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nah
04.08.2005, 20:08
Which burner i should get USB 2.0 or the usual Post why or why not.

zion
04.08.2005, 21:23
If you need a portable drive than go for the USB drive otherwise just take a normal IDE drive. There are some good reviews at http://www.cdrlabs.com/ or http://www.cdfreaks.com read them and choose your favourite.

p.s. I just purchased a NEC3540A and I'm really impressed by the writing quality seems to be a good deal.

CD_TOASTER
14.08.2005, 13:19
correct me if im wrong but wouldnt the data transfer rates be faster on ide than usb?

JariK-Tietomedia
15.08.2005, 12:21
No, the DVD drive itself is much slower than IDE or USB2 High Speed bus.
Same thing with hard drives, an ATA/66 bus is just as fast as SATA2/300 since the hard drive itself is slower than both of them.

Underheaven
16.08.2005, 07:57
Since this topic has a poll already: I'll ask this, do most people not have firewire ports on their machines?

JariK-Tietomedia
16.08.2005, 15:33
All computers I have from 2002 or newer contain at least one firewire port, including laptops.

frMaximus
05.09.2005, 09:51
Do as I did:

I baught an new DVD writer IDE and When Id need it I unplug it form my Home pc and put it in my USBII Case for IDE...

Maximus

xeroxide
10.10.2005, 23:15
No, the DVD drive itself is much slower than IDE or USB2 High Speed bus.
Same thing with hard drives, an ATA/66 bus is just as fast as SATA2/300 since the hard drive itself is slower than both of them.

that's exactly right, although the ata specs are for the entire bus (master + slave), so any performance "increase" would be because the cdrom is not taking any bandwidth from the ide bus. but any ata133 bus should be much more than enough for a cdrom and disk drive anyways.

i'd go usb 2 only cause i've maxed out my ide+sata channels with hdd :D

Kaloyan_78
31.10.2005, 06:25
I'm with TEAC and it burns everything with no problem:) .

olger901
31.10.2005, 09:38
Get a plextor, there is nothing like a good plextor burner.

lmgava
31.10.2005, 09:48
Get a plextor, there is nothing like a good plextor burner.

A lot of time ago, maybe.

Not more. I wouldn't touch a plextor with a ten foot pole.

I still remember when they were the first ones to lock their firmwares against downgrade, and when released firmwares to disable the raw dao mode.

Now some very good writers are from LG, for examples.

robotangel
31.10.2005, 11:30
My burner is by LG, my news reader, too. You won't make a mistake with LG.

Methadon
31.10.2005, 12:26
About the poll, does yes stand for USB 2.0 dvd writer or usual dvd writer?
I'm abit confused.

Underheaven
31.10.2005, 12:32
12:26 GMT
About the poll, does yes stand for USB 2.0 dvd writer or usual dvd writer?
I'm abit confused.

12:27 GMT
About the poll, does yes stand for USB 2.0 dvd writer or usual dvd writer?
I'm abit confused.
At least you're confident about the confused part http://www2.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/images/icons/icon7.gif.

Methadon
31.10.2005, 12:42
At least you're confident about the confused part http://www2.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/images/icons/icon7.gif.
Hehe, sorry for that double post.
Must have been really confused if i have even clicked the Submit button or not. :D

Nikos
31.10.2005, 22:14
Get a plextor, there is nothing like a good plextor burner.A lot of time ago, maybe.

Not more. I wouldn't touch a plextor with a ten foot pole.LOL! Just Gigarec and Varirec are worth the money of a Plextor burner. Write quality is superb. You can't be serious!

Nikos
31.10.2005, 22:16
By the way, what do "Yes" and "No" mean in this poll? The question says "one or the other", so what does "yes" mean?

Example: Q: "Does it rain, or does it not?" A: "Yes."

So, does it rain? :D

Methadon
31.10.2005, 22:18
By the way, what do "Yes" and "No" mean in this poll? The question says "one or the other", so what does "yes" mean?

Example: Q: "Does it rain, or does it not?" A: "Yes."

So, does it rain? :D

Yes, I said the same thing and i'm still wondering the same thing.

Kinlaadare
31.10.2005, 22:21
Hope you won't wonder too long ;)

NetSoerfer
31.10.2005, 22:23
Example: Q: "Does it rain, or does it not?" A: "Yes."

Well logically (boolean) that has a defined meaning... It rains. Or not. Or both. ;)

Methadon
31.10.2005, 22:43
Hope you won't wonder too long ;)
No this will haunt me for the rest of my life. :rolleyes:

Grumpy_Troll
03.11.2005, 14:44
I have fire-wire connections for my home network. Two comps running Win XP Home and Pro. Linked to a Cable modem. Never a problem with home network.

Underheaven
03.11.2005, 15:51
really OT but Grumpy_Troll, no ethernet?

Hakira
03.11.2005, 16:37
I have fire-wire connections for my home network. Two comps running Win XP Home and Pro. Linked to a Cable modem. Never a problem with home network.

Heh I do that for the small hop that I have between the two systems, windows x64 plays nice with a linux box, Its almost scarry....

Dima_2005
03.11.2005, 19:54
Yes, then you can take it everywhere with you.

Underheaven
03.11.2005, 20:26
Neat guys.

lmgava
30.11.2005, 00:07
LOL! Just Gigarec and Varirec are worth the money of a Plextor burner. Write quality is superb. You can't be serious!

I'm serious. Write quality is not the only param I consider.

If you remember what they did on some firmware, disabling the raw-dao and blocking the user from re-installing a previous version you can understand my point of view.

Anyway, some LG models have an outstanding write quality on many different media.

I had many plextor, too. In the past.

Bye :)

tchiseen
01.12.2005, 08:43
the problem with this poll is that you've put forth a yes or no decision on somthing that's not a yes or no question. please refer to www.reference.com. thank you.

Joeri
05.12.2005, 00:05
The only way this question can be seen well, is to see it as a logical OR function... USB OR IDE, if you get one of those or both it's yes and logical(boolean) 1, if you won't get one it's logical 0.

Everything is good, it's just the way you look at it :p