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10-17-2001, 11:38 AM
I found the subject drive for $156 shipped, and was wondering if this was a good price. Also, is the 24X worth the added expense. Any other brands I should be looking into?
10-17-2001, 06:22 PM
I'm assuming that you are talking about the OEM version, maybe at newegg because they have it for $149 + 7 sh. In terms of reliability and performance, I'd have to recommend the Plextor. I've had the drive for over a year and it is just simply amazing. When I used to run win ME, sometimes my comp would freeze while burning a CD, but the Plextor would finish the job, spit out the CD, then I have to restart the comp. There are of course, cheaper alternatives, such as the Lite-On 24x for a little over $100 or the TDK 24x on sale at best buy for $160 I think, but I'd definitely stick with the plextor. Personally I'd spend the extra 30 bucks and get myself a 24x Plextor just because of the good feeling you'll have when you tell your friends that you have a 24x Plextor CD-RW. And plus, their customer support is awesome, just ask Dopey.
10-17-2001, 07:51 PM
Go for the 24x model. It can burn backups of Safedisc2-protected CD's as well. (The 16x can burn them, but the backups only work on that Plextor drive)
10-17-2001, 11:09 PM
for just reguar burning the 16x will do just fine...
it is a great drive with even better customer service :cool:
10-18-2001, 09:50 AM
I have the 16/10/40 and I it works great. Stick with Plextor. That is an excellent deal. I actually paid $230 for that same drive at a computer show. I guess thats the price for being on the bleeding edge of technology. The 24x is faster (and certainly comes with bragging rights) but the thing is, by the time you hit speeds that high, the 24x can burn a complete disc about 45 seconds faster than the 16x. So you have to decide if that much time is worth your $30 - $40.
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