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Troubling, hopefully misleading, DRU-500A news on meritline

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Troubling, hopefully misleading, DRU-500A news on meritline

Postby VEFF on Fri Dec 06, 2002 2:15 pm

Check the writing in red at the bottom.
http://www.meritline.com/sondru5dualr.html

Hopefully the "new" drives they mention are simply those that will have the 1.0f firmware built-in and the new box indicating 4X DVD+R write speed. (Someone who has a relative working for Sony
had mentioned that they would issue a new revision of the drive, which would be the same as the old one, but would have the new firmware
built-in, rather than requiring the user (most not as savvy with PC gear as members of forums such as cdrlabs etc.) to upgrade the firmware themselves.

If the assumption above is incorrect, then why would only "some" drives have been recalled...
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 06, 2002 2:28 pm

Well, I don't know how much of that I believe. For one, the drive IS compatible with Sony's DVD-R media. I know that a lot of stores are having a hard time keeping those drives in stock.. Meritline could be one that hasn't gotten a shipment in awhile so this is there excuse why they haven't shipped their drives to customers.
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Postby mike_s104 on Fri Dec 06, 2002 2:30 pm

I would not trust them anyway....

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=7574
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