buying new cd burner

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by segamil, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    I'm looking to upgrade my older Lite-on 24x cdrw to something a little more recent. Any suggestions for brands, reliability, noise, buffer capacity, price etc...?

    Any brands I should avoid? Thanks in advance for your opinions!
     
  2. Ace123

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    I personally have a special place in my heart for samsung burnes. Very relaible and if the right version is bought you have an 8 meg buffer. Very fast and very reliable.
     
  3. seeme

    seeme Guest

    time to upgrade from a 24 speds burner already? man that sux, im making do with a 6 speed no buffer underrun ...

    maybe i should buy your 24 speed :)

    if only we lived in the same country!
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    O this is looking good. When you get your 24x I can get your 6X to replace my old faithful 4x. :D
     
  5. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    wow.. 4x? Now I really feel bad.
    I can almost hear the violins...

    Thanks for the recommendation on the Samsung though.. I did see that one (with the 8mb buffer). Very Reasonable price too.
     
  6. Ace123

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  7. BonyTony

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    52 speed liteon less than £40.00 Pounds uk....and will backup anything you throw at it.....used them since 12 speed and as far as i know all my old ones are still going strong (sell to friends)
     
  8. Jim

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    If you get your 6x can I get your 4x ? I can only burn at 2x with my old Teac CD-R55S SCSI. It takes about 50 mins to burn a audio CD :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  9. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    ok.. 2x tops it (or bottoms it out;-)
    Actually the reason I'm upgrading is so I can replace my daughter's 8x burner and put in my 24x in her dell machine.. (and don't tell her mom.. so I get the new toy!)

    By the way, is there a big difference between 52x and 48x? and what will an 8mb buffer do for me? (most of the ones I've looked at seem to have only a 2mb buffer.
     
  10. [CpK]Bastid

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    not much......as for the buffer size, its not as important as before because of burn proof technology...but havin more buffer doesnt hurt i think

    also, dont forget to get media rated at whatever speed ur drive is
     
  11. BonyTony

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    The difference between 48x and 52x is seconds...so i would buy a 48x and save a few £`s.
    Also alot of media is only rated 48x i know you can run it faster but when your backing up data you want it error free.
     
  12. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I personally recommend the Plextor Plexwriter drives, they're very reliable and almost never bust
     
  13. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i had an 8x but then it blew up one day so then i had an excuse for geting my 48x:cool:
     
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  15. Ace123

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    All the buffer is for is for data bandwidth transfer. Having more of a buffer allows you to send more information to the burner at any given time. This means your burner isnt slowing down waiting for information from the machine.... effectivly with an 8 meg buffer its the other way around. The burner always has the information to burn exactly when it needs it.. This also helps for error free burning.
     
  16. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Well I feel much better now. :D

    My damn burner cost a small fortune compared to today. I can't justify getting rid of it & it won't die. Might be slow but it burns what I throw at it. :D :D
     
  17. segamil

    segamil OSNN Addict

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    just an update - I decided to buy the Samsung combo CDRW plus DVD-Rom 48x/24x/48X with 16xdvd. It came with 8mb of buffer memory and easy cd creator, direct CD and power dvd disks.
    Great price too..about 70 bucks.

    Thanks to all of you for your advice!
     
  18. seeme

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    Well yes my Australian buddy, normally that would be fine however given the overwhelming interest in swapping 'up' our burners, i would be more than happy to offer it to the highest bidder!

    lets say $70 australian starting bid. do i hear AUS$70/US$35??

    just foolin around.



    keep your eyes peeled for my new nickname -- Sexo um pato
     
  19. seeme

    seeme Guest

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES i have upgraded! my nickname is officially version 2.0


    byeeeeeeeee seeme forever, meet the new improved me! i am a sexy duck!

    sexo um pato forever people!