whats the life expectany of a cd writer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    ???? my other one broke down in a year. is it suppose to be like that???? and does the life expectancy go down if you use it more often.
     
  2. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    It all depends on the type and price.
    Its usually an easy equation, the more it costs, the longer itl live.
    A friend of myns CDRW is still working after about 3 years, but he bought it for 500$ at the time :eek: and its a 4x4x16 drive.
     
  3. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    cool. IM NEVER GETING PHILIPS AGAIN. anyway i have a liteon now. its a 48x and it was like 80 bucks i think. i've had it for a year. i hope it can last me 3more years!
     
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    I have an old external, I mean old as in 5 years old, still works now.
     
  5. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    if its broke and dont read right there may be dust on the laser... failing that the motors burnt out

    but all depends on how you use it

    i.e

    a career pirates cd-rw will last a year

    average bod will be longer
     
  6. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    I have an Artec 32x12x48x CD-RW, kinda crappy company, but I've written more then 600 CD's with this, and it's working fine for about a year now :p