Cd re-writer advice needed!

  STEVE71163 08:28 28 Mar 2003

I am going to go out today and buy a cd re-writer to fit in my pc. The one i am looking at is a Artec 52x24x52. Is this a reasonable speed? Will a 300 watt psu be enough if i add a re writer?

Many Thanks

  Lú-tzé 08:32 28 Mar 2003

Speed: more than reasonable - you will need 52x disks to maximise it capabilities. So a good buy.

300w psu: depends on what else is in the machine but if just usual components it will be fine. If you have a P4 processor, you may have a problem, but otherwise should be ok.

Good luck with it.

  STEVE71163 08:36 28 Mar 2003

Thanks for the reply. I am using a amd xp2000 and a 64mb geforce 4 video card.


  Lú-tzé 08:41 28 Mar 2003

No problems then. Enjoy it.

  User-312386 08:49 28 Mar 2003

although if you are going to buy one i would buy online as you can better deals

Go to a major store and you could pay in excess of £100, go online and you can buy one for around £60

worth waiting a few days for don't you think?


  User-312386 08:51 28 Mar 2003

You can buy this model from PCWORLD for £42.99p

go to click here and type in the model and it comes up

although i dont know if the stores will sell that for that price


  Mango Grummit 09:15 28 Mar 2003

You can sometimes get even better deals instore. PC World is always worth a look if there is one handy for you as they often have local branch special offers that are not advertised.

  STEVE71163 15:13 28 Mar 2003

I ended up buying a liteon 52x24x52 and have fitted it and all seems to work ok :o) (£52.00)

  Lú-tzé 15:59 28 Mar 2003

Congratulations - I fitted one of those recently for a friend on a very low spec machine and it works nicely.

  Ben Avery (Work) 16:19 28 Mar 2003

Maybe not the place here but may be useful to you in the future.

I have an AsusTek 52r 52w 24rw and cannot for the life of me, find places that actually sell 24x CD-RW discs!

Any idea's email me!

P.S. if you have a local Poundstretcher store, they sell packs of CDR's (made by strand europe) which are tested at 40x but write very well at 52x on my AsusTek writer. The bonus is that the pack of 25 costs £9.99 (with jewel cases) which works out 40p per disc (did I mention that INCLUDES a jewel case?!)

I've never had a problem with burning onto these either (unlike certain TDK discs). For the money, you can afford to lose a few of them anyway!


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