View Full Version : Oh God PLEASE HELP ME!
07-19-2001, 12:23 AM
I recently went to CompUSA and bought the TDK 12x drive when I got home I noticed it was the rebadged Ricoh.
I pretty much know all there is about the model numbers and stuff.
I just want to know if the 12x"Rebadged Plextor" is better than the 12xA"Rebadged Ricoh".
Please give me some feed back and specs.
Burn-Proof vs. Just-Link, etc...
I still have not opened my 12xA from CompUSA and I am trying to decide if I should take it back.
Please help it is taunting me to open it.
I am dead tired and just want some good info to base a decision off of.
Input is needed.
07-19-2001, 04:12 AM
uh, well my friend has a 12x tdk velocd. It's got burnproof, but i'm not sure if it's a plextor or a ricoh. I thought it was a plextor, but it might not be. His kicks ass if that's what you're wondering about.
I'm just curious why aren't u going for a little more speed, and buying off the internet?
07-19-2001, 12:34 PM
A) The Ricoh has a tray with a door on it and the Plextor is just a regular tray.
B) After I get the rebates back it actually will cost less from CompUSA ($80). I didn't see the sense in paying $100 more to save two minutes a burn. Because pretty soon that burner will be as much as the one I am buying now. So in the end I will have two burners and altogether it will be cheaper than the one 24x burner.
07-22-2001, 04:55 AM
well, i'm glad you settled that, so did u open it?
07-22-2001, 09:06 AM
For info like this I would try the coaster factory web site.
But either way, that is a good price.
BTW if you use the stock adaptec Easy Cd you will be burning a lot slower compared to using an after-market burner software like Nero.
I don't know the legistics of it, but using Nero has cut minutes off my burns and it is far more reliable.
07-23-2001, 12:28 AM
I finally decided to open it.
Every thing you could want is included.
2 Cd-R (12x)
1 CD-RW (10x)
1 TDK CD Mark-R
a video tape (I havent watched it yet)
it also includes Nero (deffinately a plus)
Shortly after I opend it I recieved a reply at another horum saying that the rebadged Ricoh which is the one I got did better than the Plextor version on the review he had read.
I love it. It saved me from 80 buffer underuns on my first burn. The only thing is if I chose to simulate the burn before I actualy burn it I get a message saying buffer underun and it ejects the cd then it closes back up and actualy burns the disc. Everything comes out just fine.
Anyone know why it does this?
07-28-2001, 12:37 AM
It was just kidding. :D
07-28-2001, 01:13 AM
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