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TEAC 52x CD-ROM Available

Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:47 am

TEAC's new 52x CD-ROM has started to show up on Pricewatch. They're OEM versions of course. Anyone gonna pick one up?
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Postby Han on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:47 am

Hmm, are you sure they're in stock? Just a few days ago I asked German tech support when will this drive be available in Europe and the answer was "keep checking our site, can't tell you for sure when"...
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:47 am

Supposedly. I'm waiting for them to show up on Newegg's website before ordering one.

http://queen.pricewatch.com/search/sear ... 108&l=6062
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:47 am

Is it better than the Asus52x ?

And, wink* whatever happened to that fresh/new CDromS comparison/review ? :wink:
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:47 am

. I'm waiting for them to show up on Newegg's website before ordering one.

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...hmmmm...they don't show any cd-roms under theTeac name ? :-?
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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:47 am

Some results I found for the Teac 52x CDROM drive:

http://www1.oc.com.tw/forums/msgexcel.a ... 1&vt=0&n=2

Just in case those pictures won't show up, the person tested DAE using a 75 minutes CDR: avg. out 23.56x, starts as 14.12x and ends as 30.98x.

Data testing using 82 minutes CDR: avg. out 41.05x, starts at 15.05x and ends at 55.14x.

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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:48 am

eliminator wrote:And, wink* whatever happened to that fresh/new CDromS comparison/review ? :wink:


Pfft.. like I have any free time to do that right now. I have a bunch of articles I'd like to do, but alas.. the dog eats all of my free time.. along with my homework.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:48 am

aaah...the old DarnKrazyDog excuse..!? :lol:
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Postby cdrfreak on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:56 am

I have the Teac CD-552E and sure enough, DAE is limited to 32x :(
But then again, when the Teac CD-540E was released, DAE was only 10x and after a few months they increased it to 40x with a new firmware :)
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Postby Han on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:56 am

What about Ultra DMA mode in Windows 2000/XP. Does it work without issues, especially at Audio CD playback? Is the drive noisy?
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Postby cdrfreak on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:57 am

Han wrote:What about Ultra DMA mode in Windows 2000/XP. Does it work without issues, especially at Audio CD playback? Is the drive noisy?


Ultra DMA works fine in Windows 2000. No probs found with audio playback (both analog and digital).
It looks nicer than the 540E and has two buttons (not that I care :)).
The noise level is as can be expected from a 52x drive. Not really annoying, sounds more like a fan but makes more noise than the LiteOn LTD163.
Speed settings: 4x,24x,32x and 52x.
Only 128KB buffer.
The only annoying thing I found is that it does not respond immediately when you push the tray.
But my drive has a beta firmware so hopefully this will be fixed.
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:58 am

The german connection :wink:

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Specifications:
Geschwindigkeit: max. 52x
Datentransferrate: Max. 7,8 MB/s
Interface: ATAPI/IDE
Zugriffszeit: 120 ms typical
Standards: CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-DA, CD-ROM XA MODE-2 (Form-1, Form-2), Photo-CD (Multisession); CD-I, Video CD, CD PLUS, CD-RW
Kompatibel zu Windows 95 / 98 / XP / 2000
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Postby Han on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:58 am

The german connection in English. :P
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:59 am

...what's wrong with German..??
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Postby Han on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:59 am

I've been learning it for years and still don't get it. :-? :wink: :(
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:00 am

I don't blame you ! :o :cry: :lol:
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Postby Han on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:22 am

Drive is now available in Europe and also on Teac's Web Shop.

Ian, can you get it and test it for us? Thanks! 8)
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:24 am

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nice but dang !... $52 or so.. :lol:
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Postby cdrfreak on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:24 am

eliminator wrote:[img]nice but dang !... $52 or so.. :lol:

leistungsstark zu kleinem Preis = high performance at a small price :wink:
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:26 am

:-? we're yet to see that it isn't the other way around... :wink: :lol:
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Postby cdrfreak on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:26 am

eliminator wrote::-? we're yet to see that it isn't the other way around... :wink: :lol:

How about this? :D

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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:26 am

very nice, can you show us DAE audioCD too ?? :wink:
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Postby cdrfreak on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:26 am

eliminator wrote:very nice, can you show us DAE audioCD too ?? :wink:

Sure :)

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That could be improved but the Teac CD-540E was limited to 10x DAE when it first came out and after a new firmware release it was able to do DAE at 40x which was incredible fast in those days.
Let's hope they do the same with the CD-552E :)
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:26 am

wow. looks great.

Ian, i would love to see a review of this drive.

or better yet - a head-to-head review of both the Teac and Asus 52x CD-ROM drives. :)
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Postby eliminator on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:27 am

That would be nice 8)

Asus52x data with UT GOTY (70:29:29) :
37.86x
20.31
50.25

Asus52x audio with SantanaSupernatural (74:59:67) :
32.18x
18.90
42.50
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