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05-05-2003, 04:45 PM
can some one advise me about choice of internal CD writer in term of different brands/makes.

Ashley Matthews
05-05-2003, 05:29 PM

It really depends what you are using it for. I personally recommend Lite-ON CD Writers (sometimes badged as 4KUS), as they can literally copy anything. Otherwise, Aopen and MSI are both good. Having said that you may want to check out www.cdrinfo.com - they have a large range of reviews you can look at.

Hope this helps

Iain Walmsley
05-05-2003, 05:30 PM
Depends what you want it for.

Most brands are much of a muchness other than price. Make sure it comes with at least a 12 month guarantee.

If you know what Raw DAO mode is, make sure the burner supports it, if you read this with a blank look on your face, you dont need to worry ;-)


05-05-2003, 06:57 PM
Plextor - Lite-On - Asus

Pricewise, go for the Asus or Lite-On. Aopen aren't that good as they can't read 'everything.'


05-05-2003, 08:33 PM
Asus are good but if u wanna update/flash them. The updates from ASUS dun work! So, dont bother getting an ASUS burner. If u plan on updating the flash for it, to keep it up to date.

05-05-2003, 09:02 PM
I don't know what you are on about, because I have a 48X Asus writer and have never needed to flash it.


09-06-2003, 08:25 PM
Well, if u havent flashed you wouldnt know that it doesnt work then :P

09-06-2003, 08:30 PM
> Well, if u havent flashed you wouldnt know that it doesnt work then :P

Why would you have the need to flash a CD-Burner?? It should effectively work straight out of the box... You should only really need to flash it in maybe 20 years time or so...
Kinda like Bios - don't touch it if it ain't broken


09-06-2003, 09:11 PM
Coz it may fix problems. Like mobo bios updates.

09-06-2003, 09:12 PM
And whats the point of manufacturers issuing updates if noone uses them?