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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: which cd rw shud i pick up?

    which cd rw shud i pick up?
    By -=kenshin=- July 11, 2001, 02:16 PM

    Hey guys i'm wonderin which cd rw drive to pick up....and dont' mention plextors i know they are the best but they are way out of my budget range...*sighs as he looks in his wallet * anyhow i need a speed of 10x burn at the very least cuz i hate my 2x right now. i'm looking into the LG/Samsung models as they have one monster size buffer i think it was 8megs...any recommendations?
    thnx

    By Ignus July 11, 2001, 02:29 PM

    Check out Plextor.. I read some really good reviews on them lately.

    Ignus

    By Recon July 11, 2001, 02:36 PM

    Defiantly the Plextor 24 16 40? last num may be wrong. Check out Clone Cd's sight they have a pretty good review of most CD R/RW's and what they can do.

    By Razz July 11, 2001, 02:42 PM

    I have three different burners ranging from a SCSI Yamaha 4X, SCSI Plextor 8X, and a IDE HP 10X and my favorite is got to be the Yamaha probably be I have yet to burn a coaster with it even after all this time. Oh the HP is king of coasters let me tell you. I got a friend with a IDE TDK 12x with burnproof and that baby just rocks. Definitely cheaper than when I bought mine and faster. He has yet to burn one bad CD at all and I know that is basically all he does, he can go through a spindle of 50 like a champ. But basically my suggestion is go with anything with burnproof to it and the TDK is also pretty quiet also.

    By jubjub July 11, 2001, 02:47 PM

    Love our Plextor 12/10/32. Not a single coaster in the 4 months we've had it.

    TDK's are almost identical to plextors.

    By BuzzQwik July 11, 2001, 03:10 PM

    I agree, Plextor does make really awesome cdrws, but if you don't want to spend alot of money on it, I suggest a Sony, I have a 16x/10x/40x and it is really worth it.

    By patssle July 11, 2001, 03:22 PM

    unless you burn LOTS of CDs a day, is it really worth the money for a 24x or 16x burner? a 12x burns a CD in 6 minutes. so much more money for 1 or 2 minutes saved?

    nah, dont think so. im keeping my 12x burner untill it breaks or i get a DVD burner.

    By -=kenshin=- July 11, 2001, 03:25 PM

    i heard dvd-rs are already out but are hellish expensive, would it be able to burn a cdr as well *doesn't see why it shudn't b able too but just curious* ?

    By jac857 July 11, 2001, 03:50 PM

    Get a Lite on Burner, a lot more cheaper then Plextor & it has burn proof as well. I think newegg has a 16x one for 115$, how the hell can you go wrong. I got the 12x one for 90$ but that's because they didn't have the 16x when i ordered it.

    By Trav2003 July 11, 2001, 03:57 PM

    quote:Originally posted by -=kenshin=-:
    Hey guys i'm wonderin which cd rw drive to pick up....and dont' mention plextors i know they are the best but they are way out of my budget range

    Okay just wanted to point this out, what does the next post say, and then the next after that: You should get a plextor.

    My Toshiba one works great (cept its 4x4x24).

    By kenrippy July 11, 2001, 04:32 PM

    I have an HP and a Philips and they both work great. People say that Philips really suck, but I just use it for SD2 protected games. I wouldn't recommend a Philips unless it's a second cdrw for your system.

    The HP9100i has never let me down, probably 600+ burns so far.

    By patssle July 11, 2001, 04:54 PM

    whatever you do, DO NOT get a HP burner. it dosnt copy copyright spaces some cds have.

    By HaqDiesel July 11, 2001, 05:02 PM

    I have a Sony 10x4x32x that has been fantastic, and you can get 'em real cheap!

    By kenrippy July 11, 2001, 08:16 PM

    "whatever you do, DO NOT get a HP burner. it dosnt copy copyright spaces some cds have."
    ____________________________________________-

    Like I said, I've backed up 600+ games on my HP9100i and the only ones it won't write true 1:1 copies of are SD2 protected games, that's what the Philips is for.

    You are wrong Patssle.

    By jubjub July 11, 2001, 08:19 PM

    quote:Originally posted by -=kenshin=-:
    i heard dvd-rs are already out but are hellish expensive, would it be able to burn a cdr as well *doesn't see why it shudn't b able too but just curious* ?

    I sold a SCSI DVD burner about a month ago. Went for $400. They can burn cds as well.

    Wasn't very fast, like 1.2 meg a sec. That is really slow when you're buring 9.4GB

    By mrsinster July 11, 2001, 09:38 PM

    OK this should fit your price range and it has burn proof.
    Lite-On 12x10x32 CD Rewriter 12x record, 10x rewrite, 32x read with adptec ez cd Burner software. Retail Version Fedex Saver Shipping $5.00 + $87.00
    Instock YES

    By home skillet July 11, 2001, 11:56 PM

    kenshin i was in the exact same position as u about a month ago. i had a 2x burner and i was soooo sick of waiting 40 min to burn a cd.

    and like u, i was on a budget so i bought the lite on 12x10x32 from newegg. since then i have burned a ton of cds and its worked so great that my bro also decided to pick one up for his computer.

    By CAMS July 12, 2001, 12:43 AM

    quote:Like I said, I've backed up 600+ games on my HP9100i and the only ones it won't write true 1:1 copies of are SD2 protected games, that's what the Philips is for.

    What! 600 games, you must be backing up for the whole neighbourhood.

    By CAMS July 12, 2001, 12:47 AM

    quote:Originally posted by -=kenshin=-:
    Hey guys i'm wonderin which cd rw drive to pick up....and dont' mention plextors i know they are the best but they are way out of my budget range

    OK then how about the Acer 12X or 16X or even 20X. They all have burnproof so you dont need a large buffer, they all will copy SD2 and they are cheap.

    By 311_man July 12, 2001, 02:09 AM

    I've got the Lite-On 12x with BurnProof, and it's a great drive... not a single coaster yet in four months. And you can get this drive for like $90 now, which is a steal!

    By Hateslife July 12, 2001, 04:10 AM

    I've been fairly happy with my HP's... Whatever you do, don't buy a Yamaha... Yamaha's don't support real burn-proof, they do some wierd proprietary thing that doesn't work half as well.

    By Recon July 12, 2001, 07:44 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Trav2003:
    Okay just wanted to point this out, what does the next post say, and then the next after that: You should get a plextor.

    My Toshiba one works great (cept its 4x4x24).

    true but why lie to the guy spend the 50 bucks and get a plextor I mean how much are you "really" gonna save by going cheap?


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