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Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/23/2003 1:50:45 PM   
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What low budget and high budget writer gives the best writing quality?

For high budget i'm guessing plextor, but that might be outside my budget.

Budget, budget, budget.
Budget.
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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/23/2003 2:17:13 PM   
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Well, why not first see what drives are available to you, specifically what drives are availeble to you AND in your budget, and then come here and check out their reviews. If the drives don't have reviews here, then I'm sure one our forum members will have some knowledge of the drive in question. When you have it narrowed down a bit, then we can give you our suggestions k?

remember, it's a little tough for us to make suggestions when we don't know what our choices are


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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/23/2003 2:22:32 PM   
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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/23/2003 2:25:10 PM   
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Lite-on is avaliable cheap where I live.

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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/23/2003 3:32:27 PM   
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Ok, here's my suggestion:

Go for the LiteON 48x24x48x model, and then "overclock" it to a LiteON 52x24x52x drive, this will save you about 50 pieces of your currency (sorry I don't know what currency that is...[:I]) However, make sure you get the LiteON 48x24x48x drive, and not the LiteON 48x12x48x drive, since most 48x12x48x drives cannot be overclocked to 52x24x52x. The only reason I warn about this, is that on the webpage, when you click on the LiteON 48x24x48x drive, it shows info on the LiteON 48x12x48x model instead! [:I]

if you really want to, you can spend the extra 50 and get the LiteON 52x24x52x, but it is the same physical drive as the 48x24x48x, it just uses a different firmware.

For info on the quality of the LiteON 52x24x52x I would suggest looking at this review of a Sony 52x24x52x, which is also the same hardware as the LiteON 52x24x52x. It will give you a good idea of what to expect from the drive, performance wise.


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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/25/2003 10:06:21 AM   
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So for writing quality if you are on a low budget the liteon is a good choise and if on a high pudget a plextor?

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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/25/2003 10:21:31 AM   
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Well, PERSONALLY I would choose a LiteON over a Plextor, regardless of budget. Plextors have a few cool features over the LiteON, but if your choice of media is good, you won't see much improvement in burn quality between the two.


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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/25/2003 1:45:59 PM   
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quote:
Originally posted by Dolphinius_Rex

Ok, here's my suggestion:

Go for the LiteON 48x24x48x model, and then "overclock"


How can I overclock ?

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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/25/2003 2:03:25 PM   
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It's in the FAQ section of this forum: http://www.cdrinfo.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8332


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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/28/2003 11:14:04 AM   
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Plextor vs Lite On which is better.
Well if you use very low quality media or some weird bastard dst stamper based cyanine disc with pthalocyanine DST code or vice versa. Then Plextor seems to perform better as Lite On. MMORE sometimes has some weird DST stamper products or disc's made by Moser Baer which can be burned better on a PLextor burner as a Lite ON.2nd thing is that Plextor's powerrec technology will kick in allmost all times with these disc's. (16x for 40x rated disc's.)
Fot all other media Lite On and Plex are put at the same level.

Some disc's that perform exceptional on both brands.
Now if you use Taiyo Yuden then Lite On outperforms Plextor most times.
Mitsubishi Metal AZO disc's(I said Metal AZO not super AZO) can be quite problematic for a Lite On, Plextor burns these fine.

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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/28/2003 12:22:38 PM   
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rjw: Do you know if Mitsubishi's "Digital Vinyl" CD-Rs (the one's that look and feel like records) use the Metal AZO or the Super AZO? I'm getting some rather disturbing results from them (which is why I ask). Low speed testing appears fine, but anything past 12x reading and errors SKYROCKET! I'm thinking it may be due to the grooves on the top layer of the disc causing instability when spun at high speeds. The discs themselves are supposedly certified 16x, but my LiteON 48125W will only burn them at 12x.


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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/30/2003 5:51:49 PM   
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Vinyl disc's is Metal Azo.
INfact it's second generation Metal Azo (or something based on that). Optimised for low recording speeds but should work up to 16x with correct writing quality. These disc's should perform really good at low speeds like 4x.

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RE: Writing quality att differnt budgets - 6/30/2003 8:29:30 PM   
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Yeah, they did perform their best at 4x...I would have liked to them burned at 2x or 1x even just to see if the quality actually improved on them or not.

I had a chance to check an E3 works "digital Vinyl" CD-R and it didn't have the same sky-rocket problem with high speed testing. This leads me to believe that the Metal Azo dye does not get a long well with my burner, and perhaps these discs ARE ok at high speeds, when burned on a drive that supports them better???

so much for my first REAL experience with Mitsubishi LOL!


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