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Old 1st May 2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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hi,
who knows how good is this cd r/w, is it so good ? any better then regular ones
lets say sony, panasonic .....
beside this is quite a deal to find it but for money i will get it.
there is any better in this price range?
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Old 1st May 2006, 10:13 PM   #2
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Since nobody has answered, yes, from my experience Plextor is that good.

I must add that I was a bit disappointed when I opened up a new Plextor DVD R/W. The mecanics is identical to that of low-price Samsung drives.

If you are going to use it as a CDM, I think the Plextor is overkill. I would think a 20 Samsung drive will be more than enough. If it's good enough for Meridian, it should be good enough for you.
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Old 2nd May 2006, 11:27 AM   #3
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For CD ripping, there is no alternative IMVHO. I use the Plextor Premium CD Burner and am very happy with it.

The only problem that you will find is that badly scratched CD's never complete - the drive retries and keeps retrying. That is because the drive is able to understand that there are reading problems. All other drives I have tried have simply accepted the bad audio data and provided it to me with pops and clicks without any warning.

Highly recommended. I just realized that they have restarted selling them in my location. I have 2 myself (for backup) so that extra investment might not have been worth it, but with this level of quality you won't hear me complain.

BTW the rip method I use is as follows:
Set audio rip speed to 4X CLV using the bundled Plextools.
Rip using your favourite ripper - I use Media Player to WMA Lossless. I don't use the Plextor ripper since it is inconvenient, but it is likely that this ripper can produce better results against damaged CD's since it knows something about the drive.

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Old 2nd May 2006, 01:21 PM   #4
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Can someone tell me which Plextor PX model you are talking about? Is it the Plextor PlexWriter Premium (PX-PREMIUM/SW) CD-RW Burner? There seems to be alot of PX models when I google it. Thanks.
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Old 2nd May 2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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hi,
thanks for the reply, now I am sure that this is the ONE.
it is a problem to get it as new, is out of production.
the model is PX-PREMIUM/SW 52X32X52.
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Old 2nd May 2006, 05:16 PM   #6
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I'd like to find it on the Plextor site but can't.
Link anyone?

/Hugo
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Old 2nd May 2006, 05:42 PM   #7
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It is still on the US site:

http://www.plextor.com/english/produ...rw_drives.html

You can still find it in various web shops. I ended up getting my backup unit on eBay but why bother if you can get a new one ...

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Old 2nd May 2006, 05:54 PM   #8
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Thanks Petter, I was browsing Europe.

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Old 2nd May 2006, 06:03 PM   #9
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Petter,

A bit off topic but may I suggest EAC for ripping?
Delightful freeware and a very informative site.

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Old 5th May 2006, 03:33 PM   #10
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