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LaCie Ships Portable DVD±RW Drive with LightScribe

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  1. malware New Member

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    LaCie has announced the shipping of its new portable DVD±RW drive with LightScribe labeling technology. The sleek, slim and stylish portable burner was designed exclusively for LaCie by designer Sam Hecht. The FireWire or USB 2.0 bus-powered LaCie portable DVD writer offers mobility for Mac, Windows or Linux operating systems. The USB 2.0 version of the drive comes bundled with Easy Media Creator Suite 9 for Windows, while the FireWire version comes with Toast 8 Titanium. The LaCie portable DVD±RW drive with LightScribe is available now at the suggested retail price of $99.99 for the USB 2.0 and $149.99 for the FireWire version.

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    Specifications:

    DVD speeds (Write, Rewrite, Read):
    - 4.7GB DVD+RW Speeds : 8x8x8x
    - 4.7GB DVD-RW Speeds : 8x6x8x
    - 8.5GB DVD±R DL Speed : 4x
    - DVD-RAM Speed : 5x
    CD speeds (Write, Rewrite, Read):
    - 700MB CD-RW Speeds : 24x20x24x
    Access Time:
    - DVD: 130ms / CD: 120ms
    Warranty:
    - 1 Year Limited Warranty

    Source: CdrInfo, LaCie
     
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    Other than a sales gimmick does anyone actually USE lightscribe? From my understanding:

    1./ It takes AGES to burn a lightscribe disk
    2./ You have to buy special (more expensive) disks

    It's a cool feature, but I don't know anyone that chooses to TAKE LONGER to get the burn job done. If lightscribe only added 10-50% to the time, then OK. But I understand it is typically 3-5X the regular CD-burn time.

    Any opinions?
     
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    I've used lightscribe twice and it wasn't that slow, maybe 2 mins slower, but I'm not really a person who carries cds with me, all my music is on a mp3 player.
     
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    guess Lightscribe is more useful for industrial purposes. . . . . or just your everyday average pirate.

    but if u want to print a CD with your bands name n logo on it etc lightscribe kicks ass even if their not as detailed in drawing up images as yet.

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    Tho they could have itleast added firewire support for those with firewire. those speeds kinda suck but for a portable I guess their around average. but plug it into firewire n it could be faster
     
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    Now if this requires an external A/C adapter, then its not much portable than any other drive
     
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    I love lightscribe. A hell of alot better than making the printed labels and sticking them on and alot neater and easier to read than a marker. Super quick and the discs are usually top notch, meaning no coasters.
     
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    waste .. get an enclosure and make it myself ...
     
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    good luck on your 5.25 enclosure - I doubt it would be as portable
     
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    THEREFORE, as stated by the manufacturer, lightscribe takes FOREVER to burn a full disk picture. A short (thin) text label might only take 4-5 mins. But for the true effect, ie. a nice brand logo, or brand image, you are talking about 3-5 mins to burn the CD (data) and over 30 mins to burn the visible image. = 5-10x longer! :eek:
     
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