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Can someone help me with picking the right CD-RW burner.

by Jastik / December 9, 2004 5:36 AM PST

Hey, I'm looking for a burner that won't stop working on me. I've purchased 2 burners that broke down in only a couple of uses. I don't care about the speed and stuff, I just need recommendations of CD-RW drives. One that can burn hundreds of CDs and not stop burning. Thanks.

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Re: Can someone help me with picking the right CD-RW burner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 5:41 AM PST

That is VERY VERY ODD!

The last time we encountered such a thing...

1. The case was far too hot. It was cooking the drives.
2. The power supply was fair too out of spec.

I've used from 9 dollar to 30 dollar CDRW drives for years now and they do very well. At this price I'm very happy as they go past 2 years old.

My thought here is that something else is wrong.

Bob

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Re: Can someone help me with picking the right CD-RW burner.
by Jastik / December 9, 2004 5:47 AM PST

How do I check if something else is wrong? My first burner was on my old computer - that one was fairly cheap. The other one automatically came on my Alienware computer, so I don't know how much that one cost. I've seen searching on the internet on drives for the burner but that hasn't worked. Thanks for replying so quick !

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Did you just write "drivers" for a CDRW?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 5:59 AM PST

Windows doesn't need such. However you may need software to record onto CDR or CDRW with.

I use http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ a bit.

Bob

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Re: Did you just write "drivers" for a CDRW?
by Jastik / December 9, 2004 6:10 AM PST

I use Ahead Nero. Also my CD-RW is a Lite-ON LTR-48246S

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Is the FIRMWARE the latest for that drive?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 6:44 AM PST
http://www.cdfreaks.com/drive/48

Also, now that you note that drive model, something does not jive with your claims such died in a few months. These models were available in the early 2003 timeframe. This is late 2004 so you may have had this unit for almost 18 months. Given the prices we pay for CDRW drives you may have to pay out 20 to 40 bucks or less every 1 to 2 years.

Bob
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Re: Is the FIRMWARE the latest for that drive?
by chuckieu / December 11, 2004 2:29 AM PST

I kind of wondered, based on your hundreds of CDs comment, whether you using the deck for a commercial purpose? Anyway, the 8x DVD-RW dual format burner I bought is down to $49.00 US. That has a 40x CD burn speed. Something you might keep in mind. chuck

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