How many burn with a burner?

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#1

how many burn can u make with a burner like my 1633sx liteon…
100, 200, 500, or more than 500?


#2

how long is a piece of string?


#3

Till it quits burning


#4

if your asking how many quality burns…well that’s another story.


#5

most optical drives are rated for 50,000 to 100,000 hours of operation.


#6

Regardless of the brilliant first answers above, and regardless that the issue is moot and of low relevance especially that every 3-4 months we get new models at declining low prices and every few years we get new technology/format, I suspect there should be some number, any number, that quantifies the life of a drive, mechanically or optically; Like you have for hard drives, like you have for light bulbs, like you have for jet engines. And yes, this is MTBF, so YMMV.


#7

Yo-

It is a LiteOn - so the number could be either very short or very long-

A lot depends on the LiteOn QC - and your care and feeding-

Good medias will extend the life of any drive IMO(the drives do not have to work so hard at giving a good burn)-

Mike


#8

twice as long as half its length :wink:


#9

alright cocky :wink:


#10

Very true what Bigmike7 said, also if you are reading good media with the drive it will also extend the life of the drive.

On the Lite-On web site it is said MTBF (Life) 70,000 Hours so if everything goes OK and you look after your drive, you should get about 100,000 Burns.


#11

sorry couldn’t help myself :wink:


#12

so it is good for life, u can make thousand burns without any big problesms…
I have seen a guy telling me that his burneres did 100 burns, then he had to change of burner.

we are far away from the 100’000 hours of operation.
so my question is: how many burns have u done so far on one burner.???i am now at 50-60burns with a liteon extern…and no problem.


#13

About 180 full burns on a 3 month old NEC 3500.


#14

I have a 2 year old Lite-on 451s, which has been an 832s for about 6 months, and it’s got well over 1000 burns and counting.