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Highlander944 Posted: Thu, Apr 5 2001 12:13 PM
No WAY! Short and simple. Yes it is a great drive for creating CDs. However they have embrassed a standard that allows copy protection to stop CDs from being backed up. CDs go bad, especially with young children around, and companies go out of buisness. I hate the fact that Plextor drives, other than the scsii can not copy Safedisk 2 copy protected disks.

For this reason alone, I wish Plextor great financial stress until they "fix" this "bug".

Any company that would like to create a generic drive that simply makes an exact copy will ern my $200 bucks!
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Speaking of Plextor, anyone know who manufactures their CDR/RW drives for them? I just bought a SunCheer 12/10/32 IDE drive and the label saif Sanyo on the drive. I know Sanyo invented the "burnproof" technology that Plextor, Lite-On and a few other companies have licensed, but a friend of mine has a Plextor 16/10/40 drive and the label was peeling off underneath was a Sanyo label.

Anychance that my SunCheer drive is a rebranded Plextor IDE 12/10/32 CDRW? If so it was a pretty sweet deal for $96 [from: ."]http://www.pcwebshopper.com/]. SunCheer basically OEM from LiteOn so I assume the LiteOn 12/10/32 is similar.
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realneil replied on Fri, Jan 15 2010 8:48 AM

I was reading old posts and found this one.

The subject of copy protection is not what grabbed my attention though,....It's the prices they're quoting for their CD Burners!

$200.00 for a Plextor, and a "Sweet" deal on a no-name brand for $96.00!        Yikes!!

I'm glad prices keep falling on hardware folks. Sleep

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gibbersome replied on Fri, Jan 15 2010 10:35 AM

Lol, this one's 9 years old! How far back does this website go?

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digitaldd replied on Fri, Jan 15 2010 11:40 AM

gibbersome:

Lol, this one's 9 years old! How far back does this website go?

 

Hey I'm still here!  Big Smile

 

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Have you ever considered using the program; Alcohol 120%? It does most of the Copying that I need to get done and is great with making Images of "Removable Disk Media" such as Cd's and Dvd's.

Sites a bit cheesy but I have been using this program for the last few years and it rarely fails to deliver.

Here's the web address: http://www.alcohol-soft.com

 

Also, I almost always use Lite-On brand drives for all of my builds. I have seen great results and very good quality for a "Not popular Brand" company.

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Yes, I realize that this is an Old Post, but some people still read it. =D

(Also I too am glad that prices have fallen since the "Dawn of Personal-Computer-Era Time" that this blog was created.)

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realneil replied on Fri, Jan 15 2010 2:12 PM

I use LiteOn drives too. I started with them years ago when I discovered that they never choked on certain brands of blank media like other drives of that era did. I never could stand buying a batch of blank CD's and finding out that my current drive didn't play nice with them. LiteOn drives always just worked. Also,...they always seem to stay abreast of changing technology and their price is definitely NICE.

For burning I use CD Burner XP   It works and it's free.

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acarzt replied on Fri, Jan 15 2010 2:41 PM

Realneil does it again lol

Holy post revival batman! lol

Yea $100 for a 12x CR writer OUCH!

On an other note, i've got 2 Lite-ons in my PC right now :-) They are all I ever use.

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Lol, that makes you an HH elder!

I wonder where I'll be in 9 years....I mean besides this forum...

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digitaldd replied on Sat, Jan 16 2010 6:32 PM

FYI folks I still have that SunCheer drive I mentioned 9 years ago. It probably still works too. Its in my closet collecting dust now with 4 other old optical drives that I know work for emergencies. Hell when I built my last machine instead of spending $20-30 on a new DVD burner I recycled the old Lite-On one I had in the system I was replacing.

 

As for a free burning app for Windows I've been recommending Infrarecorder a lot over the past year or so.

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Sweet, Infrarecorder is free and seems equipped to handle most everything related to burning CDs.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Jan 20 2010 11:26 PM

Hey digitaldd copy your firmware and the flash it with Plextor firmware and you will know. There firmware has been used for years to add functionality to multiple cdr drives. I remember I had a Panasonic that I flashed with Plextor firmware years back and it worked until I got a new drive (2-3 years), and it worked better and faster. Just make sure you back up the firmware if you have an issue. I would bet Sanyo is one of those companies like Mitsumi who makes or made the predominant number if floppy drives and the initial CD drives. So if you ever had a problem with your driver you could go grab a Mitsumi driver and load it and it would 95% of the time work flawlessly.

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gibbersome replied on Wed, Jan 20 2010 11:36 PM

Wow, you just answered a nine year question! Smile

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Jan 21 2010 12:27 AM

Rofl you didn't know that was doable gibber if you have one of those panasonic 52x cdr's and I think the 48x to, but I know most all of the initial 52x ones will accept plextor firmware usually.

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