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    Finally, no ****ty cd rom drive

    I finally went and got a kenwood 62x : ). A little impulsive spending but it feels good. My old cd rom drive worked, but when u put a new cd in it would eat up all the cpu power for a minute. Ill sell the thing on ebay, unless someone in here wants it for one dollar. Its a 40x generic, sandra gave it 19xs, drive index of 1842. 1 dollar.
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    Great decision. I got my Kenwood a few weeks ago, and while the price was much higher than any other CD-ROM, the difference is incredible.

    No more spinup delay, no more aircraft-taking-off sound when you want a file.

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    Do they read CD-Rs and CD-RWs well?

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    is there LINUX drivers for that CDROM if so send it my way.... will take it from you

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    I just bought a Kenwood 72x and I'm not impressed. It has difficulty reading CDRW or 'burned' CDs. It also does not even come close to 72X speed even using brand new retail CDs. I think I bought a faulty Kenwood CDROM. My generic 44X worked faster.
    I hope this is a bad one, because if i spent $130 for no improvement then I'm pissed.
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    I've had to Kenwood truex drives and they both sucked.
    You did what to whos' dog for how many jellybeans?

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    I'm not sure bout those linux drivers. Its just the most god damn generic drive out there. ill check, but i doubt it. ONE DOLLA!!!
    Yeah... bout' the only thing you wouldn't want to overclock, would be your clock...
    Unless you just want to be early all the time..

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    My drive has no trouble at all reading gold or silver CDRs. And if you use blue or green... not our fault you won't pay for quality.

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    Please consider me for the CD-Rom...mine just died and I am very poor lately I will pay $5 plus shipping...let me know...I am in a world of hurt!

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    sold to markjs, i wrote you btw
    Yeah... bout' the only thing you wouldn't want to overclock, would be your clock...
    Unless you just want to be early all the time..

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    yep, I have concluded that my Kenwood CDROM drive TrueXly sucks.

    For the same $130, I could have bought four of those incredibly fast 'Mitsumi' 44X drives. Maybe I'll just swap the little tray doors around so the generic 'Mitsumi' will have that high quality Kenwood logo on it.
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    I just got a Philips 48x UDMA 33 CD ROM to replace the Creative 36 that was damaging, (the cheap), CDR's recently. I hadn't realised how much the Creative drive sucked until I got the Philips one.

    Sandra gives the Philips 45x rating and 3120 drive index

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    While we are comparing CD-Drives. I got a Pioneer 10xDVD 40xCD lately and it is good (which I expect for paying those high prices). The only problem I get is it sounds very loud when up to full speed - I have to turn up the volume on my PC to hear it comfortably again. I guess that is what you pay for speed...


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    I'm running a Toshiba SD-M1302 8x/40x DVD-ROM very fast and quiet, hits 4139 @ 43x speed in sandra bench.

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