Last-minute questions before buying 52327S

I’m gonna buy a LiteON 52x32x52x drive tomorrow, but I have few last-minute questions before I rush out to buy it tomorrow.

I’m not really an expert on these CD things but I do have some basic knowledge about CD burner.

Questions:
I heard that LiteOn has two different models of 52x32x52x drive and one of them is 52327S, so what are their difference and which one should I buy? Why?

I’m looking for a drive that has fastest reading speed and fastest burning speed for both cd-r and cd-rw, is this the drive to get? It seems it’s the cheapest drive and LiteOn is a famous manufacture.

What other things should I consider before/when buying?

I gonna sleep now and I’ll read all your reply when I wake-up tomorrow, thanks!

The 7S is smaller than the 6S and has problems with write-quality which will likely take a few firmware updates to fix, the 6S is a mature product with outstanding write-quality.

The 7S is faster to write on all media that I’ve tested on it, much faster to recognize and spin up a disc, and write quality on 12x RW media looks to be hugely improved. But if you want a proven performer, get the 6S for sure.

Originally posted by rdgrimes
if you want a proven performer, get the 6S for sure.

What is “proven performer”?:rolleyes:

And please explain more about the difference between the 6S and 7S in detail, this is very important to me.

It’s all right here.
We know very little about the 7S, we know a lot about the 6S.

Originally posted by rdgrimes
It’s all right here.

This post is too technical for me, I just don’t know what all those graph represent.

Ok, let me ask some questions about the 6s and 7s, please answer them for me:

Is the 6s and 7s use the same chipset?

Is the hardware of both drives are the same or totally redesigned?

Which one has shorter casing?

What’s the writing strategy when RE-writting 24x and 32x of both drive?

Why would LiteOn stop making 6s?

What’s the reason LiteOn release 7s after the 6s was made?

How is the error rate when bruning CD-r at 52x of both drive? Just rate it.

What function that the 7s is worse than 6s?

>Is the 6s and 7s use the same chipset?

Different chipset. Mediatek 6 for 52246S and Mediatek 7 for 52327S.

>Is the hardware of both drives are the same or totally redesigned?

Probably different, but there is no 100% conclusive proof on this yet.

>Which one has shorter casing?

7S

>What’s the writing strategy when RE-writting 24x and 32x of both drive?

Err?? Skip

>Why would LiteOn stop making 6s?

??

>What’s the reason LiteOn release 7s after the 6s was made?

Manufacturing savings? Don’t know, I’m just guessing.

>How is the error rate when bruning CD-r at 52x of both drive? Just rate
> it.

Not enough data available to compare.

>What function that the 7s is worse than 6s?

Not enough data to compare yet. Sorry.

regards,
Halcyon

Thanks Halcyon.

rdgrimes you’ve got both drive, I know U can answer all these questions.

I already answered you… if you want a proven performer, get the 6S. The 7S is a completely new drive that has not been well tested, but it appears to have some burn and read quality problems.

@rdgrimes

Did you get a chance to try CCD with the 7s against a safedisk 2.8 or above to se how well it would perform? Just curious if the bug carried over.