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Scabrous Birdseed
26-06-2003, 08:47:06
http://www.samsung.com/Products/CDDVD_Writer/COMBOHalf_Height/CDDVD_Writer_COMBOHalf_Height_SM_352B.htm

Is it crap?

Scabrous Birdseed
26-06-2003, 08:48:34
Oh and I ordered the bulk one so Cache is crap.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
26-06-2003, 16:26:32
You got that right :)

What did you pay?

Scabrous Birdseed
26-06-2003, 19:13:42
About $100 I think.

paiktis22
29-06-2003, 21:35:22
For a CD-RW and a DVD that's OK I think.

Sir Penguin
29-06-2003, 23:35:01
I hate SFF.

SP

Asher
30-06-2003, 00:41:47
Supports Mt.Rainier
Holy hell that thing's strong!

Sir Penguin
30-06-2003, 01:22:59
It's nothing compared to the person who had to lift Mt. Ranier to get the drive under it.

SP

Scabrous Birdseed
30-06-2003, 19:12:12
Seems fine so far except it produces a loud click between every track of the CD I just burned.

Scabrous Birdseed
01-07-2003, 08:04:07
Phew. No, worry over, it clicks loudly occasionally when playing a CD, nothing else.

No longer Trippin
08-07-2003, 05:01:28
It shouldn't be clicking. The only moving parts are te spindle motor and the mirror array. I would have went with the Pioneer one (surprisingly that's one of the top ranked ones - that isn't SCSI of course). Hell, even HDD's don't make much noise now unless they are 10,000+ rpm SCSI or SATA drives.

Scabrous Birdseed
08-07-2003, 07:58:14
It doesn't physcially click, it clicks through my speakers.

No longer Trippin
08-07-2003, 08:11:55
What program are you burning with? If it's Nero it shouldn't do that. Roxio shouldn't either, but then again, Roxio has a tough time burning CD's in the first place.

Have you checked for firmware updates?

Scabrous Birdseed
08-07-2003, 09:22:06
It doesn't matter what program I'm burning with (it'd Nero btw.) since playing the CD on my Stereo and/or Discman doesn't produce the click, only on the actual unit. If anything Winamp should be at fault but I kind of doubt that too.

Firmware updates I have not checked for, but then it's such a minor problem that I'm too lazy to care.

No longer Trippin
08-07-2003, 09:54:08
Well if you listen on the stereo, and it doesn't click for anything else really then going with a firmware update could be more trouble than it's worth. They have gotten better at making them actually install over the years, but some companies (like Light On) I wouldn't d/l and install the firmware to save the drive as I'd fear for my system.