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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 06:24 PM
i just burned out my second burner this year folks....damn.....

i completely don't endorse the BENQ brand of burners. i figured i got about 1,000 or so burns out of this one since my last one died in May....my original burner was a Benq also and died after only 2 months.

*obviously, I get a deal on Benqs

regardless...i'll pick a new one up tommorow but THIS SUCKS. DO NOT BUY A BENQ BURNER!!

 

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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 06:51 PM
Damn, that sucks.
I hope mine doesn't burn out.
I don't have a BENQ, so what's the average lifespan of a burner that's not BENQ?

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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 07:00 PM
My HP burner is 3 yrs old and going strong.

I just got a new TDK burner so Ive got one on each

 
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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 07:08 PM
3+ years? nice. what speed is it?

the benqs are sweet cuz you can go 52x24x52 - which is nice for data and games and stuff...but overall after going through 2 this year they can kiss my a$$. i'll check out TDK tommorow.

 

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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 07:12 PM
My HP is an external supposedly 4x but its closer to 2x. I must have burned 1500+ discs easy

The TDK I just bought is also external and it does burn at 4x.

 
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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 07:20 PM
Yamaha 16x10x40 Computer burner years on this one burned up the other within the first year well over 3,500 burns I would have to say.


 
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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 07:24 PM
I had my sony almost two years.

NO idea how many shows I've burned.

I'm sure it was a bunch.

 

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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 08:08 PM
I have a Mitsumi.. No problems, and I have had it for 2 years. Only been burning regularly since Janurary though

 

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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 10:54 PM
I have two Mitsumi burners that have been through the grind. I've had one for 3 years and the other about 2 years and they both work perfectly. I'd have to guess about 3,000 burns on the older one.

 

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  posted on 10/15/2003 at 11:07 PM
my Yamaha is about a year old
and runnin smooth
burns at 48x
I also hear Plextor and TDKs are good
but Benq,
sounds bunk

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 05:06 AM
My Mitsumi burner has been going strong for almost three years now - closing in on 3500 CD's burned (but I never burn faster than 8x).

This February, I also bought a new laptop with an HP burner. I've already done over 500 audio extractions (EAC) and 1300 burns at 12x with no problems.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 05:49 AM
Could be a theme developing here. My HP computer came with a Mitsumi burner and I haven't had any issues with it. It's 3 1/2 years old, burned thousands of discs and it's still going strong.
To top it off, it's handled every type of CDR that I've thrown at it, Taiwan, German, Japanese- with no issues. It's only 4x, in this day of high speed burners, but it's solid and I will consider another one when the fateful day comes that the need arises... Especially after hearing from others about how solid theirs are.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 07:15 AM
Anyone in here have a stand-alone burner? I have a stand-alone TDK 4x burner. Works great for me with the only problem is I HAVE to use audio blanks to burn. Any other kind of discs won't work. I am currently using Fujifilm. Works great for me. I have had to since late March, early April and still going strong. Good luck with your search Linnie.

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 07:16 AM
I have a 4x HP that still works fine and I burned 1000s of shows with it. Over 4 years old.

Upgraded to a 10x HP, 3 years old, 1000s of burns....this is my main one at home now.

At work I have a Plextor, 52x, and it kicks ass.

Also have a 2x scsi from HP or Phillips, it got too old, but it still works. I think it is a 1997 vintage, maybe older...

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 08:45 AM
Plextor it is then. benq=bunq.

perhaps they come in Pink?

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 08:56 AM
Watch out if you happen to get a bad Plextor (and it does happen, for sure). I understand their customer service really sucks.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 08:59 AM
Check out some TDKs too, Linnie. We have a few of those around here and they seem to be very good.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 09:03 AM
my burner is also a Plextor CD-RW PX+W 8432T ... have own it for over two years with no problems and it too has handled every brand of CD


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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 09:15 AM
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Anyone in here have a stand-alone burner? I have a stand-alone TDK 4x burner. Works great for me with the only problem is I HAVE to use audio blanks to burn. Any other kind of discs won't work. I am currently using Fujifilm. Works great for me. I have had to since late March, early April and still going strong. Good luck with your search Linnie.

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Yeah...I use a AIWA stand alone...I usually burn around 50 disc a month...had it for a little over a year...still happy with it. I burn no faster than 2x.....4x is the most it will do. Big trades or large B&P's can be kind of time consuming. If I had an extra long stick that I could mash the buttons with from the couch that would help...LOL !!!

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 10:14 AM
Try Mitsumi too, Linnie. They seem to be working well also.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 10:21 AM
I have a Marantz Professional CDR631 stand alone burner. It's an absolutely great machine and I have never had any problems with it whatsoever. I've had it for at least 3 years maybe longer (my memory is shot these days). It handles both audio and data discs. The only problem is that it only burns in 1x speed, straight up. I don't know if they have a newer model that is faster. I now have a 24X PC burner so I don't use the Marantz much anymore, unless I just want to relax and listen to the show while spinning But for accuracy, quality and reliability the Marantz is great.
 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 01:32 PM
my reseller will give me a plextor 52x24x52 for $45bucks. done deal.

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If I had an extra long stick that I could mash the buttons with from the couch that would help...LOL
ODR that is just plain funny.

question: when you use a stand alone burner can you only go disk to disk or can you extract the music?

and whats a Prop head? Propeller head? too funny.

 

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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 04:18 PM
The popular one over here in UK trading circles seems to be Lite-On, at this present time.

I've had mine for 18 months & it runs great - only rated to 24x speed, but frankly I would never burn over 16x speed anyway (I read somewhere that burners usually have an "optimum" burning speed, usually midway between their minimum and maximum burning rates)

They're cheap too...

 
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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 07:10 PM
I've had an Iomega for 3 years, no problems. Only burns 4x but if it ain't broke, why fix it.
 
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  posted on 10/16/2003 at 09:06 PM
i've got a lite-on 24x not a bad little burner

 

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