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Should I get the Samsung SW-252B 52/24/52 CD-RW?

Postby chiphead on Sun May 25, 2003 5:46 pm

My trusty Plextor 8x drive is about to bite the dust and am looking to buy a replacement. Any experience with this drive? I read CDRLab's review and while it was helpful, all the 52x CDRWs have a rating of 8/10 so it's hard to differentiate between the models.

Thanks! :P
PS- I did read through the archive and while Liteon seems to be the popular choice, I don't like loud drives...
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun May 25, 2003 6:08 pm

I'd recommend the Lite-On, but you said you didn't like noisy drives. :(

I think that the LG drive is quieter. I have heard some reports of reliability issues with Samsung, but I'm not sure if their drives are any less good than other brands.
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Postby jedimc on Mon May 26, 2003 2:11 am

The LG 8530B is pretty quite, but a samsung 52/24/52 seems pretty good. Lg and Samsung are both south korean so there probaly made in the same factory.
I have a LG GCE-8520B 52/24/52
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon May 26, 2003 4:37 am

jedimc wrote:The LG 8530B is pretty quite, but a samsung 52/24/52 seems pretty good. Lg and Samsung are both south korean so there probaly made in the same factory.
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Chevrolet (GM) and Dodge (Chrysler) are both American car manufacturers (both in Detroit too, right) so they are probably manufactured in the same plant... :o :lol:

hey, Skippy Peanut Butter and McDonnell Doughlas F-15 jet fighters are both manufactured in the States so they are probably made in the same plant too (the same plant as the Dodge and Chevy!) :wink:
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Postby jedimc on Mon May 26, 2003 5:41 am

i was just saying that they MIGHT be made in the same factory like Kia and Hyundai. :( :cry: :x :o :evil:
I know that they are not made in korea because my LG is made in china, samsung could be made korea for all i know.
american cars are probaly made in are a peanut butter factory it would explain why they are built so badly.(from personal experience) :wink:
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon May 26, 2003 9:34 pm

LOL
i was just kidding.

they are both Korean companies, but they are distinctly different companies...their drives most definitely WON'T be made in the same plant.
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Postby bobmitchell on Wed May 28, 2003 1:48 am

To get back to the original question. I have a Samsung SM-348B in one machine and a Lite-On LTR-52246S in another.

1. The Samsung performs better with 24X CD-RW media.
2. The Samsung is much quieter with the noise buffers that are inside the
unit.
3. The Lite-On only burns discs about 7 seconds faster than the Samsung.
4. Samsung has live Tech support people that you can talk to on a daily
basis if there is a problem. You can only reach Lite-On, as far as I can
tell thus far via E Mail

Both drives are good. As I said...the Lite-On is slightly louder running than the Samsung. One minor issue...when opening multisession discs with Nero ...the Samsung reads multisession discs that were created on other machines...whereas the Lite-On does not. Seems to be a firmware issue.

I am not telling you to choose one over the other...I am saying that you win with either Samsung or Lite-On. I will not trash Samsung when I have had such great success with this combo drive. I expect that the normal CD-RW drives from Samsung are just as good. The only thing that Lite-On blows Samsung away with...it does EMF encoding with no problems...so if you intend to back up software discs...get Lite-On...otherwise...go for the better value...

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Postby Scour on Wed May 28, 2003 10:45 am

Hello!

Any experiences with the 252?

Did Samsung produce by their own or buy they the writers from other companies? "Just Link"---> Ricoh, AOpen did have that. But i don´t like these writers because they have often "Medium Speed Error" :-?
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Postby Ian on Wed May 28, 2003 10:57 am

Samsung uses Ricoh chipsets, but they design and manufacturer their own drives.

Sort of like Plextor using Sanyo chipsets.
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Postby Scour on Wed May 28, 2003 11:33 am

Hello!

Thanks, Ian :)
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