Plextor Premium vs Lite-On

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#1

So what is the difference between the Plextor Premium vs the Lite-On drives. If they are both considered 2 sheep writers, would it be worth upgrading from my existing plextor drive? I already own a 2 sheep lite-on.
So what is the deal with the plextor premium drive???


#2

The Plextor Premium has a whole mess of neat features. The Lite-ON is more of a budget drive.


#3

a whole mess

Couldn’t have said it better myself! :wink: It remains to be seen if, other than the new Plextools, any of those “features” are useful. Even the 32x rewrite speed is as yet unavailable with current media.


#4

Well here is the first review of the Plextor Premium (as far as I know).

And there are a few features that are usefull (for me).

Never thought that I would recommend a Plex’s. :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

I like buget drives when they can burn every copy protection. If a drive cost $200 but still can’t copy SD, what is the point of getting it. Just for 32x rewrite, I don’t think so. Who cares, I normally burn stuff all under 16x anyway.


#6

Originally posted by jackal2001
If a drive cost $200 but still can’t copy SD, what is the point of getting it. Just for 32x rewrite, I don’t think so.

Well, in Holland the Plex Premium is €141, so I don’t think it will cost $200.

And this beauty will copy almost every (game and audio) protection available at the moment: SD2.8, SD2.9, SecuROM new, K2A, Cactus Data Shield!! :bow:


#7

Well… the 32x RW feature is fun…
But other then that… What does the plextor have more / better then the liteon ?

Features that are needed to make a good audio cd ? (This shows IMHO a big weakness of the plextor if it needs special low writing modes to make a good cd)

Other features like noise reduction ? (Anyone heard of cdspeed or cdbremse or whatever ?)

And who knows what other stuff the drive has which no one uses anyway.

On top of that, the plextor is picky about media, has a weaker burn, and is slower then a real 52x drive.

Nah, if i could choose between the 2 i would choose the plextor…(huh :o )…

Sell it and buy a liteon and have some extra $$$ :bigsmile: (AH :cool: )


#8

and is slower then a real 52x drive
What defines a real 52x drive??? The Premium writes at 52x, can’t get any more real than that… True, it’s slower than a Lite-On at full speed if that’s what you mean. GigaRec is a great feature if you use it. I just copied a 111 minute MP3 file to an 80 minute disc, something that would be impossible to do with a Lite-On recorder.

The SilentMode is a welcome addition and the Premium drive is noticeably quieter than my LTR-52246S drive. The Plextor drive will write audio just as good as any Lite-On drive. The special VariRec mode is intended for picky players such as car stereo’s (it’s much like Yamaha’s Audio technology). By changing the laser power you can write an audio disc suited for a drive that normally couldn’t play audio back-ups.


#9

GigaRec is a great feature if you use it.
If your drives can read it…out of all my drives, only the premium and the liteon dvd-rom can read it :frowning:


#10

GigaRec is a great feature if you use it.

Also extremely slow, but does have a use when you need to put that much on one CDR.


#11

Originally posted by jackal2001

So what is the deal with the plextor premium drive???
It depends on what comes within your sight.


#12

things the premium can do and the lite-on can’t:

  1. 32x rw
  2. Gigarec
  3. C1/C2 error checking
  4. Securec
  5. copies almost all audio protected cds (and in fact i think it can copy ALL protected cds)

These are real usefull features for me and justifies completely the higher price.

things a lite-on can do and the premium can’t:

  1. being cheaper

Feel free to add some more features of the premium.


#13
  1. 32x rw - where do you find media at that speed that this burner will like.
  2. Gigarec - can’t use if trying to make a 1:1 copy of a protected cd.
  3. C1/C2 error checking, ??? if error checking, will it try to correct errors that are implemented by copy protections… I don’t really know what this feature is or does.
  4. Securec - useless unless you don’t want your wife looking at your porn on cds. :eek:
  5. Copies all audio cds… I never copy audio cds because I don’t really listen to music that much. The radio is fine for going to work.

IMHO if the premium can copy SD 3x or SR 5x in the future and the lite-ons can’t. Then it would be worth getting. Other than that, not worth the extra bucks. But hey I remember paying $300 for my plextor back in the day.:o


#14

Originally posted by haldol
things the premium can do and the lite-on can’t:
3. C1/C2 error checking

LiteON drives can certanly do C1/C2 error checking. WSES was one of the first utilitys to check C1 (albeit dangerous), and Karr’s KProbe is one of the best pieces of software I have seen.

5. copies almost all audio protected cds (and in fact i think it can copy ALL protected cds)

Later LiteOn firmwares also does almost all audioprotections :smiley:


#15

Feel free to add some more features of the premium
Oh my god. A Plextor-Maniac :stuck_out_tongue:

My Plextor Premium FAILS on Cactus 100 V3.

Concerning the measurements: Beta Measurement can be done with WSES as well :wink:

Concerning write quality on CD-RW, it seems to be better than in the LiteOn, at least with Mitsubishi media (when using the media which had been bundled with the LiteOn, neither drive is able to produce a readable disc).

Concerning Gigarec: The error rate is 150x higher on the same Taiyo Yuden disc, compared to normal 52x recording :Z