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TDK "Scratchproof" media

Postby MonsterMan on Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:02 pm

Newegg has 'em, $36 for a 50 pack.

Seems like a good deal if these are the "Armor Plated" discs of old. Are these the same as their super-expensive archival media?
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:10 pm

anyone know who makes these? what MID?
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Postby MonsterMan on Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:25 pm

TDK made their own Armor Plated 4x DVD-Rs...I'm hoping these are just as good.

Can't get to the #$!@ing bank right now, so can't deposit my check thus can't order any :evil:

I will ASAP, though...several.
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Postby MonsterMan on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:12 pm

Ordered!

Along with a Samsung SH-182M...

...and a Lite-On SHM-165H6S...


...and a Seasonic 600W PSU...




...and an Asus A8R32 MVP mobo.





...and an Athlon 64 X2/4800.


:-?
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:08 pm

ok so are you going to run crossfire?

and if so, WHY!

just want to hear a good reason

could have gone with the much better a8n32-sli deluxe:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131568

unless your an ati fanboy, then i understand
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Postby MonsterMan on Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:26 pm

NOT an ATI fanboy - or really, even an ATI fan (their drivers freakin' suck!).

So, nope, no crossfire. I'm not a fan of either SLI or Crossfire. I'd rather have on fast card than two cards. SLI is, however, vastly superiour to Crossfire, for sure.

Why did I get it?

1) It has e-SATA. Yeah, easy to add. Nice to have onboard, though.
2) Board layout. Very, very nice layout. Better than most.
3) Power draw - draws ALOT less power than nF4, and runs cooler.
4) OC ability. Hell, the chipset was DESIGNED to run a 50% overclock :o
5) Got a really good deal on it ($129, not $160). So, only about $25 more than the Asus SLI board (which was the only other mobo I was looking at).

The fact I'm selling my mobo+cpu for around $200 means this is a fairly cheap upgrade.

Besides, I have an X1800XT, so I figured an ATI chipset would go better with it than an nVidia one :) (although I've had zero issues with my current nF4 rig).

This review was a big factor...

Yeah, I wanted C2D - badly. It's a hell of alot better CPU. But, this way I can keep my memory, and save quite a bit of money there. I'll jump on Intel's Core 2 Quadro or whatever they end up calling their quad-core towards the middle/end of next year.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:19 pm

good man, i agree with most of your points, especially the $hitty ati drivers

since you have an ati card already i can agree with wanting a ati chipsetted mobo
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Postby [buck] on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:24 pm

There's a good chance that these were not made at TDK's own Luxembourg facility, but rather outsourced to MBIL. It's been many months since TDK ceased manufaturing in Luxembourg. Those spacers don't look like TDK Luxembourg spacers to me!
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Postby MonsterMan on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:37 pm

MBI, huh?

Good news for me!

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Postby RJW on Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:33 pm

[buck] wrote:There's a good chance that these were not made at TDK's own Luxembourg facility, but rather outsourced to MBIL. It's been many months since TDK ceased manufaturing in Luxembourg. Those spacers don't look like TDK Luxembourg spacers to me!

Not so sure about that one because it are the old 8x disc's.
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