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Old June 28th 20, 03:35 AM posted to rec.audio.pro
Jason[_16_]
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Computers for sale now usually do not come with a CD drive.
One I purchased recently didn't even offer it as an option.
I burn more CD's than I read. In the old days, Plextor drives
earned the best reviews. I had one, and Exact Audio Copy
almost always reported no errors on CD's I made on quality
blanks...not quite so good on generics from Office Depot/Staples.
"No errors" was an acceptance criterion for some of the duplication
services I sent them to.

What's best these days? I still have many requests to create
CD's, mostly from the musicians who performed on the recordings.
I suppose I'm looking for something external since there
are no bays in new machines like the one I bought
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Old June 28th 20, 09:32 AM posted to rec.audio.pro
geoff
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On 28/06/2020 2:35 pm, Jason wrote:
> Computers for sale now usually do not come with a CD drive.
> One I purchased recently didn't even offer it as an option.
> I burn more CD's than I read. In the old days, Plextor drives
> earned the best reviews. I had one, and Exact Audio Copy
> almost always reported no errors on CD's I made on quality
> blanks...not quite so good on generics from Office Depot/Staples.
> "No errors" was an acceptance criterion for some of the duplication
> services I sent them to.
>
> What's best these days? I still have many requests to create
> CD's, mostly from the musicians who performed on the recordings.
> I suppose I'm looking for something external since there
> are no bays in new machines like the one I bought
>



Maybe something lilke this ?

https://www.ebay.com/c/1624598198

geoff
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Old June 28th 20, 12:31 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
Mike Rivers[_2_]
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On 6/27/2020 10:35 PM, Jason wrote:
> Computers for sale now usually do not come with a CD drive. In the old days, Plextor drives
> earned the best reviews.


> What's best these days? I still have many requests to create
> CD's, mostly from the musicians who performed on the recordings.
> I suppose I'm looking for something external since there
> are no bays in new machines like the one I bought


When it comes to obsolete technology, I don't believe that there's a
"best" when you have to buy something new. And a 15 year old Plextor
that you find on eBay will probably be pretty well worn out no matter
how well it was originally built.

Today, there are no more CD-only drives, only CD/DVD read/write, and the
only "upgrade" would be for one that handles Blu-Ray, and there are
probably only one or two companies manufacturing the drive mechanism
itself, that every brand name uses. I've had an LG brand for 6 or 7
years that hasn't worn out yet, at the rate of burning about half a
dozen disks a month. These, and similar brand names sell for about
$25-30, and should be considered expendable when they start making
errors or develop loading problems.

If you're looking for something for small production runs, like a client
wants 100 copies to take to a gig, you can ge a stand-alone duplicator
with 1 or 2 drives for under $200.

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Old June 28th 20, 02:28 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
Scott Dorsey
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Jason > wrote:
>
>What's best these days? I still have many requests to create
>CD's, mostly from the musicians who performed on the recordings.
>I suppose I'm looking for something external since there
>are no bays in new machines like the one I bought


I don't know, but I am using an LG model GE24NU40 and it seems to be
solid and reliable. E1 rates on burned disks are about comparable to
the Plextors. Doesn't allow any instrumentation, though, so Plextools
is right out. But for $50 it's hard to complain. When I started doing
PMCDs I was paying far more than that for a single blank.
--scott
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Old June 28th 20, 02:38 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
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On Sat, 27 Jun 2020 22:35:01 -0400, Jason > wrote:

>Computers for sale now usually do not come with a CD drive.
>One I purchased recently didn't even offer it as an option.
>I burn more CD's than I read. In the old days, Plextor drives
>earned the best reviews. I had one, and Exact Audio Copy
>almost always reported no errors on CD's I made on quality
>blanks...not quite so good on generics from Office Depot/Staples.
>"No errors" was an acceptance criterion for some of the duplication
>services I sent them to.
>
>What's best these days? I still have many requests to create
>CD's, mostly from the musicians who performed on the recordings.
>I suppose I'm looking for something external since there
>are no bays in new machines like the one I bought


Plextor was a Japanese company and no longer makes drives, although the brand name is now licensed to a Taiwanese company for other products.

Either of these should work well. I've had a Pioneer slim external burner for years, but Pioneer seems to be into blu-ray burners now so they're
pricey. One of these would be my choice today.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-8x-e...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-DW316-US...8832011&sr=8-1
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Old June 30th 20, 05:43 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
Jason[_16_]
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Default CD Burner Recommendation

In article >,
says...
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> >

>
>
> Maybe something lilke this ?
>
>
https://www.ebay.com/c/1624598198
>
> geoff


Thanks everyone for your replies.


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Old July 3rd 20, 04:30 AM posted to rec.audio.pro
Les Cargill[_5_]
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Jason wrote:
> Computers for sale now usually do not come with a CD drive.
> One I purchased recently didn't even offer it as an option.
> I burn more CD's than I read. In the old days, Plextor drives
> earned the best reviews. I had one, and Exact Audio Copy
> almost always reported no errors on CD's I made on quality
> blanks...not quite so good on generics from Office Depot/Staples.
> "No errors" was an acceptance criterion for some of the duplication
> services I sent them to.
>
> What's best these days? I still have many requests to create
> CD's, mostly from the musicians who performed on the recordings.


I'd discover torrents. I send a board tape I'd made in 1985 to
a bandmate from then using torrents.

> I suppose I'm looking for something external since there
> are no bays in new machines like the one I bought
>


I recently built a machine and it has an ASUS but I just realized I have
not yet burned a CD on it.

--
Les Cargill
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Old July 3rd 20, 08:34 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
gray_wolf
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On 02/07/2020 10:30 pm, Les Cargill wrote:
> Jason wrote:
>> Computers for sale now usually do not come with a CD drive.
>> One I purchased recently didn't even offer it as an option.
>> I burn more CD's than I read. In the old days, Plextor drives
>> earned the best reviews. I had one, and Exact Audio Copy
>> almost always reported no errors on CD's I made on quality
>> blanks...not quite so good on generics from Office Depot/Staples.
>> "No errors" was an acceptance criterion for some of the duplication
>> services I sent them to.
>>
>> What's best these days? I still have many requests to create
>> CD's, mostly from the musicians who performed on the recordings.

>
> I'd discover torrents. I send a board tape I'd made in 1985 to
> a bandmate from then using torrents.
>
>> I suppose I'm looking for something external since there
>> are no bays in new machines like the one I bought
>>

>
> I recently built a machine and it has an ASUS but I just realized I have not yet
> burned a CD on it.
>
> --
> Les Cargill


Check out the external USB CD drives.
 




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