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Postby Ian on Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:53 pm

http://instorespecials.staples.com

Click on "Upcoming Specials"

Maxell 15 Pack DVD-R Media - $11.94
Maxell 15 Pack DVD+R Media - $11.94
Maxell 30 Pack Audio CD-R Media - $9.94
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Postby bill on Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:46 pm

Thanks Ian.

Anyone know the make and model of that Pacific Digital 12x burner?

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Postby Ian on Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:46 pm

How'd I miss that. For those wondering, they also have a Pacific Digital 12x DVD writer for $99.94. No rebates.

I'm not sure who makes it. With the specs listed on Staple's website, it could be anyone.

http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Browse/S ... Sku=573042

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:00 pm

I would guess LiteON
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:44 am

want me to open one up?

leave your email if you want me to email pics of the bezel and model number thats on top of the drive
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Postby Ian on Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:56 am

Yeah, open one. You know my email address ian-at-cdrlabs-dot-com
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Postby bill on Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:34 pm

I emailed Pacific Digital to ask what 12X DVD burner was in the box. The response surprised me, I would have thought a Lite-on.

P.D. wrote "If that is the 12DVD burner that should be the Artec drive."

New link http://www.artecusa.com/products-dvd+rw.html
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:37 pm

well the ones at my store have an eject and skip trak button on bezel

according to the picture on artec site, that only has an eject button
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:58 pm

someone should point Pacific Digital to one of the many discussions that have proved the Artec is incapable of 12x DVD recording... and point out to them the potential lawsuits that could follow if they decide to put their name on such a drive... honestly, don't any of these companies CHECK the drive before putting their name on it??? :o #-o
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Postby bill on Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:30 pm

hoxlund wrote:well the ones at my store have an eject and skip trak button on bezel

according to the picture on artec site, that only has an eject button



Yeah, I don't get it either, Hoxlund.

I'm sitting here at my desk today so I just called P.D. tech support to verify. The man said the only drives their currently using for the 12X dual burner is the Artec, no Lite-on's to date.

I guess we will have to wait for someone (guinea pig) to buy one.
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:32 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:honestly, don't any of these companies CHECK the drive before putting their name on it??? :o #-o


Perhaps PD is full of stupid-heads like Ritek USA. :D
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:40 pm

TheWizard wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:honestly, don't any of these companies CHECK the drive before putting their name on it??? :o #-o


Perhaps PD is full of stupid-heads like Ritek USA. :D


Well, from my experience with their media I would say it is likely they ARE stupid heads :wink: they used only CMC media back when I used to buy them (and not know better...) and all my Pacific Digital discs died within a year :cry:
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