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Warning: LiteON 52246S + Verbatim 10x CDRWs = DEATH!

Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:41 am

Just a warning: the use of 10x Verbatim CD-RWs has been linked to the death of 3 or 4 LiteON 52246S burners, and is currently being looked into as a possible hardware fault.

Read about it here: http://www.cdrinfo.com/forum/topic.asp? ... hichpage=1

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Postby Ian on Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:52 am

I find it hard to believe that this is with ALL Verbatim 10x RW media. It sounds like this is an isolated case. I use 10x and 24x Verbatim media all the time, with 52246S's and other drives.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:18 am

if it is indeed the media, then isn't it scary enough that Mitsubishi put out something that can kill your drive in one burn? I'm not sure what the problem really is, but I find the whole thing rather disturbing and worth keeping an eye on.
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Postby Ian on Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:02 am

It could also be another factor here. Something else in the guys computer could be killing it too.

It could also be one or two Verbatim disc giving him the problem. Not to mention, who knows what the guy did to the disc. He/She should go and pick up some more before crapping on the Verbatim name.
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Postby rdgrimes on Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:42 am

The first thing that occurrs to me when I read the linked thread is that the story is a little too good. Considering the number of people using the same media with no problems, "incredable" is the word that comes to mind.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:28 pm

as for the computer having problems, it is possible, but the guy says that the store checked out his computer to see if it was causing the problems.

I agree it is incredable (be true definition of the word) but as a rule I try to believe people's stories until there is some evidence that shows them as being wrong (when facts are concerned).
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Postby Ian on Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:54 pm

I see it the other way. I rarely believe stories like this until someone I know (and trust) varifies it. Especially when I and other people have had no problems with Verbatim media.
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:08 pm

Where can I find me some of these Verbatim 10 discs? I want to try!
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Postby BurninMan921 on Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:18 pm

In my experince, Lite-On's don't need bad discs to die...they die just fine w/o 'em... :evil:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:23 pm

Well, my LiteON 48125W has burned more disc then my Yamaha 4416 did before it died! although the yamaha drive lived about 6 years, I just burned a lot less back then! LOL!
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:37 pm

It is not the Verbatim discs!

It is Senator Hatch killing your drive when you burn illegally downloaded, copyrighted songs.

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Postby jtan on Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:56 pm

my Lite-On LTR-48125W have burn more than 3500 CD-Rs and still working fine.
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Postby Action Jackson on Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:04 am

My 52x LiteON does struggle with a variety of CDRW incl. that Verbatim 10x.

I believe it's b/c of InCD Mt. Rainier.
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:19 am

BurninMan921 wrote:In my experince, Lite-On's don't need bad discs to die...they die just fine w/o 'em... :evil:


Huh? :-?
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Postby Spazmogen on Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:48 am

My LTR-52246S is fine with the Made in Mexico, 10x rated (note: not the new 12x rated) High Speed Verbatims and is perfect with the 24x discs.

That guy should have tried using MTKFlash to revive the drive before returning it.

As Action Jackson said, it was probably InCD combined with bad discs.

Notice how he didn't bother to try using a cd-r with it, only RW.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:00 pm

I believe he did use CD-Rs as well, it's just that CD-RWs killed the drive, not CD-Rs.
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