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Postby Gendibal on Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:35 pm

It's hit the street, boys and girls! $46 at newegg! :D
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Re: Samsung 52x24x52

Postby georgeg on Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:28 pm

Gendibal wrote:It's hit the street, boys and girls! $46 at newegg! :D


For $46.00 you're buying the OEM version with the 2 mb buffer. The retail version with the 8 mb buffer is $ 57.00 but at least its finally available.
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Postby Gendibal on Wed Mar 26, 2003 10:41 pm

Yeah, I realized that after i posted... I'll probably still spring for it after payday. I'm DYING to replace my 8x lite-on.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:00 am

good call ! 8)
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Why not Lite-On 52X?

Postby mike78652 on Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:03 am

Why not just go to Best Buy this week and buy Lite-On 52X for $20 after rebates. Much better than the Samsung.
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Postby Albinoni on Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:07 am

What $20 for a Liteon Phewwwwwwwww !!!!!!

Sorry but I live here in Australia, mmmmmm to bad I suppose.
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Postby Gendibal on Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:23 am

Hmm... the 8mb buffer was appealing, but you raise a good point. Does the Buslink still come with Nero?
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Postby georgeg on Thu Mar 27, 2003 11:04 am

Gendibal wrote:Yeah, I realized that after i posted... I'll probably still spring for it after payday. I'm DYING to replace my 8x lite-on.


Interestingly, they show one of their OEM versions as having the 8 mb buffer but I'll bet that's a typo. Yeah, buying a Lite-On for $ 20.00 (after rebate) is tempting but don't forget the Samsung will be much quieter.
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:09 pm

To be honest, its not much quieter.
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Postby georgeg on Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:07 pm

Ian wrote:To be honest, its not much quieter.


Really? One of the things I've noticed is that some reviews of the Samsung go on about how much quieter it is and some reviews of other burners don't mention noise at all. The first review I read of a 52x burner that commented on noise was a review of the Asus unit. Maybe I need to look for one of the Lite-on clones....
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Postby Gendibal on Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:15 pm

Ian wrote:To be honest, its not much quieter.


So you don't think the sound(maybe) and buffer size make up for the price difference?

If so, maybe I will grab that buslink...
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Postby Harrier on Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:21 pm

Ian, how do you know it's not that much quieter?
I no none of the 52X writers out there are as silent as a hush but the samsung is uttered to be noticabily quieter.

And think of this next point: We don't know if it can burn protected cds
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 27, 2003 3:01 pm

Harrier wrote:Ian, how do you know it's not that much quieter?


The CD-RW fairy told me. No seriously, I've been testing it.
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Postby Inertia on Thu Mar 27, 2003 3:29 pm

Gendibal,

If you can still find a Buslink (Liteon LTR-52246S) at Best Buy for $19.99 after rebates (ends Saturday), yes it does come with Nero (I just bought one). It also comes with a 52x blank CDR made by Prodisc, an ATA 33 IDE cable, audio cable, screws, and a better manual (wouldn't take much) than a standard Liteon.

If you're able to find one, the box will have to say "SmartBurn" to contain a Liteon. If it doesn't have "SmartBurn" on the box, it will be another brand, probably Aopen (not desirable). The store that I went to to had both types intermixed, so you may have to sort through the boxes to find a Liteon. The store people were clueless about the difference, so don't expect help from them.
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Postby Gendibal on Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:03 pm

That's my plan. If it's out of stock at the local BB, I'm gonna see if I can con CompUSA into price matching. heh heh heh... 8)
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Noise

Postby MediumRare on Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:27 pm

For what it's worth- the newest issue of the German computer magazine c't has a test of 52x burners. The LiteOn is average on noise (9.3 Sone). Loudest are Teac (10.7) and Artec, quietest are Mitsumi (7.5) and Aopen.

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Re: Noise

Postby Gendibal on Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:46 pm

MediumRare wrote:For what it's worth- the newest issue of the German computer magazine c't has a test of 52x burners. The LiteOn is average on noise (9.3 Sone). Loudest are Teac (10.7) and Artec, quietest are Mitsumi (7.5) and Aopen.


Did they say anything else? der, gotta find that url again... Thanks, georgeg!
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Re: Noise

Postby MediumRare on Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:46 am

Gendibal wrote:Did they say anything else? der, gotta find that url again... Thanks, georgeg!
They didn't test the Samsung drive.

c't is a print magazine. Some of the articles are available online here: http://www.heise.de/ct/inhalt.shtml, but not the burner test. The detailled results were kind of surprising for me, but I'd have to prepare a bit to go into that. Don't have the time right now. :-?

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Postby eliminator on Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:25 am

Ian wrote:
Harrier wrote:Ian, how do you know it's not that much quieter?


The CD-RW fairy told me. No seriously, I've been testing it.


When's the review coming out ? :wink:
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Postby Harrier on Fri Mar 28, 2003 11:33 am

Harrier wrote:Ian, how do you know it's not that much quieter?
I no none of the 52X writers out there are as silent as a hush but the samsung is uttered to be noticabily quieter.

And think of this next point: We don't know if it can burn protected cds


Does it support correct EFM encoding?
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Postby Gendibal on Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:58 pm

Grabbed the last Buslink/Lite-On at my BB. and with a 10% off coupon, too... aw yeah. 8) Thanks to everyone for their help and advice! :D
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Postby eliminator on Sat Mar 29, 2003 12:54 am

cool, me too, just before the movie tonite - less than $18 (incl 10%off coupon) :P
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Postby Ian on Sun Mar 30, 2003 11:24 pm

I saw it at BB today. $69.99 or something after a $20 rebate
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Postby voltron on Mon Mar 31, 2003 2:52 am

Well if you think about it.. the faster drives aren't quieter, but the loudness only persists for much less time. Blah, thoughts not coming out right.
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Postby eliminator on Mon Mar 31, 2003 3:59 pm

:lol:
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