Newbie question: 40x and 48x burner

I like to buy either of 40x or 48x burner this weekend. There are so many different models to choose from, and I’m confused. I’ll appreciate if someone can help me to select the best one. I’m also interested in overclocking. The Lite-On models that I know are as follows.

40X Burner
LTR-40125S, LTR-40125W

48X Burner
LTR-48125W, LTR-48126S, LTR-48246S:confused:

Go for the Lite-on 48126S or 4824S. Either one can be flashed easily to a 52246S. Unfortunately it is not possible to overclock the 40125S or W to such a level!

The 48X burner is good enough and I don’t think that there will be any diferrence between a 52X and 48X burner in terms of speed.

If you have the cash go for the 482428 and O/C it to 52X.

If not, go for 40X and O/C to 48X.

Originally posted by kwatch

There are so many different models to choose from, and I’m confused. I’ll appreciate if someone can help me to select the best one. I’m also interested in overclocking. The Lite-On models that I know are as follows.

40X Burner
LTR-40125S, LTR-40125W
48X Burner
LTR-48125W, LTR-48126S, LTR-48246S:confused:

Well, it’s actually up to your needs and size of the pocket.
And here’s 2 OC alternatives :

LTR-40125S (W) --> LTR-48125S (W)

LTR-48126S/ LTR-48246S --> LTR -52246S

So, the LTR-48126S would probably be the smartest choice :wink:

Originally posted by BoSkin
[B]

LTR-48126S/ LTR-48246S --> LTR -52246S

So, the LTR-48126S would probably be the smartest choice :wink: [/B]

The main boost is the possibility for ultra high speed rewriting, aHUGE jump to 24X from the previous maximum of 12X. So I’d definitely go for that model.

Originally posted by 83bj60

The main boost is the possibility for ultra high speed rewriting, aHUGE jump to 24X from the previous maximum of 12X.
So I’d definitely go for that model.

Hard to disagree with that :smiley:
On the other hand, AFAIK, the 48126S is overclockable to the 52246S.
So, why spending mo’ money on the 48246S if you was gonna OC it anyway ?
That’s what I actually meant :wink:

Well I don’t want to sound sour but after my experiences overclocking my previous 40125S to 48X (ended up producing tons of errors and was fortunately replaced under warranty) I’m in no hurry to try again!!!

Originally posted by 83bj60

The main boost is the possibility for ultra high speed rewriting, aHUGE jump to 24X from the previous maximum of 12X. So I’d definitely go for that model.

Yep. Here’s just an example of what I said above :

Originally posted by obscure_detour

flashed my LTR-48126S to a LTR-52246S and everything works peachy. Windows likes it, nero likes it, WinOnCD like its, and Padus. I wrote at 52x fine with the supplied CDR media that came with my drive. As far as CDRW speed I don’t know as the cd they supplied was only 4x-12x rewrite speeds so until I get some 24x cdrw media I can only hope that works.

:wink: :smiley:

Originally posted by 83bj60

I’m in no hurry to try again!!!

Yeah, kinda understand that . Nevertheless, that was not the point .

Cool car anyway :wink:

Off topic

Did you buy any digital camera, btw ?

@83bj60

Off topic

Perhaps the one for you ? Sigma SD9

Well I don’t want to sound sour but after my experiences overclocking my previous 40125S to 48X (ended up producing tons of errors and was fortunately replaced under warranty) I’m in no hurry to try again!!!

Same experience here BJ with both 40x and 48x drives. But I was also lucky enough to get one of those “perfect” 48x drives that writes and reads so well I hesitate to replace it with anything. I will deffinitely never flash it.