Old 25-11-2007   #1
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S203B and S203D?

Are they any different at all?
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Old 29-11-2007   #2
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Re: S203B and S203D?

Yeah I'd like to know this as well. I haven't been able to find any information that tells me the exact differences. From what I've found it looks like the difference is lightscribe support for one of them, is that the whole difference or is there anything else different about these two models?
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Nope now I actually just found information that suggests that the lightscribe version is the SH-S203P and N models.. *sigh*
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Re: S203B and S203D?

It seems that the 203B is vanishing from the market....
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Re: S203B and S203D?

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Yeah I'd like to know this as well. I haven't been able to find any information that tells me the exact differences.
You might have a look into the FAQ
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It seems that the 203B is vanishing from the market....
The availability of the 203B is excellent here in Germany
177 offers for the 203D, and ~250 offers for the 203B (source: www.geizhals.at/de)
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Re: S203B and S203D?

Thanks for pointing me to the faq. That helped. It still doesn't say if there are any difference between the B and D model. Neither does it mention the P model of the 203. Any input on those?
Can I buy a D model and expect it to perform just as well as the B?
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Thanks for pointing me to the faq. That helped. It still doesn't say if there are any difference between the B and D model.
I assume, you have also read the specs sheet that is attached. 203D has lower DVD+R DL write speeds.
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Neither does it mention the P model of the 203. Any input on those?
Can I buy a D model and expect it to perform just as well as the B?
I think, the D should be similar to the B. The new P (haven't yet looked into the specs) might be the Lightscribe version of the D.

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Re: S203B and S203D?

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Hi,I assume, you have also read the specs sheet that is attached. 203D has lower DVD+R DL write speeds.
Michael, I'm looking at the pdf spec sheet and it lists the +R9 write speed as 16x for both 203B and 203D. Only difference I see is the -R9 read speed as it's 16x for 203B and 12x for 203D.

WTH, there's another new model now, S203P, w/LS. It has some TruDirect writing capabilities.
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Michael, I'm looking at the pdf spec sheet and it lists the +R9 write speed as 16x for both 203B and 203D. Only difference I see is the -R9 read speed as it's 16x for 203B and 12x for 203D.
Apologies, then I mixed that up in my previous post.
Thanks for the clarification

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Ok since the B looks pretty scarce here in Norway right now I'm gonna go for the D version then. Hopefully it's as good as the B sounds like. I've only been able to find white B models in stock and white is soo 90's

Thanks alot for your patient replies. I have to admit I looked long and hard at that pdf and still didn't notice that one difference between the B and D.
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Re: S203B and S203D?

So, anybody has 203D and is it as good as 203B?
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Re: S203B and S203D?

It's probably the same except instead of releasing new firmware for the 203B for free they just released a new model.
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Re: S203B and S203D?

Change of suppliers for some/one of the parts I would think due to either price or availability.

Anyway, I just got a 203D. Only installed it a short time ago, but it was able to burn a Ritek DVD+R DL that failed on the second layer in my other drives. Quality was 91/Class 4.
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