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Does anyone have any info on the the Plextor 12x/10x/32x Model# PX-W1210TA/SW. this looks like a good writer. and the burnproof technology looks interesting. ive been satisfied with my 4x2x12 sony, but its time to upgrade. has anyone had any experience with it in win 98 or 2000, good or bad, id like to hear. thanks
11-05-2000, 11:18 PM
It's one of the best out there, if not the best. You can't go wrong with Plextor.
11-05-2000, 11:51 PM
I've had one for about a month now and I must say...they rock! I'm using it at work, and I used to close all my apps and prey that it wouldn't get a buffer underrun. Now I can continue to work with my 7-10 apps. (makes my boss happy)
Also, if you use CDRW, go to buy.com and pick up some 4-10x CDRW's, I don't know anyone else who carries these for 1/2 off.
7-10 apps?!?!?!?!? thats awesome!
i know this probably goes on the deals page, but has anyone seen this for around $200? i dont want to spend too much, mostly cuz im broke, but i figure if im gonna spend 200 for a burner anyway, ill probably save in the long run cuz no mo coasters. a few places have it for 235 on http://www.pricewatch.com and http://www.pricegrabber.com
11-08-2000, 10:06 PM
The burner kicks ass. Buy it.
anyone got any info on the TDK VeloCD drives? its got the same burnproof feature and its newer. any one know if this is better than plextor. im leaning toward the plextor rightn now
11-11-2000, 11:01 PM
Go for the plextor, they make some of the best burners on the market. I think that I saw on the deals page that you could get on for about $215 shipped at buy.com
11-12-2000, 01:12 AM
Actually, that TDK Velocd is the way to go if you need DAO. The newer Plextors don't support that feature. If that's not of concern, then you can't go wrong with Plextor.
11-16-2000, 06:34 AM
DAO is Disc at Once recording.. and i would assume the plextor does because i have the older 8x model and it does.
Yeah, Heihachi, it does support DAO.
i got the plex, it works great, although they reccomend that you should install Plex on its own IDE controller to work best, but if i install my CDROM on the same controller as the hard drive the devices will run at the slower speed of the 2, so the HD will run at the same speed as the cd rom which is a considerable drop in preformance. this is not good. either i get slow HD or possibility of coasters. i think its time to get an additional ide controller. i guess ill have to sqeeze something under the agp port.
My First Report
So far ive burned a backup of MS Bookshelf, an audio cd w/o any copy protection and a full backup of Metal Gear Solid v1.0
sorry, im burning bookshelf as i type this. i love this recorder. it takes a little longer when you burn something while online or doing something else, but its definatly worth it. Bookshelf has no copy protect on it so it burns really quick. no problems here.
the audio cd i burned went real quick... after a long wait to "prepare audio tracks". that wasnt cool
Metal Gear was a complete different story, it took over 2 hours to make a copy of each cd. this is because it uses a copy protection and you need to bypass it some how. but it worked perfectly. i have to say im impressed. many cd recorders can't copy these. you have to get a program which will make an exact copy of the cd. this will copy the cd protection also so everytime you want to copy it you have to either do the whole process again or save an image to your hd. the image only takes a few min to write.
basically this is an excellent recorder, but the audio is a little slow. not to much of a problem for me though. i highly reccomend this drive for anyone who makes a lot of cds and doesnt want any more coasters. (aol gives us enough, right)
Figured out what the "prepare audio data" was all about. i guess if your cd reader is too slow for youre burner, it has to copy the data to your hard drive first. dont know why this is happening because i have a 32x reader and its only a 12x writer. it could be because my reader is a generic piece of compaq crap or because i have both drives on the same ide controller. we'll see what happens when i put a new faster drive in.
dont know what im gonna put in yet. plextors are good, but when copying copy protected cds, some sonys, most toshiba atapi cdrom and all toshiba dvdrom drives are better than others.
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