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verbatim 52x...are they lite ons, how can you tell?

Postby DRKEVORK on Thu May 08, 2003 1:52 pm

Was just at best buy and saw verbatim 52x burners for 19.00 after rebate. Would like to replace my old 32x lg if these are lite ons or other burner that supports clone cd ,encoding ec..... any one buy one of these or know how to identify...there ar no "LTR" model #'s on box.
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Postby tsplano on Thu May 08, 2003 2:50 pm

Just got one from Bestbuy during my lunch hour today. It is in fact a LTR-52246S manufactured in Jan 2003.
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Postby dhc014 on Thu May 08, 2003 3:04 pm

I bought an external Verbatim 52/24/52 drive and it is also a LTR-52246S. Came with the 6S0A firmware.

There were a couple identical open box items next to it so I had a peek in those to be sure that it was a Lite-ON before I bought it.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu May 08, 2003 3:07 pm

I've bought several of these drives for my friends and family and they were all Lite-On drives. Windows even identified the drive as a LTR-52246S.
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Postby eliminator on Thu May 08, 2003 3:23 pm

that's right, I had one too ! 8)
Wake up ATI :-)
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Postby dhc014 on Thu May 08, 2003 3:43 pm

eliminator wrote:that's right, I had one too ! 8)


But yours actually had Verbatim 522452AL 68S1 firmware on it which was odd...
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Postby eliminator on Thu May 08, 2003 3:52 pm

I know, that was earlier, a few months ago, but it WAS a LiteOn :wink:
Wake up ATI :-)
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Postby DRKEVORK on Thu May 08, 2003 5:23 pm

Thanks for your help ...i picked one up and it was in fact a lite-on....has factory sticker on it. What is the best firmware to use with this drive..The newest one? i have to check to see what ver. is on my drive.
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Postby k000 on Thu May 08, 2003 5:30 pm

Anyone else wanting to buy the Lite-On... this might change in future, because I've noticed that the resellers like Verbatim and cendyne change the manufacturers mid-way ! Release some with Lite-Ons... word goes around that Verbatim 52x has Lite-On.. and Verbatim/Cendyne do a turn around and start putting some other drives.

just my experience
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Postby rdgrimes on Thu May 08, 2003 8:43 pm

The Verbatim I just bought at BestBuy is an ASUS 5224A. :( But for $19, who cares? The ASUS is a 2-sheep.
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Postby CDRecorder on Thu May 08, 2003 8:50 pm

I had the same thing happen with a CenDyne drive; I thought I'd get the LTR-32123S, but I ended up with the AOpen CRW3248. I didn't know about looking for LTR on the box at that point.
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Postby cajun on Fri May 09, 2003 12:12 am

I bought a Verbatim back in the middle of Feb. 2003, at Office Max had Verbatim 522452AL 68S1 firmware and label on burner showed it Mfd. Oct.,2002 also had Cendyne name on label but beneath that in smaller print it had Liteon model No. Seems kind of weird but so far the drive works great. By the way it had a $30 rebate that I have not yet received, anyone had any luck on receiving rebates from Verbatim. it has been about 10 weeks since I mailed in rebate documentation.
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Postby quentrm250 on Tue May 13, 2003 11:09 am

Just for the record I bought a Verbatim 52x at best buy and it was an Asus. Have had ZERO problems with it so far I'm loving this drive. Replaced my old Lite-on 32x12x40
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed May 14, 2003 1:09 am

Welcome to CDRLabs, quentrm250! :D

Cajun, I had a similar thing to what you described happen to me with a CenDyne I bought. It had a CenDyne label on it, but it had a Lite-On label under the CenDyne one.
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Postby cajun on Thu May 15, 2003 8:12 pm

<"LiteOnGuy:
Cajun, I had a similar thing to what you described happen to me with a CenDyne I bought. It had a CenDyne label on it, but it had a Lite-On label under the CenDyne one.">

Mine was in a Verbatim box, I guess Verbatim and Cendyne must be related companies. Anyway so far I am real happy with the LiteOn burner, haven't burned a coaster yet ( a new record for me. LOL) and I even got my $30 rebate a couple of days after I posted the last message. So all's well that ends well.

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Postby CDRecorder on Fri May 16, 2003 12:27 am

Cajun: you might find it interesting to read this thread for more information about how Verbatim and CenDyne are related.

Anyhow, I'm glad to hear that you got your rebate and that you are happy with your drive! :D
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Postby fringles on Tue May 27, 2003 5:59 am

cajun wrote:I bought a Verbatim back in the middle of Feb. 2003, at Office Max had Verbatim 522452AL 68S1 firmware and label on burner showed it Mfd. Oct.,2002 also had Cendyne name on label but beneath that in smaller print it had Liteon model No. Seems kind of weird but so far the drive works great. By the way it had a $30 rebate that I have not yet received, anyone had any luck on receiving rebates from Verbatim. it has been about 10 weeks since I mailed in rebate documentation.


Yep I've got rebates back from verbatim they take forever, but they usually get them out.
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Postby kilahchris on Thu May 29, 2003 4:48 am

I have a 40x/12x/48 Verbatim drive how do i find out the manufacturer????
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Postby CDRecorder on Thu May 29, 2003 10:17 am

Check out this thread.
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