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TDK 2nd Edition drive reviewed by HardwareZone

Postby Tekki on Sat Feb 01, 2003 3:58 am

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/ar ... 10&aid=621

interesting. the results look sweet for this drive. A 48x as fast as a 52x?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:25 am

The 2nd edition of the TDK 48x24x48 doesn't look like its made by Lite-On. The drive looks exactly the same as the external model without the USB 2.0 enclosure.
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Postby Tekki on Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:35 am

seems like a Sanyo drive.
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Postby glock20rocks on Sat Feb 01, 2003 11:41 am

I like the black one...but those burn/read tests are interesting. Why don't they just lable it as a 52x24x52x? Probably too paranoid like Plextor...
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Postby Ian on Sat Feb 01, 2003 1:15 pm

I bet its an ASUS.
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Postby Scour on Sat Feb 01, 2003 2:24 pm

Hello!

Or maybe an Braínwave/Sanyo?
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Postby Ian on Sat Feb 01, 2003 2:37 pm

No, look at the back of the drive:

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And then the back of the ASUS 52x:

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They are the same. Of course, the front of the drive is different. One button on the TDK versus two on ASUS's drives. However, the LED and emergency ejecto hole placement are the same.
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Postby Scour on Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:28 pm

Hello!

Wow! When TDK has changed from LiteON to Asus and makes a beautiful burner like this, maybe i get not the Teac but the TDK :D
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Postby jimbo on Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:49 pm

WOW! Looks very cool in Black and Blue.
If it is indeed a Asus drive as Ian mentioned, I wonder if it has the same negatives as the Asus:

* The drive's tray does not close easily when pushed
* Very loud when reading and writing

Writing times seem better than the Asus.

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Postby hoxlund on Sat Feb 01, 2003 6:10 pm

Ian: i thought the drive had to be identical for it to be re-badged, cause you said, theres only one button on the front of the tdk, and 2 on the asus
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Postby Ian on Sat Feb 01, 2003 8:26 pm

Now that I think about it, I wonder if its a TEAC. The TEAC has only one button.
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Postby Scour on Sat Feb 01, 2003 9:45 pm

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And the Teac 548/552 are very similiar to Asus
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:47 pm

except for the? go on guess, the extra button on the front, which the teac has, and the asus doesn't
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 01, 2003 11:57 pm

hoxlund wrote:Ian: i thought the drive had to be identical for it to be re-badged, cause you said, theres only one button on the front of the tdk, and 2 on the asus

well, they redisigned the faceplate anyway so they could just "ignore" one of the buttons (it could still be there hidden behind the faceplate).

jimbo wrote:WOW! Looks very cool in Black and Blue.
If it is indeed a Asus drive as Ian mentioned, I wonder if it has the same negatives as the Asus:

* The drive's tray does not close easily when pushed
* Very loud when reading and writing

Writing times seem better than the Asus.

i'd be more concerned with the Asus's writing quality issues.
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Feb 02, 2003 12:04 am

It does appear to be a TEAC OEM. link
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Postby Tekki on Sun Feb 02, 2003 12:35 am

Interesting. Teach OEM with TDK components?

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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 02, 2003 12:46 am

It would be interesting to know what components inside are actually TDK. Just the blue tray or something more?
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Postby Scour on Sun Feb 02, 2003 7:47 am

Ian wrote:It would be interesting to know what components inside are actually TDK. Just the blue tray or something more?


Maybe a review can us tell more :wink:
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Postby jimbo on Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:48 pm

Will this new TDK be available in the US? And if so, when could we expect to see it?

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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:45 pm

The review said it was available in Asia only right now. I really doubt TDK would bring it to the US. As it is, they're blowing out the remaining stock of veloCD 48x to make room for the 52x.

However, I could see them switching to this new design for the veloCD 52x and offer it in two colors. I've already asked my TDK contact to look into it. As I find out more, I'll let you know.
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Postby Scour on Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:49 pm

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I hope TDK will bring the black 52x. And i hope, that will be an Asus/Teac-OEM, not a LiteOn
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:56 pm

whoa :o ...i see flames coming... :wink:
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Postby dhc014 on Mon Feb 03, 2003 7:39 pm

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