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Two DVD burners now...what should I do with my CDR Burner?

Postby aristottle on Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:39 pm

I have two DVD Burners now in my tower.....when I installed my Aopen DVD burner last weekend I removed my Sony CDR burner (about two years old). I am wondering if I should purchase a another power cable and stick in back in my tower.....or just save it and stick it in another tower down the road.

What are most of you doing? 90% of what I burn is DVDs......but I do burn the CD....my sony always worked well and is 52x although I could only get it to burn at 48X? It was quite good at reading as well.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:10 pm

I still generally use my Plextor CD-RW drive for burning CD-Rs... I've found many DVD burners don't put the effort into CD-R support that was available in CD-R burners, so I like still having the 'ol Plextor around.
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:30 am

10-4, I couldn't pitch it either. I've got my
NEC ND-3520A DVD-RW,
Toshiba DVD-ROM, and my
Memorex (LiteOn) CD-RW going right now.

I use the Toshiba for most reading and the Memorex for most CD burning.

OTH, Hox EBays his old ones, which aren't that old because he buys one of each as they come out.
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Postby burticus on Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:51 am

I slapped mine in the main box... nice to have multiple drives so I don't have to change cd's all the time for games.

OTOH I do likes me some ebay. I have sold plenty a drive on there but it's hard to get more than $20 for a used cd-burner... even a Plextor.

So either keep it or trade it in for a lap dance.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:24 am

its been awhile since i had a cd-rw drive, like a year id say

ive found my 716a burns my TY cd-r just fine, don't miss my plextor premium cd-rw at all

and yes i always pitch my new old equipment on ebay

speaking of which, anyone looking to buy the heatsink in my sig?

going water cooling, this kit:
http://www.asetek.com/main/page.asp?sideid=714

but also adding some of these for my 2 video cards:
http://www.jab-tech.com/customer/produc ... 240&page=1

anyone have a water cooling kit for plextor drives #-o =D> #-o
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Postby Matrix3 on Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:30 am

It depends on burners. Many DVD burners can burn only up to 32X or 40X CDs so better keep your CD burner. Latest NEC DVD burner ND-3540A was selling for $40 last weekend at Newegg and that model can burn CDs up to 48X making any CD burner obsolete. This model is 16X DVD burner and can burn DL DVDs up to 8X. I got rid of my Asus 52X CD burner for good.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:34 pm

how fast do you need to burn cds? how impatient can one person be?

my plextor burns cd-rs at 48x, but i always pick 16x burning
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:00 pm

hoxlund wrote:how fast do you need to burn cds? how impatient can one person be?

my plextor burns cd-rs at 48x, but i always pick 16x burning


Agreed! It's not like with DVDRs and there is actually a huge time difference :wink: I think 16x or 24x recording is MORE then enough :D
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Postby Scour on Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:17 pm

Hello!

You have the Aopen DUW 1608? It seems to be a good CD-burner, no need for your Sony (which is 99% a Liteon)
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Postby Alektron on Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:58 pm

aristottle,

Help one of your friends who has an old pc build a brand new system, and donate your old CD burner for the project.
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Postby TCAS on Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:45 am

CowboySlim wrote:10-4, I couldn't pitch it either. I've got my
NEC ND-3520A DVD-RW,
Toshiba DVD-ROM, and my
Memorex (LiteOn) CD-RW going right now.

I use the Toshiba for most reading and the Memorex for most CD burning.

OTH, Hox EBays his old ones, which aren't that old because he buys one of each as they come out.


Hey Slim; What happen to your AOpen 1608 or 1608@1616?, you are not mentioning that drive?. Did you let it go, returned it to OfficeMax?, Hey if yes, then that is not fair that you did split.
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:48 pm

TCAS,

I bought that when my NEC ND-3500A went in on RMA. It was a good burner, but I didn't need two when the NEC came back as an ND-3520A :D

So, I sold it to a mate here for $30. (Kind of a Hox deal, but much easier.)

Do you want to meet at that Deli at the NE corner of Clark and Willow for a sandwich? I'm good for any day but Wed. this week.

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Postby vinnie97 on Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:09 am

I bought that when my NEC ND-3500A went in on RMA.

OT, but what's the track record for these failing in this forum? I still have this and am in no rush to replace it (not quite as hardcore as most of you :oops: ).
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:04 am

The failures are sporadic, random and rare.
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Postby vinnie97 on Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:34 am

well, here's to crossing various body parts every time I place a disc in the tray! :lol:
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