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Who Makes Verbatim Model 52X24X52A Writer

Postby TCAS on Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:02 pm

I was looking for replacement of my 56X CD-ROM today at Best Buy, where I saw Verbatim CD-RW writer Model 52X24X52A with 10 digit serial number starting with 3 for $40. Has any one knows who makes this writer. I have looked in to Asus , Cendyne and Lite-on with no matching spect. The drive says uses Buffer Underrun Protection but doesn't say what knid or from whom. Appreciate any information on this drive.
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Postby David on Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:21 pm

Going by this thread it's an Asus.
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:25 pm

TCAS,

My Verbatim, same model, was a LiteOn with 12 digit s/n starting with "2".

Check the Hot Deals forum for the Best Buy 52x32x52x LiteOn for $10.
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Postby TCAS on Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:07 am

Thanks both for the useful information. I should make one correction the model number on the writer says:52X24X52 CD-RW. I hope some one know the manufacturer.

Cowboyslim; thanks for the tip on Line-On, since my main writer is already Lite-On, I thought if I go for the second writer to replace my existing CD-ROM Drive I better go for the different CD-RW writer manufacturer.
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Postby TCAS on Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:41 am

For very one information, I just found out this drive is being manufactured by Aopen. So how reliable are Apen CD-RWs Drive I have no clue at this time.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:26 am

I have the AOpen drive which is called the 52X24X52 CD-RW. As far as I can tell, it is the OEM version of the AOpen CRW5224. With the original firmware (1.04), the write quality was good for CD-R discs, but terrible with CD-RW discs (I tried Imation 4x CD-RW and Philips 12x CD-RW).

I upgraded the firmware to version 1.05 from AOpen's web site (it required using a special DOS updating program that you can't get from AOpen's web site, though), and the writing quality is much better on the Imation CD-RW discs. I haven't tested it with CD-Rs or with the Philips 12x CD-RWs yet, though.

All things considered, this drive is OK, but in my opinion, the Lite-On 52x32x52x from Best Buy would be a better choice because it is a better drive (check out the review), and it is much less expensive. It certainly can't hurt to have two Lite-On drives in your system.
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Postby TCAS on Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:03 pm

CDRecorder;

Thanks for the information, I read that review, although was very comprehensive and technical oriented but the author left the judgement to the reader to decide which writer to choose from. I gave the drive (Aopen(52X24X52 CD-RW) to my inlaw as a gift, meanwhile I will look for other alternative.
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Postby TCAS on Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:56 am

Today I went back to best buy to browse on CD-ROMs or CD-RW writers, In bunch of 20 package from Verbatim, luckly, I found one package only with Lite-On Writer in side (Lite-ON 52X24X52). I bought this one, installed it in 5 minutes and start burning happily with no trouble at all. Now i own two Lite-ON (52X24X52), one in Secondry/Master and another one in Secondry/Slave configuration.
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Postby CDRecorder on Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:10 am

I'm glad to hear that you were able to find a Lite-On drive and that your new drive is working! :D
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Postby TCAS on Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:19 pm

CDRecorder;

Thanks for your comment and help.
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Postby CDRecorder on Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:38 pm

You're welcome; I'm glad that I was able to help! :D
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