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    Better Burner?

    I'm looking to upgrade my burner to a 32X (small price jump up from 24, higher isn't worth it) and have found a liteon for around $74. I use a liteon for my dvd drive and it works great, but how are their burners? I was thinking about getting sony but they are a much higher price range. Are Mitsumi good? With burnproof technology is there much a difference other than drive access times of course? I've got a high end system so I don't want to put an inferior product in and wanted to research a bit first. Thanks

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    Lite-On CDRW's are good drives.

    But the Plextors are the top of the line if you want the best.

    Like mine alot.

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    The LiteOn brand has received plenty positive feedbacks from members here.


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    Quick question

    are you talking about the read speed or the write speed? The fastest i can write is 16x becaus of my cdr's are their faster than 16x?
    I also only use my burning drive to burn not read cds(to minimize its use)

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    I like yamaha best but like sony, plextor and some others are pricy...

    Try Mitsumi (the latest at 24x) i heard it is a very good machine, but be carefull because some are lite-on on the inside (those with 16 Megs buffer are mitsumi on the inside others are lite-on)
    Lite-on is also a very good burner, donīt waste your money with expensive burners if mitsumi or lite-on do the trick (i wouldnīt if i knew 2 years ago ehehe )

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    Thanks for the advice. and yes you can get CDR's faster than 16X

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    I have a Mitsumi 24x12x32 and it works great. It was making some rattling noises at 24x but those seemed to stop....have no idea why. Anyway, I think it is a great burner for the $. Also, I purchase Maxell 700MB/80min CDR's which say on the packaging 16x burn speed. I copy data to them all of the time at 24x no problems.
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    I have a LiteOn 32x, works like a charm.

    Plextor top of the line??, Plextor used to be the top of the line brand, now all that it have is the name, they have quality products but if you compare them to another brands, they just sell the same thing at a very higher price.

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    The burn speeds on CD's are just a measure of what speed they are tested as working on. so by all rights if you have the right burner, you could burn 16x at 24X, it might not have been tested or fully capable on all burners. now that doesn't neccesarily mean that all CDR's will work with all burners. I have seen many examples where that is not the case (I used to work as a tech for a CDRW manufacturer). Thanks for everyone's info by the way!!

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    TDK VeloCD is great, 24/10/40 and it's $149 at CompUSA. I have one and i love it, it hauls ***, fast.

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