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> Welcome AnttiP
Thanks! I’ve been ramdomly reading CDFreaks something like 10 years but this is the first time I wrote something to the forum myself
I didn’t know that NEC is now known as Optiarc… This seems to be a perfect drive for me. Thanks guys!!
My local store does sell a newer version of this drive (“Sony NEC Optiarc AD7203A”). I assume that the version 7203 is as good as 7200? They should have same chipset etc. so are there any quality related discrepancies?
One guy wrote a comment to the review by CDFreaks:
I’d no 7200A, I’d a 7203A
DVD+R/-R: very good - excellent
CD-R: TY(12x, 5y old) not readable
CD-RW: noname (from Feurio, 10x, 5y old) not readable
DVD+RW: Verbatim 8x (MKMA03) not readdable, I’ve only 1 test medium
Philips041 with performance problems when formatted on other drive (Pioneer 106 / Benq 1650) "
Do you have experience or have you read more about these problems with older CD-Rs? That would be a nasty surprise because I do own quite a lot of older CD-Rs.
I quickly read through the review and noticed the following text about DAE: “The extraction quality was excellent and performance was very good. However, the Optiarc AD-7200A does not support reading lead-in or lead-out.”. What does this mean in practise? I can’t read table of contents or lead-out data? How does this matter?