Question on buying a new Lite-on

vbimport

#1

Hi everyone, this is my first post and i'd like to say thanks in advance for any help i recieve. I just returned an LG 32/12/40 cd-rw drive b/c it would produce one coaster for every good disk. Anyway, i now have to buy a new burner and i'd like to know if i should get the 32/12/40 lite on or the 40/12/48 lite on. What i want to know is how good they each are at backing up games (if there are any differences ie: does one not do a specific copy protection), coaster rates, build quality and of course noise. Thanks again.


#2

Backup ability - both is the same.
Quality - both is the same.
Noise - guess which one that is noisier…the 40X of course…sounds like a powerfull fan blowing when spinning at full speed.

With the 40X you get P-CAV writin technology and mount rainier…which may be nice to have in the future.


#3

recently i bought a cendyne(repackaged liteon 32123s)from staples at bargain price.i like it a lot it does everything i wanted i.e. copying games(incl.safedisk2.5) but i’ve also read here that liteons don’t do a audio copy protections.i guess it depends on what you’ll use it for.good luck


#4

can’t you get a firmware update for the 32x to make it support mt. ranier and p-cav?


#5

all recent liteon firmware upgrades improve media compatability,not what you’re looking for.i am hopeful that liteon will do the right thing and give us what we want-the only reason so many people bought liteons is their ability to copy games-i know i did.after all it’s as easy to stop buying liteons as start buying them again.they know that-i hope.


#6

the new cd protection isn’t a big problem for me b/c i don’t like any new bands (classic rock all the way!) and any songs i want i either have on my comp or have cds of already. So anyway, just to clear it up, the new firmware for the lite-on 32/12/40 burner doesn’t enable p-cav and mt. ranier on it?

Basically what i’d like to know is which is better for burning games, the 40 or the 32.


#7

There will most likely not be mt.rainier or P-CAV for the LTR-32123S drive.

Both should do the game back up job good.


#8

whenever i make backups of copy protected games i use clonyxxl which determines particular copy protection found on cd.it slows down reading and writing-so speed is not important to me as much as p-cav and support for mt.rainier.but i hope that liteon will come out with it soon.


#9

great, i think i’ll just buy the jet loud 40/12/48. my comp is already loud so it’ll just mute the fans for a bit i guess, that and i can just leave my comp alone when i’m not burning i guess.


#10

one other thing, what is p-cav and what’s the diff between it and zone-clv. also, can the 32x be upgraded to p-cav?


#11

Originally posted by evilhom3r
one other thing, what is p-cav and what’s the diff between it and zone-clv. also, can the 32x be upgraded to p-cav?

on the main page, TOP LEFT Corner you would of found this link

cheers


#12

thanks for the link. Lastly, is P-cav better than Z-clv, can the 32x be converted to P-Cav? and as a final thing, how are Lite-ons at burning (not copying) audio cds?


#13

P-CAV Better? Depends on media used…
P-CAV Faster? Yes it’s FASTER.
Write quality still need a bit tweaking with some CD-R disc brands.

The LTR-32125W 32X is P-CAV
The LTR-32123S 32X is Zone-CLV and will stay Zone-CLV.


#14

thanks for the help OC-freak, i’ll get the 32x lite on from newegg.com though b/c of the noise and the fact that i normally only burn at 24x or less for safety. Also, how is Memorex cd-r media? I’m using the 700meg/80min 40x Memorex CD-rs.


#15

Memorex media vary great in quality, since they buy from many different producers. Sometimes they are extremly good, sometimes not so good. It’s a bit of a gamble…