I recently bought an Asus 52/24/52 drive. Writing data is just fine and fast, but audiofiles better stay away from this one.
Listen to this horror story: as I’m very picky on audio I only download the finest MP3 crop, and when I extract audio from cd, I always go for a non compressed format. So, all the audiofiles were of a decent to excellent quality.
Here we go for the first audiocompilation: quiet passages get filled with audio jitter (digital added noise and interference noises), especially noticeble in the fade out / fade in areas of a song (which the original files on the harddisk don’t have), and I only wrote on 4 speed (lower is not possible when using Nero or Easy CD Creator with this drive).
So, I checked the cables, first used Nero, then Easy CD Creator, but the result stayed the same. Data goes down well, but writing audio sucks, if you are an audiofile. Then I used different media: FUJI, TDK, PHILIPS, but no change.
I’m using a Pentium II 233 mhz, 128 MB RAM, with Windows SE and used latest version of Nero and Easy Cd Creator. The soundcard is a Soundblaster AWE64 gold (and this one worked fine with my former trusted drive: an old Philips with a maximum of 4 speed writing, but it did a far better audiojob than the Asus.
If anyone has any ideas to get the audiojitter out, what to do to get the audio jitter away? Please, send me an email as I don’t check this spot so very much.