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bk T
19-09-2003, 05:14 PM
Looking for a CD writer; considering: Aopen, Asustek, and Liteon.

Users of the above please comment on these writers in terms of performace and reliability, thanks.


Peter H
19-09-2003, 05:54 PM
Using Aopen 40 12 48 - no problems - they all have a warranty, so buy from a reputable source.

19-09-2003, 06:24 PM
While not mentioned in your list.... I use an LG.
It does everthing I want.

I have no opinion regarding the others you list.

19-09-2003, 07:47 PM
I have the LG as well with no regrets or problems. Have had 3 (various speeds) without a problem. The youngest loves it as it is compatible with copy software for backing up his games :D

19-09-2003, 07:56 PM
Asus over an Aopen.

Liteon the same as Asus.

I've bought 5 Asus writers in the past, and all have been excellent. Currently you can buy an Asus 52X writer for $89 + GST installed.

All writers are much of a muchness, until you ask them to do things such as backing up copy protected CD's etc.... that's when you will notice the differences.


19-09-2003, 08:09 PM
Have Aopen,first one was faulty,second one good.

19-09-2003, 08:27 PM
I use an LG.

In comparison to 3 others of varying brands the LG seems to be the better unit by far. Well made, quiet, smooth transport mechanism.

19-09-2003, 09:34 PM
I have a btc....

....and does anyone want it?


Billy T
19-09-2003, 10:11 PM
Odd man out: I use a Samsung and I am very happy with it. I chose it primarily for the 8MB buffer, but it has excellent build quality and is very quiet in operation.


Billy 8-{)

Poppa John
19-09-2003, 10:22 PM
I've got a "Maryann" & she is a very fast typist !!! PJ :D :D

19-09-2003, 10:28 PM
I am using a LiteOn 48x24x48x and it does me just fine :)

bk T
19-09-2003, 10:40 PM
Thanks folks for all the valuable inputs


20-09-2003, 08:37 AM
>I've got a "Maryann" & she is a very fast typist !!! PJ

But can you use her as a coaster if she makes a mistake?;)

Sam H
20-09-2003, 12:25 PM
I have an Aopen CRW5224 and am please with it, only $109 and has excellent compatability with clonecd for err.. making backups :D

my only nag is its a bit noisy wen u open and close the tray but thats only a small thing for such a good drive

NOTE: ive only jst installed it so havent had time to play around with it properly, but the reviews ive read have been good.

Murray P
20-09-2003, 01:50 PM
Sansung, same model as Billy's. Check out CDR FAQ (http://www.cdrfaq.org/) and scroll down to the Hardware section for info on what they diff models do. Unfortunately the Clone CD site is no longer available which listed the type of reading and writing the individual models of hardware supported. A search on google might come up with a comparable list.

Cheers Murray P

BTW. The Plextor came up with the best rating on the now defunct list but they cost big $$.

20-09-2003, 02:44 PM
I have an aopen too and it is running fine.

While the tray is a bit noisy (esp. with a disc on it) the "justspeed" feature is nice. It limits the speed to 40x most of the time to keep the noise node.