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Old 08-14-02, 09:56 AM   #1
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Need advice on a good CD-RW

I know Plextor gets alot of great reviews for their CD-RWs, but I was wondering if there are others which are just as good (or close enough).

How are the Sony or Yamaha CD-RWs?

Any recommendations or experiences?


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Old 08-14-02, 10:45 AM   #2
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Hi, my buddy who is a pc technician swears by plextor....I know you said other than, but thats another vote for plextor. it has the buffer under prevention and they guarentee no coasters. good luck.

ps: stay away from the hp writers, we have them here at work and they suck.
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Old 08-14-02, 10:56 AM   #3
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Lite-On drives seem to be pretty good. I picked up a 40x12x48 drive at the local computer show for $65. It also has buffer underrun protection, and I hear they supply many OEMs (such as TDK) with their drive.
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Old 08-14-02, 07:42 PM   #4
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During the Staples deal I purchased a Cendyne 32x12x40 CDRW and it's really a rebadged LiteOn! You can still get the Cendyne from Staples & end up paying about $29.99 for it after rebates.



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My friend from work (bygraceonly) bought one as well and it too is a LiteOn.

Great drive!!! Buying another for a Shuttle system that I'm building for use as an Mp3 server.

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Old 08-14-02, 07:43 PM   #5
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For a brandx drive, I've been very happy with my Cyberdrive 32x12x48x. Very fast DAE, no coasters, and $35 when I got mine. www.cyberdrive.com.tw
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Old 08-15-02, 05:29 AM   #6
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sony drives suck
yamaha drives are pretty nice


yes, plextor is head and shoulders above anyone else..

the only other drive (other then a plextor) that I would suggest, would be a lite on.. and thats only if you CANT get a plextor
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Old 08-15-02, 09:04 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestion.

Does the Lite-on come with Burn Protection?

A place nearby sells the Lite-on 48x model for about $40 cheaper than the Plextor 24x and $70 cheaper than the Plextor 40x.
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Old 08-15-02, 11:22 AM   #8
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I absolutely love my Plextor CD-RW.
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Old 08-16-02, 12:48 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sonicflood
During the Staples deal I purchased a Cendyne 32x12x40 CDRW and it's really a rebadged LiteOn! You can still get the Cendyne from Staples & end up paying about $29.99 for it after rebates.



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My friend from work (bygraceonly) bought one as well and it too is a LiteOn.

Great drive!!! Buying another for a Shuttle system that I'm building for use as an Mp3 server.

Sonicflood


Same here, except I paid $2 for mine after rebates. Gotta love the Staples pricematch policy.
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Old 08-16-02, 02:52 AM   #10
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Yup... Lite-On all the way...

Yes it has Burn Proof... I have the one in the pic above (the staples deal this week!) and a 40x12x48 from a deal a few weeks ago... was $39 I think. I also use an Iomega ZipCD 12x10x32 in one PC... had for a while... was one of the first Burn Proof drives out so it's rather old, but gave me faith in the Iomega drives.

Anyhoo... Lite-On is great... and can be overclocked!!!!
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Old 08-19-02, 07:28 AM   #11
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Officemax has a coold deal on the Cendynes:

http://www.slickdeals.net/#p2594

They'll move fast!
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Old 08-19-02, 08:03 AM   #12
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I would have voted for Lite-On but mine died. I know have a Plextor and no problems yet.
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Old 08-19-02, 08:10 AM   #13
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look around for a good deal on a plextor
but dont pay an extra $70 for one

if you cant get find a deal on the plextor.. the lite on is a decent drive to settle for
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Old 08-19-02, 12:46 PM   #14
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I use TDK's 32X10X40 and it works great for me.
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Old 08-19-02, 01:36 PM   #15
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Does plextor manufacture their own drives or are they just a label stamper? I've never had problems with Yamaha. This is my view on the whole thing. If different products offer similar functionality and features then go with the cheapest. Plextor and Yamaha both burn at the same speed and offer burn proof under different names. Both are most likely similar quality.

It's a CD burner, not a video card. You're not really going to notice any difference unless it's a different speed rating.
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Old 08-19-02, 01:46 PM   #16
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For a nice value CD-RW drive, I recommend the Lite-On 32x drive for around $42-48.

For a top of the line unit, check out the Sanyo 24x SCSI with burnproof for around $130-140.
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