AD-5200A - Where to buy?

[qanda]This thread is about the Optiarc AD-5200A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I am looing to BUY a set of 11 Optiarc AD-5200A Drives.

I was given that part # by Microboards for use in a “copywriter” CD/DVD tower that I own.

My current drives are worn out and need to replace all of them.

I live in the USA and can not seem to find the AD-5200A for sale anywhere.

It only seems to be available in the UK.

Is there a different part or model # for USA?

Thanks in advance,


I would be quite surprised if it wouldn’t work with AD-7200A, 7201A, or 7203A instead - they’re all the same as the 5200 mechanically, but with different features enabled / disabled, with the 5200 being the one with the most features disabled.

Yep, just buy a bunch of AD-7200As. It’s the same drive as the AD-5200A, only the AD-7200A has support for DVD-RAM. Of course, do some research first. If those AD-5200A drives need to be loaded with custom duplicator firmware, then you need to find out whether the AD-7200A can be cross-flashed into an AD-5200A so that it can use said firmware.