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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:52 pm

I'm looking to try to own one of very major brand of CD burners... I already have LiteON, LG, and Plextor made burners. So, which brand should I buy next?

(*note: I said I ALREADY have a Plextor, I don't need another!)

I'm thinking maybe an AOpen. Remember, I'm not looking for a quality burner, I just want a representative from every major manufacturer (no OEMs!).
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Dec 22, 2003 4:29 pm

how does the new samsung sound?
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Dec 22, 2003 4:30 pm

1. Samsung
2. BenQ
3. Accestech/Optorite (=MSI ?)

i would go for a Samsung first.
maybe their 52/24/52/16 combo.
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Postby BurninMan921 on Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:12 pm

Hmm...how about a Plextor? :wink:

Oh wait...

Ok, ok....I'd say either Optorite (because I've got one of their DVD burners) or a Samsung.
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:26 pm

I think that AOpen, Samsung, and Benq would be good choices, as they are often re-badged by other manufacturers.

Edit: Maybe an LG would be a good choice, too.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:10 pm

I'm not sure I want to delve into the world of combo drives... it makes the drive more expensive, and they are less common then regular burners.

A samsung drive might not be a bad idea... although I have to see if I can get one at a good price :wink:
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:12 pm

you could also get the newer litey, the LTR-52327S
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Postby Action Jackson on Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:09 pm

You're like me except I have optical drives [not all burners] from almost every major manufacturer [LG, Toshiba, LiteON, Samsung, Pioneer, TDK].

There's one other manufacturer I have as well : Yamaha.

I thought you were trying to get your hands on a Yammy F1?
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:14 pm

ive got an external crw-f1, it truely is a remarkable drive
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:10 pm

I do have a Yamaha CRW-F1.... it just isn't PHYSICALLY with me at the moment. It's in transit. I expect it to arrive any day now, but I'm not exactly sure how long it will take to get to my place in Vancouver, coming from Virginia in the U.S.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:18 pm

Get a Plextor! :wink:

Try for a Benq, or Samsung though.
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Postby TheWizard on Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:15 am

Mmm, I've always wanted to try Samsung too. How about this though...TEAC! :)
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Postby integspec on Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:05 am

Samsung 348B. It was born with issues but Samsung Engineers somehow recovered it with continuous firmware updates. Right now it's the only other drive I use except for my litey 411. Also I'll vouch for my 348B over my Liteon 52327S anytime...

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Postby MonteLDS on Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:35 am

get a cheap one okay, trust me no need to waste the money
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Postby integspec on Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:32 am

MonteLDS wrote:get a cheap one okay, trust me no need to waste the money


Good advice but little too late for me though. I have kept my extra drives in separate locations because, last thing I want is to meet my conscience / common sense and my stack of superfluous drives at the same place. Hadn't I shot the money on some of the drives with few X increments, I could've put it to good use. :(

Not to offend any of you who collect drives for research and other useful purposes. :)
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Postby cfitz on Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:17 am

integspec wrote:I have kept my extra drives in separate locations because, last thing I want is to meet my conscience / common sense and my stack of superfluous drives at the same place.

:lol:
I'll bet there are many here who can relate to your predicament. :wink:

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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:28 am

cfitz wrote:
integspec wrote:I have kept my extra drives in separate locations because, last thing I want is to meet my conscience / common sense and my stack of superfluous drives at the same place.

:lol:
I'll bet there are many here who can relate to your predicament. :wink:

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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:32 am

cfitz wrote:
integspec wrote:I have kept my extra drives in separate locations because, last thing I want is to meet my conscience / common sense and my stack of superfluous drives at the same place.

:lol:
I'll bet there are many here who can relate to your predicament. :wink:

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Yeah, I know what you mean. I currently have 3 CD-RW drives and at least 5 CD-ROMs that are not in computers.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Dec 24, 2003 11:52 am

CD-ROM drives? Does anyone still use those? I honestly can't justify the cost of one compared to a CD-Burner! I can get a CD Burner for $39.99 CDN, and a CD-ROM for $24.99..... for $15.00 more I always go with a CD Burner! (when making other people's new computers)
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:08 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:CD-ROM drives? Does anyone still use those? I honestly can't justify the cost of one compared to a CD-Burner! I can get a CD Burner for $39.99 CDN, and a CD-ROM for $24.99..... for $15.00 more I always go with a CD Burner! (when making other people's new computers)


I don't use CD-ROM drives any more; that's why they're all sitting in the closet. ;)

Edit: Well, actually, my 486 100MHz computer has a CD-ROM, but the 486/100 sits in the closet, too.
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Postby Action Jackson on Wed Dec 24, 2003 11:01 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:CD-ROM drives? Does anyone still use those?


I buy them used cheap from RFD. I just want something with better access times than my burners, and to save a bit of wear and tear on the burners.

Plus I'm a lazy bugger. I hate to constantly swap CD's in and out when I can just leave some in. :P
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Dec 24, 2003 11:25 pm

Action Jackson wrote:Plus I'm a lazy bugger. I hate to constantly swap CD's in and out when I can just leave some in. :P


Here here! That's why I try to stuff as many optical drives into one case as I can. :)
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