i have searched the entire web learnt a lot about burners recently have had much conflicting information i think you are the final people i shall ask here !! i am due to buy a cd-rw i have narrowed down to the following crx160e (which i favour cos i can get it very cheap) ricoh 7083a or Mitsumi 4805te ( my latest choice so far this 1 i will buy depending on your advice) i only want one of these three i would prefer the sony but ive heard they are not as good as Mitsumi please please please shed some light on these drives for me, especially why i shouldnt buy the sony as i really want this drive !!! ANY HELP WILL BE MOST APPRCIATED MANY THANKS (i will be using them to backup my games mostly) pc.dc.psx:
I think one of the best resources for a drive capability is the CloneCD Hardware Requirements
Great drive. Can read and write almost all protections but does not support SafeDisc 2. PSX should be no problem. Too bad is has no burnproof technology.
Is has the same capabilities but is has no Burnproof technology either (at least none that CloneCD supports) which is a big disadvantage when burning at high speeds…
Same as the Ricoh…
I would go for the Sony… However, Ricoh and Mitsumi are basically the same and are also very good drives. The choice is yours
Thanks for the info G@M3FR3@K appreciate it very much do you by chance how much the sony can burn upto eg: 80,90mins the Mitsumi can do upto 99mins ?? 1 more question please why would you recomend the Sony over the Mitsumi and is there anything the Sony Cant do compared to the Mitsumi? thanks again:)
Oops I just saw that the Sony CRX160e also has no burnproof technology so my previous recommendation was pretty useless… Sorry
I don’t know about 90 minutes CD-R with the Sony since it’s not mentioned in this list.
The Ricoh and Mitsumi can make SafeDisc 2 back-ups that work in the recorder and so far that’s the only difference I can see between the mentioned drives… My SafeDisc 2 list can be found here.
Sorry I can’t help you more
Cheers for the reply again i think the Mitsumi is my safest bet ps: on my travels i did see that cds4u page, is their any site where i can get reading times for these CD-RW as in how long it takes to backup a game (exept gamecopyworld)…shall i go for it then (Mitsumi) >> ?? thanks for the info …
I tried to find some reviews (tried http://www.cd-rw.org http://www.cdrwcentral.com http://www.cdr-info.com , etc.) on these drives but couldn’t find any… sorry I think you can go for the Mitsumi because it has a good reputation (but so does the Sony and Ricoh). As long as you stay away from Philips you should be ok
Thanks for that !! ill stick with the mitsumi !!