Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Which x52 model of LG CD-ROM can read subchannel data?

How fast is too fast?

Which x52 model of LG CD-ROM can read subchannel data?

Postby semit82 on Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:06 pm

I need the exact model number...
Can anyone help?
semit82
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:18 am

Postby dodecahedron on Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:11 pm

LG's USA website http://us.lge.com/ has 2 models of 52x CD-ROM drives:
GCR8520BI http://us.lge.com/Product/proddetail.do ... yId=020201
GCR8523B http://us.lge.com/Product/proddetail.do ... yId=020201

the specs are identical.
i suspect that the only difference is that the newer model GCR8523B doesn't have the phone jack and volume knob.

i'm not 100% sure, but i think that this/these drives do not support reading of sub-channel data. but i can't honestly remember where i read this (possibly the FAQ on LG's support website?).

the older (previous) 52x model was called CRD-8520B. and this one could read sub-channel data. i know this for a fact, because i was told this by LG's tech-support by email (i asked them and they answered!).

anyway this model was replaced more than a year ago, you can't find it anymore. it was a crappy drive anyway IMO, inconsistent reading quality. never liked it.

if you need a drive that can read subchannel data, just use a CD-R/W drive instead of a CD-ROM drive.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel

Do you have an ICQ number?

Postby semit82 on Sat Feb 21, 2004 7:03 am

can we talk there?
i have some questions

I need to buy a CD-Rom and a CD-RW...
and I'm thinking LG or Lite-On?
semit82
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:18 am

Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:07 pm

PM me (use this button: Image ) and i'll let you know how to get in touch with me. be sure to check your own PM Inbox.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel


Return to CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Drives

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.