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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by gYx, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. gYx New Member

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    Looking 4 a cheap DVD+RW drive 4 my gf, what do u guys think?

    I came cross a brand name "Emprex" it's unheard of
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    Great product, I have the exact same one myself. I think I paid 35.00 total with shipping.
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    Wile_E btc and Artec are OEM's they make the drives others sell, they are name brands in their own right, BTC makes a huge number of the drives for other companys, i got a creative btc, liton btc, even an hp combo btc drive(normaly hp uses phillips but this is a btc)

    honestly tho that samsungs a good deal, but i think the chipset in it is sanyo or btc :p
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    I was actually referring more to the Emprex brand he mentioned. But that info is good to know anyway. Thanx Ashen.
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    Emprex uses BTC drives, they been around a long time, check "the firmware page" google it, its a great resorce for finding firmware updates.

    emprex has been around outside the us for quite some time, in the us they are not well known but i have owned a few and installed about 40(the boss got a HUGE deal onthem, 12bucks each for 8x burners back when they normaly ran around 60 each retail)

    only a few failed, but all where flashed to OEM btc firmware(by me ofcorse ;) )
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    oh and yes i would go with somebody else, emprex support isnt horrid but its not great eather(you gotta call them and sit on hold for an rma)
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    i have the samsung drive you listed above and it works great. going to get another for my next build!
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    OK, got a Liteon 4 rougly 30 bucks, thanx guys

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