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xds4lx
10-09-2002, 04:17 PM
Hey im about to go out and buy a new burner to replace my old one, its a creative 6424 (6x4x24) I dont want to order one off the net because im impatient when waiting for new toys ;) to arrive and the stores around here charge a lot for name brands like yamaha, or sony, or creative, I noticed that there is a Hi-Val 48x16x48x on sale for 49.99 and think thats a great deal. Ive bought Hi-Val CD-Rom drives before and have had no problem other than them being noisey. I dont want to go buy a burner and have it make more coasters than CD's, anyone else buy a Hi-Val CDRW drive, or have any warning or suggestions, the most im willing to spend is around 80 bucks and the lowest burn speed ill settle for is 40 :-p

TechWins
10-09-2002, 04:55 PM
I bought a burner about a month ago, and I got it for only $60 with a $30 mail in rebate. It was a Superior (<--brand name), it is a 24x12x40, and I have yet to get one coaster while having burned over 25 CDs. Basically there isn't a difference between my $60 ($30 after rebate) burner than the $120 Yamahas/Sony, except that mine is a Superior burner and I saved myself a lot of money.

Hope you're able to get as good of deal as I was able to.

Cshot
10-09-2002, 05:43 PM
I bought a burner about a month ago, and I got it for only $60 with a $30 mail in rebate. It was a Superior (<--brand name), it is a 24x12x40, and I have yet to get one coaster while having burned over 25 CDs. Basically there isn't a difference between my $60 ($30 after rebate) burner than the $120 Yamahas/Sony, except that mine is a Superior burner and I saved myself a lot of money.

Hope you're able to get as good of deal as I was able to.


www.spoofee.com
How about the Sony 40x10x40 for $25 after rebates :D

Another good place is www.techbargains.com
Most of them are online deals though but you can occasionally find in-store deals.

Shadow12345
10-09-2002, 06:22 PM
Hmm I have a Yamaha 16/10/40 that has always worked perfectly, it is no longer a speed demon but does its job, no buffer under run etc. I have never heard of superior

xds4lx
10-09-2002, 06:32 PM
Ended up getting a samsung 40x12x40x for 59.99 and i have a 30.00 mail in rebate :)

red_baron
10-09-2002, 07:59 PM
i got an LG 12X8X32X and it has buffer under run when i put it at its highest speed... i have to burn at 10X an rewrite at 4X for it to work without making mistakes :(

biosninja
10-09-2002, 10:58 PM
I have an Acer 40x12x48 and I've burned over 200 cd's with not a single coaste. It prevents buffer underruns with something caled justlink - very cool!!!