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Postby Ian on Tue May 11, 2004 8:02 am

It's in Polish, but its interesting:

http://www.cdrinfo.pl/artykuly/MSI_XA52P/index.php
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue May 11, 2004 8:28 am

interesting drive.

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weird looking dual-layer DVD-ROM pic, no?
or do all dual-layer DVD-ROM (not -Video) discs look that way ?


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Postby Bhairav on Tue May 11, 2004 8:44 am

Heh dodec, it's CDRInfo.. what do you expect?
Anyway, is this an Optorite OEM, like the other MSI optical drives?
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed May 12, 2004 8:46 am

Wow, that drive looks good :) :)

Will this drive be released in the USA? If so, what price? I'd probably use it for DVD-ROM only, but that drive looks sweet, and it's, of course, SATA, so a thinner cable.
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Postby MadBurner on Fri May 14, 2004 5:59 pm

Plus it even reads DVD-RAM =D>

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Postby aviationwiz on Mon May 17, 2004 8:49 am

Here it is, in english. It was front-paged.

The quality looks good, well, make that *VERY* good. Does anyone know if this drive will be availible in the US, and if so, for how much? I like the SATA goodness.

EDIT: Just saw this,

supports only few chipsets: Intel 875P / 865PE / 865G / 865GV / 865P / 848P

good thing I have an 875P, but I doubght an optical drive compatible with those few chipsets is going to make it to market.
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Postby Sizzle on Mon May 17, 2004 2:07 pm

It appears to have a regular power connector, not a true SATA power connector. Not that PSU's have a lot of SATA of power connectors on them anyway. Both of mine are used with my hard drives.
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Postby vsekh on Wed Jun 02, 2004 1:47 pm

This combo drive is available here if anyone is interested in buying one:

http://www.sparco.com/cgi-bin/wfind2?spn=A88D481
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:43 pm

I'd do it, but I'm just going to put my Premium on a PATA-SATA adapter. This one is $62.78 after shipping to Minnesota.
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Postby vsekh on Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:09 pm

I ordered a Koutech pata-sata adapter from Newegg to test out on my optical drives. If this works out, I'm going to buy a few more of these adapters from Newegg for all of my optical drives.
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