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Sony Crx 215 A1
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40%
Samsung SW 240B
0
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Liteon LTR 55246S
6
60%
 
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Postby music_lover on Sun Jan 26, 2003 3:25 pm

Heres my final list for a writer please vote for the one u feel is good
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Postby vbl117 on Sun Jan 26, 2003 3:45 pm

i am wrong thinking sony crx 215
is a rebadged OEM Lite-On CD-RW like Sony CRX 210 ?
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:27 pm

the CRX215A1/E1 is an OEM LTR-48246S and can be converted into a LTR-52246S. Save some money and get that one.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 26, 2003 5:23 pm

dhc014 wrote:the CRX215A1/E1 is an OEM LTR-48246S and can be converted into a LTR-52246S. Save some money and get that one.

I totally Agree.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 26, 2003 8:34 pm

dhc014 wrote:the CRX215A1/E1 is an OEM LTR-48246S and can be converted into a LTR-52246S. Save some money and get that one.

Unclear antecedent - to which drive are you referring when you say "get that one"? :wink:

music_lover wrote:Heres my final list for a writer please vote for the one u feel is good

I would get either the Sony or the LiteOn. As noted by vbl117 and dhc014, the Sony and LiteOn are equivalent drives. Thus, the decision between them rests on their prices and bundled software.

If you don't care about the bundled software, then simply get whichever one you can purchase for less money.

If you do care about the bundled software, then you have to factor into the cost of the drive that comes without your desired software the cost to you (if any) of separately buying the software you do want.

The Sony comes with B's Recorder Gold. The LiteOn comes with Nero. (Both statements assuming you aren't purchasing a bare drive and based upon what ships in America.)

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Postby dhc014 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 12:00 am

cfitz wrote:
dhc014 wrote:the CRX215A1/E1 is an OEM LTR-48246S and can be converted into a LTR-52246S. Save some money and get that one.

Unclear antecedent - to which drive are you referring when you say "get that one"? :wink:


lol, damnit!
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Postby cfitz on Mon Jan 27, 2003 12:58 am

dhc014 wrote:
cfitz wrote:
dhc014 wrote:the CRX215A1/E1 is an OEM LTR-48246S and can be converted into a LTR-52246S. Save some money and get that one.

Unclear antecedent - to which drive are you referring when you say "get that one"? :wink:

lol, damnit!

You still haven't revealed your secret. Quit tormenting me and tell me which one you meant! :wink: :D

BuddhaTB, with which drive did you totally agree?

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Postby dhc014 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:06 am

Sony Crx 215 A1

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Postby BuddhaTB on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:10 am

cfitz wrote:BuddhaTB, with which drive did you totally agree?

The Sony CRX215A1 since it can be upgraded to a Lite-On 52x24x52.
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Postby cfitz on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:16 am

I guess I'm the only one who is slow on the uptake... :oops:

Oh well, thanks to you and dhc014 for clarifying, even if I was the only one who was confused.

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Postby dhc014 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:26 am

cfitz, you Curmudgeon you... :D
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Postby cfitz on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:47 am

dhc014 wrote:cfitz, you Curmudgeon you... :D

Yeah, I know. We curmudgeons have our slow days...

In my defense, I will try to claim that Sony drives are typically more expensive than their equivalent original LiteOns and sometimes even more expensive than later model original LiteOns (I guess you are paying for the "Sony" brand). For example, googlegear.com has the CRX210E1 (an older and presumably cheaper model than the CRX215) bare drive package listed for $60, $1.50 more than the LiteOn LTR-52246S retail package with Nero at $58.50:

http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/ProductLi ... ode=010203

So when you said "Save some money and get that one" I assumed you meant "Get the LiteOn", which seemed to be at odds with the rest of your statement, leading to at least part of my confusion.

Anyone buying any of this?? Maybe I should just trundle off to my nap... :D

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Postby dhc014 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:55 am

OK, here is my advice now;

Get the whichever is cheaper between the CRX215, and the LTR-52246S.
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Postby Bhairav on Mon Jan 27, 2003 3:25 am

Go for the Lite On 52246S or 48246S. They are the same drive, with different firmware. The 48246S will run you about 3200-3300 rupees here in Bombay.
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Postby jase on Mon Jan 27, 2003 6:20 am

I was thinking that cfitz. Generally the Sony drives attract a price premium of between 10 and 30 per cent over their LiteOn equivalent, for a drive with inferior support and bundled software (that B's software is NASTY compared with Nero). Definitely not worth paying for the name in this instance.

If the Sony is cheaper than the LiteOn AND you don't need a copy of Nero buy the Sony. Otherwise buy the LiteOn.

Poor Samsung drive, not getting a recommendation :lol: in its defence Samsung drives are very well built and if you are going to give the drive a good hammering (like 50-100 CDs a day or more) you might want to consider the Samsung as I suspect after a year or two it may be in better shape....
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