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Old 19th June, 2002, 02:19 AM
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Good CD-RW Drives

I'm out of the loop on what are good CD-RW drives. Got any good manufacteurs? I'm looking in the $60-70 price range; so a Plextor probably won't do
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I own a 16x plex, but I've heard the Lite-on 32x & 40x are good, with good read/write capabilities. (Personally, I always thought lite-ons were tier2 or lower).
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Old 19th June, 2002, 02:30 AM
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I have heard that Lite-on's were good. I think that will be the brand to get.
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I just got an accesstec 32-12-40, and so far it works good. It was like about $55 plus shipping on newegg. And the best part is it comes with nero 5.5! IDK though, I havent had it for long but it does burn cds in like 2 mins, and rewrites them in like 5.
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I use lite-on drives- i have used atleast 50 of them and have only fried one when my PS blew-
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Old 19th June, 2002, 06:06 AM
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I got a lite-on from newegg and it works great, 32x12x40
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You might want to take a look at BenQ drives (Acer has renamed itself!)

www.benq.com

Although personally, I use a Memeorex 12*10*32, and also (briefly, installing on my bro's machine), a second hand Phillips, neither of which have produced a coaster, except through user error!
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Arrow Lite-On

u can overclock the 32x10x40=40x12x48= to a 48x12x48 , see cdfreaks forum under lite-on 4 details.
I now have a 48x12x48
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i have a Lite on works great no probs here

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Lite-On for your price range.
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Although Plextor drives are really, truly THE ONLY CDRW drives to get in my opinion, for your price range, you have to go with something a little lighter on the pocket book. Look into an Sony. You can get one from NewEgg.com for $59 shipped!!! I may look into one for my second box. A 24x burner for 60 bucks? I think so....

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Yep go for a LITE ON

Ive burned successfully at max speed while folding and stress testing. No buffer underruns.
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I use lite-on drives- i have used atleast 50 of them and have only fried one when my PS blew-
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You have had 50 of them. What do u do with them all? I've heard of using blank cd's as decorations but cd-rom drives is a bit excessive
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The 40* Lite-On can be had from Jungle.co.uk just now for £49.99 incl VAT..........
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Right on, Lite on. Just put one in a friends PC, worked every bit as well as my Plextor.
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I'm out of the loop on what are good CD-RW drives. Got any good manufacteurs? I'm looking in the $60-70 price range; so a Plextor probably won't do
I have a Cyberdrive CW058D - not sure you heard of that brand?
It is a 32x12x48 and solid quality as well as silent. Should nearly meet your price expectations. For info www.cyberdrive.com
I can recommend it especially as the bios is flashable
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