Sep 28 2003, 07:37 AM
i found a really good deal for one and was wondering if anyone here uses it to backup games. any problems or anything? thanks.
Sep 29 2003, 12:32 PM
I've got one and have not had any problems with it at all...
Sep 29 2003, 01:24 PM
I am of the opinion that any dvd burner will pretty much do, Creating a good gdf'd iso and using quality media will pretty much always result in a sucessful backup. If it is a good deal then i say scoop it up, you will be fine.
Sep 29 2003, 03:00 PM
I own the Optorite DD0203 I paid $160 total about 45 days ago from a local retailer.
I have not used is extensively but I have backed-up a few games first on dvd+rw then on dvd+r and I have had no problems that can be associated to the drive specifically.
The optorite is however very picky, media wise and it is advised to upgrade firmware to 2.16 when you get the drive, this will make it a little more media compatable.
As far as movies I havent tried that yet and I dont own a dvd-rom drive but I have read in other forums that DVD-R writing with the optorite is not the best and sometimes not readable in standalone and dvd-rom drives.
The HD-Burn feature is nice for personal storage use. With quality media you can double the capacity of cd-r media, but this feature is only supported by the optorite drive at this time. It would be great if more drive manufacturers integrate this feature, but licensing cost $ so dont bet on it.
I'm satisfied with my purchase, and I paid slightly more than you probably will.
Hope this helps.
Also Benjeremy (spelling may be wrong) the modirator and coder of MXM owns one you may want to check with him on his experience.
Sep 29 2003, 03:12 PM
im running mine on a laptop and all the exturnal dual writters cost an arm and a leg so i went and brought an inturnal writter and put it in an exturnal usb case =) but i havent got usb 2.0 so i cant write at its full speed but its still cool i got it all for about £160 and trust i looked all over london
this was about 4 months ago so the prices might b a lil diff i dont know, dont care now i got mine =)
Sep 29 2003, 03:24 PM
right now you can get that drive from newegg.com for like $140 free shipping. It's what' i'm looking at...either that or the lite-on (since they make the sony's).
Oct 16 2003, 11:04 AM
live warehouse has it for 118$ usd with free shipping had pioneer ao4 before but it is already time to sell it to a newbie and get a new one... just think it has burned it's heart out already
Oct 19 2003, 01:40 PM
What can i say.....
After weeks of reading about what best dvd-/+rw burner to buy i came to the conclusion that the Optorite was the best buy.
Everyone seemed to be having probs with their massive industry named burners such as the Sony and the Pioneer. The rate if probs were too high for my liking so i found out about this burner.......
It offers a spec that no other drive in its class does....
u get the 4x -/+ capability
u get the new tech called HD burn where u can burn 1.4gb on a normal CD-r
U get a 24x normal cd-r burn and a 10x rw burn
U got a 2mb buffer system so that reduces the the coaster and error rate of a copy burn
U get all this plus software that does everything a dvd-r customer would want.
I made no haste and picked mine up in the UK about 4 months ago for about £130 from Ebuyer.
The only problem it had was that it was soooo new that the firmware was being choosy about what media it would write on. As sony and pioneer have been out longer they have the rights to most branded and unbranded media types so they are more user friendly.
I found that i had to spend big money getting top quality media to burn at 4x and even sometimes the media wouldnt burn at 4x but at a lower rate.
Being faithful, the new firware released from www.optorite.com is 2.19 and thankfully its given the ability for the burner to burn on most types
I tried last a burn test on 10 XBOX backup games and burnt like 3 copies of the same game, thats 30 burns......each burn was at 4x and not coaster. The media types that i used were the orange bulkpaq discs......
They are cheap and now i know they are reliable....
So i hope this news is valuable to anyone thinking about getting a dvd burner or whoever has this burner already and had trouble with media types...
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