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What CD writer should I buy

Discussion in 'Computer's Discussion' started by sheep64, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. sheep64

    sheep64 New Member

    I´m planning to buy a new CD writer that supports RAW

    BIN+CUE writing. That is needed to burn games like Nights into Dreams...

    At the moment I only have a 4x 4x 32x Teac writer.

    Which writers do support these MODE1+2 writing as BIN+Cue with CDR-WIN?

    Any good writers I could buy?
  2. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    get anything lite on or even get a 24x10x40 BTC Burner both are really top quality and cheap.
  3. sheep64

    sheep64 New Member

    Do all these "cheap" new writers support that feature that is needed to create those BIN+CUE CD´s?

    Do you have the model name of the lite on or BTC in mind? Is Lite On really good? I had two CD Rom´s from Lite On 32x and a 40x both died.. strange thing.
  4. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    I have a lite on 24x10x40 in a p4 system, and the BTC 24x10x40 in my celeron system, both are excellent burners and have burned everything in every format i've tried so far, both are compatible with discjuggler as well. Excellent burners for the money, mine retailed for $169.00 CAD.
  5. MasterAkumaMatata

    MasterAkumaMatata Staff Member

    You have a TEAC CD-W54E IDE burner and I have a TEAC CD-R58S SCSI burner. According to the specs, both supports writing MODE1 and MODE2; both are also supported by CDRWin. I was able to burn both of the NiGHTS games with my burner (RAW 2352 bytes/sector BIN+CUE rips), so I think you should be able to do so too.

    Were you complaining that your current drive can't burn MODE1+2 images, or you just wanted to get a new burner that you are sure it supports writing MODE1+2 BIN+CUE images? I wasn't sure.

    Anyway, according to PC World, the Lite-On CD-ReWriter 32x12x40x looks pretty good. Although it only has 2MB of buffer, the buffer underrun protection feature cancels out that disadvantage. BTW, all Lite-On models are supported by CDRWin; for more details, see Lite-On's products page. Furthermore, notice the $50 drop from the previous month? LOL!

    By create, do you mean create the BIN+CUE image or burn the BIN+CUE image? I think any CD-ROM reader can create BIN+CUE images as long as it can read the disc.

    Edit: Fixed little typo on that sector size thingie

    (Edited by MasterAkumaMatata at 8:07 pm on April 4, 2002)
  6. sheep64

    sheep64 New Member


    yes I have the Teac W54E IDE CD-writer.

    Generally I play to buy a writer that is faster than 4x.

    But what do I wrong to burn Nights into dreams with my writer.

    I open the Bin+Cue in CDR-WIN and burn it on CD. After burning CD the Data tracks and ALTHOUGH audio tracks aren´t able to play.

    When I select RAW mode, CDR-WIN tells me that this is not possible.

    with create I meant "burn a BIN+CUE on CD-R"

    sorry english is not my main language..
  7. Gear

    Gear New Member

    For the latest burnerns, you only need to check if it is of a known brand (HP, Plextor, Teac, etc). For example, kill anyone who tries to sell you a cyberdrive cdrw...
  8. draelich

    draelich New Member

    If you mean that you CAN'T play anything from it, then you either have a bad bin/cue, or you have tried to use a stolen registration code with cdrwin (cdrwin will just burn unreadable cd's if you have used a stolen registration code).

    Anyways, I have a TDK 24x10x40x burner, and it's great. I would definately recomend it to anyone. It burns, discjuggler files, bin/cue, raw, everything I have tried. The only thing it had problems with was SAO, but that was more than likely cause I was using Fireburner. Last I saw, the TDK drive was about US$100 after something like a US$30 mail in rebate.
  9. SkankinMonkey

    SkankinMonkey Member

    The most reliable and high quality drives are Plextors, HPs are also good.
  10. sheep64

    sheep64 New Member

    Really? Nice idea from Goldenhawk :)

    To Skankin Monkey:

    Yeah, HP were nice writers. My first was a HP Surestore 7100i (2x,2x,6x). What a lot of money I had paid for it in 1997

    Now I´ve connected it as a CD-ROM to my C64. [Yes thats possible ;) ]
  11. MasterAkumaMatata

    MasterAkumaMatata Staff Member

  12. Strictly Styles

    Strictly Styles New Member

    sony drives are good too. darn i forgot witch model number i was thinkin of

    cdrwin doesnt work with stole registration codes?> mine was stolen and it works good for me
  13. draelich

    draelich New Member

    For cdrwin, if its a valid registration code, then it will work. However, if its an invalid registration code, it will "work", but everything you burn will just be an "audio" track thats the size of whatever your bin or iso was. I have had a 50-50 chance with registration codes for it, so I don't even bother with them anymore, cause most of the keygens don't make working codes.
  14. MasterAkumaMatata

    MasterAkumaMatata Staff Member

    The correct term is called blacklisted registration code.
  15. draelich

    draelich New Member

    That's the word I was looking for, but didn't come to mind. =)
  16. Gear

    Gear New Member

    Hey Akuma, can we trust in this site? I want to but that cdrw.
  17. MasterAkumaMatata

    MasterAkumaMatata Staff Member

    If referring to trusting BUY.COM, then I would say "yes" for I have ordered from there before without problems. However, if you don't live in the U.S., you might want to check out the Worldwide Shipping page before ordering.

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