4x32) drive which was out of warranty for 4 months and didn't charge a cent for it. This was the first drive I owned and still keep around as a souvenier.

If anyone has data regarding the latest LG Combos / DVD Writers, please post. And Ian, do you have any plans review them? (It's no secret many consult your reviews to make thier buying decisions).

Happy burning guys.
integspec
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 302
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2002 8:57 pm

Postby TheWizard on Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:37 am

Here here for LG drives! I sent back a GCE-8320B, still under warranty, and received a replacement drive about 6 weeks later. Not a very fast turn-around, but decent enough. The replacement drive works fine! I'm very satisfied with LG. I only own LG burners: one GCE-8320B, one GCE-8240B, and two GCC-4320B.
No, I like women.
TheWizard
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 2074
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2002 6:56 pm

Postby aviationwiz on Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:08 am

Six weeks for a replacement? Ouch, that is some very crappy service.
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby Ian on Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:07 am

integspec wrote:And Ian, do you have any plans review them?


Yes, but I don't know when.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby TheWizard on Mon Sep 08, 2003 10:50 am

aviationwiz wrote:Six weeks for a replacement? Ouch, that is some very crappy service.


It's better than no service. I don't mind waiting if things are done right...and they were.

So far, Maxtor has the quickest turn-around time I have seen. I received a replacement drive the same week that I called them!
No, I like women.
TheWizard
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 2074
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2002 6:56 pm


Return to CD-R/CD-RW Drives

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron
All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.