Looking for a good CD writer
I have had a Mitsumi CR-2801TE (2x write 8x read) for a long time and its been excellent, its still working fine! So i though i should probably stick with them becasue of the quality of this product. My GF bought a new Teac cd rewriter and it has chewed up loads of CD's, unlike mine. So i've been looking at the Mitsumi CR-4805 TE, what you guys think of this writer?? Any other recommendations? Do you really need burn proof?
Look here for some answers regarding the latest 24x and 20x drives from TDK/Plextor etc and Yamaha respectively.
[This message has been edited by otheos (edited 08-01-2001).]
Plextor gets my vote!
Plextors are a one way up to 16x. I am not convienced about the Z-CLV technology so for anything higher than 16x I think the Yamaha 2200 is definitely preferred.
I've used several HP's a Hi-Val and a Phillips 8x4x32
The best way(IMHO)is to dispose of the typical CD-ROM to CD Burner deal in favor of a single CD Burner
This eliminates slow performance from the source drive and possible interference if both drives are on the same IDE cable(clicks & pops)and the dreaded message "Errors reported by the output device.
My vote for cheapskates is for the HP products however the Hi-VaL and the Phillips do work as advertised though my usage was as a single drive setup.
Burn-Proof is for when the source drive cannot supply data quick enough, this prevents "Buffer Underruns"
Burn Proof pauses the writing to the disc while the source drive catches up, some users have reported pauses in music cd's using Burn Proof.
For the High End consumer it may be OK , I believe careful usage can prevent it.
I just installed my Plextor 16x10x40a Cd Burner. It is awesome. I moved up from a Mitsumi 4x8.
Burnproof is a must. It allows me to surf the web while it burns not a single coaster in at least 25 burns.
Plextor all the way!
(Bought mine for $160.00)
[This message has been edited by thehig (edited 08-03-2001).]
I just got a YAMAHA 20x10x40 CDRW and I couldn't be happier with it. It uses a technology very similar to "Burn Proof" actually its pretty much exactly the same but its called something else. I've burned all my CD's at 20x and have had nothing but perfect copies. Actually there was one CD I burned at only 4x because the media I was using wouldn't support any higher. The yamaha drive actually scans the media and automatically choses the fastest write speed that media can accept, this is with using NERO.
Plextor/Yamaha/TDK - can't go wrong.
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