What CD-RW Would You Recommend?

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lhinil

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I'm looking for a 52x24x52 CDRW .What Brand would have the best benefits.I'm kinda leaning towards Sony at the moment any advise would be greatly appreciated!
 
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You generally want to avoid brands that rebadge other people’s burners like Cendyne, Pacific Digital, Iomega, Verbatim etc. They usually have very poor firmware support. TDK does not make most of their own burners but do write the necessary firmware updates.

I suppose your handlers would have to liquidate the entire TSG membership should we learn your location, but if you live in the US you can get the 52X Lite-On for around $60 delivered. It appears to be excellent and Lite-On has been terrific with firmware updates. http://www.cdfreaks.com/document.php3?Doc=99

Sony burners usually come with B’s Recorder Gold which isn’t that great, but I notice the Newegg retail 48X Sony comes with NTI software which is better than B’s. The Newegg retail Lite-On 52X comes with Nero which is excellent. My preference in bundled software is for Nero or Prassi based software like RecordNow.. I would avoid B’s unless you have an inside track on a Sony that fell off a truck. The 48X Sony drive is just a rebadged Lite-On. I don’t know about the 52X. Sony has been excellent with firmware and support, but I would confirm the bundled software before considering one.

Pricewatch has the Lite-On 52X burner for $59 delivered from some dealers, but I never like their uninsured shipping terms. Newegg is a solid company and has the retail box with Nero for $62 delivered: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...g=5&manufactory=1336&DEPA=1&sortby=14&order=1
 

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Thanx for the replies. Now I have the information I need to make the right buy.
 
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