ChOOsing a CD Writer----

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    I need help choosing a CD writer. I was thinking about the xtacy (liteon) 48x/12x/48x one or maybe the same speed but a sony cdrw?
     
  2. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Well , what can I say , I have a Sony writer and work great and I recommend it .. :)
     
  3. dere

    dere Forensix Folding Team

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    I have the Xtasy (lite on) 40x12x48x and love it. Have had zero problems and it even comes with a spiffy little sticker on it.
     
  4. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    o yea

    gotta love that Xtacy sticker m8
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Moved to Hardware
     
  6. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    Have you looked at any of the LG drives?? I have a 32X flashed to 40X and I love it. they are cheap too.
     
  7. Cooperman

    Cooperman Guest

    I would highly recommend the Liteon drives, i have three of these in different machines and i cant fault them.
    The best if you are doing copies etc.
     
  8. dijital

    dijital Guest

    depends on how much u want to spend
     
  9. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    plextor's have always been #1, but they cost a bit more. i've heard nothing but good things about lite-on's, though. sony, on the other hand... ehh...
     
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I've been burning with a TDK writer for a while, it burns every time. Luv it. :)
     
  11. Kw4ntuM

    Kw4ntuM Guest

    here are the best, as far as i can tell

    if you want to burn music, the yamaha light-speed is your drive
    if impeccable quality for movies is your cup of tea, plexwriter
    if a damned good burner that wont roast your wallet is for you, take the lite-on...sony's are ok but the buffer is crap so u coaster a good bit
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    BurnProof technology is a plus... Plextor and TDK have it.
     
  13. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I have a Samsung SW-216B (16x10x32) with the "Designed for Windows XP" logo. Haven't got a coaster ever! :)
    It has the technology to prevent buffer underruns, and the firmware can be upgraded online. Got it for a really good price too.

    I've also heard good stuff about Plextor and Yamaha.
     
  14. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Plextor certain Sony's, TDK and IBM (has to have burn-proof technology or similar).
     
  15. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    IBM makes burners? hmm...
     
  16. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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  17. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    lol ibms makes burners lmao
     
  18. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    go with dragon writer 48/16/48

    burnproof, cheap, msi:)

    liteon good too tho
     
  19. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    Lite-on has Burn Proof as well. I have 2 of them and they don't burn any coasters.
     
  20. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    I was lucky enough to get my mits on the Mitsumi TE4809 48/24/12 CD writer, which for a limited time was shipped with a 16mb cache. Since then I've only had 1 coaster, and that was because I was tryin to do about 10 things at once.

    Mitsumi/Lite-On are two of the better manufacturers around at the moment.