Ever heard of Artec

  JayDay 16:56 07 May 2004

Looking around for a new DVD-ROM and have come across the make Artec. Reviews seem good all comment on what a quiet drive it is. I have never heard of the make and can't find a website for them. A search on Google reveals lots of German sites. Are they are German Co? Any comments gratefully received.

  GaT7 17:01 07 May 2004

The Artec website - click here.

  johnnyrocker 17:02 07 May 2004

i have an artec on board a pc built click here touch wood no probs.


  Old Shep 17:02 07 May 2004

Information click here Web Site click here

  Djohn 17:04 07 May 2004

Yep! had one myself. Basic CD-Rom drive some eighteen months back. Excellent drives.

  JayDay 17:06 07 May 2004

Thanks. Found the site. A Dutch company. Seem to have a strong presence in mainland Europe

  Stuartli 17:20 07 May 2004

It's most likely that it will be a rebadged drive from another manufacturer.

click here lists who makes what and who rebadges them, but Artec is not mentioned:


click here

Section 5 -(1)

  woodchip 17:25 07 May 2004

I have a Artec DVD from Ebuyer good drive. all CD drives and DVD's are made by about four companies that just put there own front and badge on them. likewise with CD blanks

  Stuartli 09:43 08 May 2004

There are around 20 manufacturers worldwide producing CD/CD-RW blanks but many, many more rebadging them.

You'll find a list of the excellent, the good and the bad quality media manufacturers and who rebadges whose products at:

click here

As you say, as I keep doing, many CD/DVD-ROM drivers and rewriters are rebadged products - no manufacturer can produce everything it sells.

My first TDK rewriter, a Velo, was a rebadged Plextor (excellent make) and my current TDK CyClone is based on a Samsung model.

It's the same too, for instance, with laptops with Acer producing and rebadging models for other companies as well as under its own name.

  woodchip 14:16 08 May 2004

They all do it including Batchelor’s for Tesco

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