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Postby Razeus on Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:05 pm

I just upgraded from my horrible HP 530i to a
Memorex 16X Dual Format Double-Layer DVD Recorder

What are your thoughts on this drive. For me it burns fantastics and I haven't burned a coaster yet. The media I use is TDK (use to use Memorex) and my burning suite is Nero 6.6 which came with the drive. The price of the software alone is worth the $69 I paid for the drive.
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Postby shaun on Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:30 pm

Good choice! You should be very happy, especially if you have the rebadged NEC3520 drive.


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Postby Razeus on Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:47 pm

Actually I think it is the rebaged NEC drive becaus when I upgraded the firmware it said "Nec hardware updating, please wait" (or something along those lines)
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Postby Razeus on Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:31 pm

Just bought me a stock of Fuji color CD-rs and Fuji DVD+R's made in japan. Both are TY. Wish I would have discovered this forum before a burned over half my stack of TDK's! Let's go see how these baby's do!
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:42 am

hmm theres an update that memorex released for the rebadged nec, but yet nec doesn't have any firmware updates for this drive
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Postby Razeus on Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:09 am

and that would mean what Hox?
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:53 pm

NEC doesn't update there drives nearly as much as others
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Postby Razeus on Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:14 am

Man these fuji's are great.

However they are rated at 40x but my nero software automatically sets the max writing speed at 32x (my drive can do 48x). Why is it doing this?
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:10 am

media only goes as fast as the drive allows
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Postby Razeus on Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:46 am

Well the drive allows for 48x writing, but the software is limiting to only 32x. I've tried other cd-r's (my old tdk's) and they default to 48x. I'm sure I'm better quality burns, but the discs don't seem to be rated properly.
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Postby Ian on Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:20 pm

No, the drive is limiting the writing speed to 32x.. not the software. Always remember that even if the media is rated at whatever, that doesn't mean your drive will actually write to it at that speed. This goes for CD's and DVD's.
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Postby TCAS on Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:01 pm

shaun wrote:Good choice! You should be very happy, especially if you have the rebadged NEC3520 drive.


My review on it is almost done..I promise guys :)


He could of buy the same drive (NEC3520) from Newegg.com for $55 shipped instead of paying $100 for it.
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Postby Razeus on Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:11 pm

Acutally I paid $69 for it without rebates.
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