Asus E616A3 DVD-ROM

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#1

I have been reading good things about the Asus E616A2 drive and am interested in getting one. However, all I can find is the E616A3 drive, and I have not been able to find much info/reviews on the A3. Is the A3 as good as the A2 for reading, ripping, and error correction on DVDs and CDs? Thanks


#2

One of the obvious differences between the A2 and the A3 is that the A2 has a [U]2MB buffer[/U], whereas the A3 has a [U]192KB buffer[/U]. Both can operate in UDMA5 mode (Ultra ATA100). I have two A2’s (see my sig) and have no apparent problems with either one. They are super fast, smooth & quiet! However, I can’t attest to their accuracy or error correction ability. Maybe someone else can weigh in here with some real test data on these drives.


#3

Still prefer my lite on 1846 aac/pro above the asus e616a3… I have the impression it is slower than the lite on but it is very quiet… still haven t had any problems reading anything… In my vision, if speed doesn t matters, it s not a bad choice…