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freckmoto
12-31-00, 12:18 PM
Go out and get yourself a Plextor 12x10x32. They are the best around. I think the Iomegas are ok, but do they have Burnproof? Also, I hear TDK are good as well. Imation drives are made by plextor, however I dont know if the come with Burnproof.
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glc1
12-31-00, 08:42 PM
Plextor and Yamaha produce the best, however, I personally prefer Plextor drives. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

Omnipressive
12-31-00, 08:48 PM
Sony ownz all.

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glc1
12-31-00, 08:57 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Omnipressive:
Sony ownz all.

</font>Not really. They have some of the most problematic dirves on the market. For the most part, when you buy Sony, you pay extra just for their name. They no longer own the consumer electronics market, and they don't even have a foothold on the computer market.

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Excalibur
12-31-00, 11:31 PM
what about hp burners?

glc1
12-31-00, 11:37 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Excalibur:
what about hp burners?</font>A ways behind Plextor and Yamaha.

nicademus8
12-31-00, 11:46 PM
Im looking for a good quality CD burner, what are the best? Has anyone heard anything about those Iomega cdrw's? Thanks.

YARDofSTUF
01-01-01, 01:26 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by glc1:

Originally posted by Excalibur:
what about hp burners?</font>A ways behind Plextor and Yamaha.

My hp is a beauty(for a 4x burner) my friend has a 8x yamaha and it sucks, like mine better.

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Hell_Yes
01-01-01, 01:37 AM
I would consider the new TDK 16X burner. It uses the new sanyo mechanism. It has burn proofing and does 16X across the entire disk.

I love my Yamaha!! Plextor has the best track record for reliability.

shant,
david

colour
01-01-01, 07:21 AM
everyone wants those viao laptops, you know you do. personally i love my midget vaio e203, moded of course.
Those external iomega cd-rw's are damn ugly, if you're going external and iomega wait till the Predators come out in Jan so they say.

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jayyy
01-01-01, 07:57 AM
Is there such thing as a good value-burner at $200 US or under? If you had to take a cheaper model, would you have any preference?

PC101
01-01-01, 08:32 AM
I have a acer 8x4x32, it's less expensive now than when i bought it. But I have not had a single problem with it. You can get it for less that $200

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milwaukeeguy
01-01-01, 12:50 PM
Without a doubt go with the plextor. Burn-proof is a god send. Also you can get it for about $190 with free shipping! How you ask? Go to techbargins.com, find the buy.com $30 off $150 coupon and then buy it from buy.com. It'll come out to about $190.

nicademus8
01-01-01, 05:57 PM
What exactly is "burn proof"? I've heard it mentioned several times but I dont know what it is. Is it a really good thing to have with a CD-RW? Thanks.

glc1
01-01-01, 06:01 PM
BURN-Proof helps prevent buffer underruns by allowing burning to be paused. You see, the buffer on the burner empties when the source can't keep up, and as a result, you get a buffer underrun error. BURN-Proof allows the burning process to be paused when the buffer empties, so burning can continue once the buffer is refilled. BURN-Proof is very usefull when multitasking during a burn on an all IDE system.

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Amro
01-01-01, 06:25 PM
i'm pretty sure hp burners are made by sony.

jonis2coo
01-01-01, 11:01 PM
I have a Iomega 12X4X24 it's pretty good but the computer that its in isnt the greatest so i have problems sometimes other wise its good.

speedie
01-02-01, 03:01 AM
i have a liteon 8x4x32
my roomate has a panasonic 8x4x32
no problems with both, burns playstation games no problem @ 8x if your interested in that...

Suture
01-02-01, 10:57 AM
I have a Yamaha 24x8x8 CD-RW, and have had no problems with it. I would definitely recommend Yamaha, but Plextor is probably the best.

I agree, Sony drives have had problems (I speak from experience).

HP makes a decent one.

fubarman
01-02-01, 04:53 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">I would consider the new TDK 16X burner. It uses the new sanyo mechanism. It has burn proofing and does 16X across the entire disk</font>

I am sorry bit this is incorrect. Burn Proof is not used by Yamaha.


<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Waste-Proof Write Strategy

This exclusive write strategy maximizes stability of the recording environment by combining a large buffer memory, CAV writing support for on-the-fly data backup, and specific fine-tunings to the recording software, resulting in elimination of buffer underruns and waste of media.</font>

This is Yamaha's attempt to compete with Burn Proof, and may I stress that word again . . .attempt. Sorry, just had to get that clear. Go with the Plextor, no one comes close.

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freckmoto
01-02-01, 05:01 PM
Fubar, the way I understood it, TDK burners are made by Plextor, and because of this, I would expect their brand spankin' new 16x to have burnproof just like it's 12x little bro.

Freckmoto

fubarman
01-02-01, 05:32 PM
That's my bad, I thought he was talking about the Yamaha . . . read to fast. I apologize.

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glc1
01-02-01, 06:08 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by freckmoto:
I would expect their brand spankin' new 16x to have burnproof just like it's 12x little bro.</font> and they do

freckmoto
01-02-01, 08:03 PM
http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif I read too fast lots too

Freckmoto

downhill
01-02-01, 08:23 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2"> by jayyy
Is there such thing as a good value-burner at $200 US or under? If you had
to take a cheaper model, would you have any preference?</font>

Yep, your in luck. How about the plexy 12x?
How about $199.00? Just Click here!! (http://cnet.com/shopping/resellers/0-7085-311-2096650-0.html?tag=st.cn.1.sptlt.7085-311-2096650)

My guess it that the 16X must almost be out and so the huge price drop. I'll bet the new Plexys come with Nero, instead of Adaptec though.

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Hell_Yes
01-02-01, 09:21 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by freckmoto:
Fubar, the way I understood it, TDK burners are made by Plextor, and because of this, I would expect their brand spankin' new 16x to have burnproof just like it's 12x little bro.

Freckmoto</font>

I believe that the mechanism are being made by Sanyo.

Fubarman.... I have burned close to 170 disks with my Yamaha 16X... NEVER a bum disk. THe 8Meg buffer is a G-dsend. Couple that with Nero and a 60 Meg RAM buffer and I have no worries. DAO-Raw is being added in the firmware. It works with clonecd. I am very comfortable with my Yamaha purchase. That being said. The new TDK look pretty damned good!!

BTW. burn-proofing is useful in copying uncracked PSX games. Otherwise, I think its a bit overrated.

shant,
david



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glc1
01-03-01, 01:41 PM
I don't think it's overrated. It does exactly what it's supposed to, and it does it very well. Though, your right, BURN-Proof really isn't needed on a drive w/a big buffer, like the Yamaha.

Instiga8er
01-16-01, 02:12 AM
I'm LOVING my HP 9510i (12x8x32 internal IDE)and I believe they are around $250.00. I read that there are actually only a couple of companies that make them and that HP is made by Sony. I've had no problems with mine and am using Nero burner with it. HP also has a good backup program that I used before reformatting and was able to restore several programs (all the saved Diablo 1 and 2 games)without any problems.

freckmoto
01-16-01, 08:00 PM
Typically, Sony made aren't reliable. But if your happy, more power to ya. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif

Freck

Heaven_No
01-17-01, 04:57 PM
TDK 16X with burn proof is out (Sanyo engines). There have been some DOA's, but the working one have gotten raves.

fastchevy
01-17-01, 05:43 PM
i had to go with an external cuz I've used up all of my bays...as far as external goes, my Sony Spressa is great! Never any problems and works great with DVD players as the source, I copy tons of audion CDs that friends buy....oh..scratch that I meant to say that I buy the CDs and copy them in case my purchased CD go bad....yeah that's what I meant to say http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/wink.gif

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Bamafan73
01-20-01, 07:36 PM
Would you all recommed SCSI or an IDE writer with Burnproofing?

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sigma
01-21-01, 09:37 PM
I just went to http://www.dvd.com and clicked on the $30.00 coupon at Buy.com. Then I purchased the TDK Velocd 40/16/10 RW drive for $241.90 including shipping. Although it's backordered I'm in no hurry. Besides I have purchased many things from them before and usually it arrives in less than a week. MaximumPC rated the TDK Velocd 32/12/10 a 10 & their Kick Ass product award just a few months ago. I'm sure this one will be just as good, just faster. Hurry, the Coupon (expires on 1-31)