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cornbread

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What are you guys opinions on the TDK brand of cdrw's and do any of you own one? I understand that the new ones rip audio at 40x :eek: WOW, but how reliable is it ripping at that speed?

Thanks
 

WyrmMaster

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As a burner there great drivers. however, my 12x10x24 doesnt rip at a constant 24x any better than any other drive. Its a great burner though.
 

jdmcnudgent

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cornbread said:
What are you guys opinions on the TDK brand of cdrw's and do any of you own one? I understand that the new ones rip audio at 40x :eek: WOW, but how reliable is it ripping at that speed?

Thanks
if you have a 16x dvd rom, and a kick a** cpu, you can hit those without the tdk. with audiocatalyst, and my 16x dvd, i was hitting 45x+, but not consistently, it fluxuated between 25x and 45x.:D
 

Ice_Gargoylle

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i like mine, i had to cut a few corners so i got a tdk 24x10x40 and for the money, no hassles, great drive. plus it had some good reviews, not top notch.
 

outhouse

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i just got the 32x10x40 and so far it will do 16x flawlessly but i dont have the cdr disc's that can be burnt any higher so i have no input on how fast it can burn reliable. I did burn about 30mb of files at 32x and it did so quite fine but i dont think thats enough to give an opinion. so far i like mine and would give it thumbs up [it has a purdy blue door] just like my start up buttons LOL
 

Avatar28

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I've got the TDK 241040b, which is basically a rebadged liteon drive. It kicks SERIOUS butt. On a good CD, it will rip at about 8x at the beginning and be pushing 40x near the end, with no problems. I absolutely love the drive. Just make sure you get the 241040b version. I've not had a lick of problem from the drive. If you go to CDRINFO.COM, you'll see that the Liteons rate quite well. I don't think you'll have any complaints with it.
 

trey_w

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i have the 24x cdrw drive, and i love it

off the subject: has anyone tried flashing the 32x firmware on the 24x?
 

Avatar28

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Don't think it'll work, Trey. The 32x is a different type of drive. It seems to be neither Sanyo (the original 24x) or Liteon (the B version). Wishful thinking though. Hehehe. Overclocking your CD Burner. :)