Which drive should I keep? LTR-48246s or LTR-48125w

Ok. I bought two Cendyne 48x12x48 drives today. One is for me and the other for a family member. On the back of one box it indicates the drive as being a ltr-48246s and the other box a ltr-48125w. Which drive should I keep. I’m wondering if the one box is really a 48x24x48 and thats the one I should keep. Any suggestions?

I’d keep the 48246S, it can be OC’ed to 52x. Open it to really be sure that it contains what it says it contains. I payed for a buslink 48x12x48x drive and inside I found the 48246s drive. You never now until you open it.

I agree with kgatwork, keep the LTR-48246S (48x24x48) for yourself and the LTR-48125W (48x12x48) for a family member. The LTR-48246S also offers 24x rewritable speed and can be overclocked to a 52x24x48 (a la LTR-52246S). The LTR-48125W offers 12x rewritable speed.

Consider yourself lucky and keep the 48246s. I got a CenDyne 48x12x48 this weekend at Office Max (US $29.99 after rebate), and they were nice enough to check all they had in stock for me, but they were all 48125.

Stay tuned for future reviews and confirmations, but the 48246S may also copy protected audio, the 48125S cannot.

Originally posted by rdgrimes
Stay tuned for future reviews and confirmations, but the 48246S may also copy protected audio, the 48125S cannot.
That may end up being its ultimate selling point, although I have yet to run into a protected audio CD (I even checked out the soundtrack to Attack of the Clones from the local library due to its reputation for copy protection. Clony found no protection and it copied without a problem on my 40125 (o/c with vs06) and my 48125 (native vs06). It’s tough to test a drive for ability to read protected audio CDs when you can’t find any to test with…

Hi rdgrimes

Any input regarding the LTR-52246S ( 52X/24X/52X ) CD-RW ?
Audio Protection?

Any thing else special? I have just picked oneof them and upgraded my OC’d 40@48.

Appreciate any input.:slight_smile:

Any input regarding the LTR-52246S ( 52X/24X/52X ) CD-RW ?

I’ve burned about 100 CDR’s in mine, no problems. It is every bit as good a reader and writer as my 48x, and i though the 48x was nearly perfect. Neither of them will burn all the way to 48x/52x with 99% of the media out there, they always slow at some point and finish at 24x-40x. so over-all burn times are much the same as the 40x with some media, and faster with others. (2:40 to 3:00). I have never seen a copy-protected audio disc, so I can’t offer any input there. the 52x, like the 48x, will burn to a wide range of media without errors, but I have yet to see any “real” 52x media, nor “real” 48x. The 52x drive would finish in about 2:30 if I could get the right CDR in it.

Originally posted by rdgrimes […] but the 48246S may also copy protected audio, the 48125S cannot.
Sounds great, but why do you think so? I won’t believe it until I can confirm this by myself.
(Which means that I’ll have to buy one of these… :p).

Originally posted by kgatwork
I’d keep the 48246S, it can be OC’ed to 52x. Open it to really be sure that it contains what it says it contains. I payed for a buslink 48x12x48x drive and inside I found the 48246s drive. You never now until you open it.

Maybe I’m stupid now, but what would be a good reason for overclocking a 48x-burner to a 52x?
I don’t know about you, but I have enough time to wait those 10 extra seconds it might take when burning with the 48x compared to the 52x… :stuck_out_tongue:

I have enough time to wait those 10 extra seconds

It’s actually about 20sec on a full CDR. More or less the same as the difference between a 40x and 48x drive.

It might me so, but pure therotical the speed difference is approximately 8 seconds.
80 min. x 60 sec. = 4800 sec. at 1x
At 48x (average) it would take 100 seconds to burn a full 80 min CD and at 52x (average) that would be 92,3 sec. But since the average speed is a lot less than the max speed I doubt the difference in time could be as much as 20 seconds.

But if it feels like the difference is that much and those seconds are important I don’t mind. Go ahead and hunt seconds. :slight_smile:
I still think that if a burner is made for a certain speed, the mechanical specifications are also made for that speed, and to raise the speed above the specifications might wear more on the mechanical parts and endanger the reliability.

I bought the Cendyne 48x12x48 the drive model on the box says LTR-48246 and the drive is recognised as the same thing.Now is it really a 48x24x48?

Most probably it is. The question is where to get hold of 24x RW-discs to test it… :confused:

Originally posted by Rodini
Most probably it is. The question is where to get hold of 24x RW-discs to test it… :confused:

Exactly!