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October 9, 2001 11:32:35 PM

I am curious to know what brand of cd-writer is most reliable to buy. I'm looking to buy an IDE-interfaced CD-RW for mainly backups and perhaps moderate usage in the future.

My basic computer setup is as follows:
o QDI BrillianX 1S motherboard (Intel 440BX chipset) - http://www.qdigrp.com/qdisite/eng/Products/bx1s.htm
o Celeron 400 @ 500 (83 MHz bus)
o IBM Deskstar 40GV DLTA-305020 (20.5gb) HD - http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/desk/ds40gv.htm
o Seagate ST38421A (8.4gb) HD - http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/ata/st38421a.html
o 48x Creative CD-ROM
o LS120 superdrive (considering removing)
o 1 * 128mb PC133 + 2 * 64mb PC100 RAM (an awful mix, I know!)

I don't see how my other periphals (network, sound and graphic cards) could hinder my choice of CD-RW.

If you need more information, then it is available upon request.

Thanks to all who help me out on this.

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Basmic

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October 10, 2001 2:17:26 PM

I have a great plextor, I've actually bought 2 - one for both my machines and they are great. They are a little more expensive than others, but are worth it in my opinion.

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October 10, 2001 4:41:30 PM

I agree. go with a plextor. You will not be sorry. I was able to burn a 871MB cd on a 870MB disk with my plextor. Plextor is the top of the line. You will pay for it, but you will never regret it.

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October 10, 2001 6:43:33 PM

Plextor, Teac and one other brand are all basically made by Teac, and they both rock.
Teac is cheaper and has a couple of better features, but Plextor seems to be the better company for support, etc.
Take your pick, I have a Teac

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October 12, 2001 1:41:50 AM

Get Sony's spiffy new Double-Density CD-RW.
It holds 1.3gb of data on a DD-R...you can also use it as a regular CD-RW using 650-700mb CD-Rs. It costs around $170.

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October 12, 2001 5:38:30 PM

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Get Sony's spiffy new Double-Density CD-RW.


Two of my friends have that. I don't think it'd be as useful as they say, but since they have it and like it, that says something.
Of course, they are brothers...hmm...

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I've been wondering where you were

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October 12, 2001 10:13:38 PM

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Welcome back, Stick_e_Mouse! :) 
I've been wondering where you were

Thanks, Dude!
Where have I been?
I've been at school and work!!! Damn, I hate it! I wish it was still summer....

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October 12, 2001 11:26:44 PM

Hehehe
I'm at work right now. You can't post from work?

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October 15, 2001 10:23:33 PM

try hp's or creativelabs, also go to consumer reports.com and read for your self on pro's and con's
October 15, 2001 11:43:27 PM

HP's are expensive- more expensive than plextors. O, and welcome back Stick e mouse.

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October 16, 2001 6:53:02 AM

I have a plextor too. It is a great CDRW.
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October 18, 2001 10:24:01 PM

EWWWWW!!!!!!!!! LMAO

Your ugly Brit (Stick e Mouse !!!)!!!!!!

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October 18, 2001 10:47:20 PM

What?

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