My next Cd Burner?

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#1

I was wondering what writer to get next as my trusted Yamaha 2100 has finally broke. I was thinking about a Lite-on LTR-40125S
which writes at 40x, I can pick one up for around £90. Anyone got any better ideas of what writer I should be buying ?

Cheers.


#2

Do some research in our forums dude


#3

Ok I will but whats your opinion m8

Cheers


#4

All pros and cons are discussed quite extensively in the different forums here (hardware, Plextor, LiteOn)

I will not elaborate on this, because it has been done many many many times before.

In short:
Audio: Plextor
Copy protected stuff: LiteOn

It all depends on what you want to use it for


#5

LiteOn makes some great CD Recorders and I would guarantee that the LiteOn 40x12x48x Burner would be my second choice. I have to recommend that you read about the TEAC 40x12x48x Burner though, because it is a little faster (writing, rewriting, and seek times) and it also supports Mount Rainer out of the box.

Go read the Review:
cdfreaks.com
CDRLabs.com

I hope this helps! :slight_smile:

EDIT: Also, the cdrinfo.com review should be released soon!


#6

[QUOTE]Originally posted by DamianG123
[B]LiteOn makes some great CD Recorders and I would guarantee that the LiteOn 40x12x48x Burner would be my second choice. I have to recommend that you read about the TEAC 40x12x48x Burner though, because it is a little faster (writing, rewriting, and seek times) and it also supports Mount Rainer out of the box.

I read the review of it and it looks pretty good, altough I dont see all the fuss over it supporting Mount Rainer. It seems dead fast at writing but it doesnt support ‘Correct EFM Encoding’ which is a slight down side.

By the way, anyone no where you get those special blank discs from like in the review


#7

Originally posted by bigbadbaugh
It seems dead fast at writing but it doesnt support ‘Correct EFM Encoding’ which is a slight down side.

Not a problem if you don’t need to backup SD2.51 games.

My recommendations (based on review I’ve read and forums):
Teac 40x12x48: super overal burn quality, esp. audio; high build quality; great price for a brand name/high quality drive
LiteOn 40x1248: good price/performance ratio; handles most copy protection schemes
CyberDrive 36x1248: best price/performance ratio; build quality and burn quality as good as LiteOn if not better; may handle most copy protections as well (I’ve seen conflicting reports)


#8

wait for the liteon 48x - the other liteon’s have been fast, reliable, cheap, and all roung a great burnere - with my 24x i stil haven’t had a coaster.

As for audio cd’s , it has a bad reputation, but i 've never had any problems :slight_smile:


#9

I mainly write audio but need to copy games with protection on to, so a good alrounder is what I am looking for.


#10

if u wanna copy games it is probably gonna have to be the liteon [there are a few alternatives] but they’re cheap as well!

to see the “alternatives”, look for the “EFM encoding of regular bit patterns perfectly” at www.elby.org