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This drive is unbelievable!

By InsaneMonkeyBoy
Aug 24, 2004
  1. I've searched and searched and searched for the best reasonably priced combo drive and i think i have found it. It reads at 52x! writes at 52x! Rewrites at 32x! and plays DVD's at 16x! I know that the data transfer rate is very fast.

    But I still need to check that there aren't any real big downpoints in the drive i.e noise, for £30 it's sweeet!

    The drive is a LiteOn SOHC - 5232K. 52x-32x-52x-16x

    PS: The info is on this site page
    http://www.liteonit.com.tw/ODD/English/e_product/e_sohc5232k.asp
    It actually says that the S/N Ration is 75 DB plase say that doesn't mean it's gunna be that loud!! my vantec tornadoes were just over fifty and deafened you.

    Thanks in advance for information and help. :grinthumb
     
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Uh ya, thats Lite On for ya. Topgun drives at rock bottom prices. All the drives I buy are LiteOn.

    It may be 75db, but I doubt it.
     
  3. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    yeah i guess 75 db WOULD be a price to pay for the unbelievable data transfer rate. if it is 75db that is. maybe that is when it's really trying it's hardest. well LiteOn rule!:grinthumb
     
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Lite-On or Plextor. IMHO you can't go wrong with either. Rock-solid.
     
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,209   +424

    Yep - those are the only two brands I buy now - and I have tons of them. I love both brands (was hard for me to admit it about LiteOn because I'm such a long time fan of Plextor.)
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    The 75db as mentioned is the signal-to-noise RATIO, not the noise-LEVEL (probably no more than 35db)

    In analog and digital communications, signal-to-noise ratio, often written S/N or SNR, is a measure of signal strength relative to background noise. The ratio is usually measured in decibels (dB).

    Read more about it here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal-to-noise_ratio
     
  7. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    Oh rite that's pretty damn close to my pc's average noise level so you wouldn't hear it. Cool, well cheers for your advice guys.

    LiteOn is the Light to Freedom!!






    .......or Plextor
     
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