“ LG GCE 8240B - CD-RW drive - internal - 24x10x40x - 5.25" - IDE - white „
It was no good I finally had to admit it to myself. The 4x external writer I had was no longer cutting the mustard. It worked a treat but was just too much effort to set up and not as fast as some of the newer drives on the market. So I fired up Internet Explorer and wizzed over to Ebuyer. They had a few writers about, all 16x roughly. Then I noiced a sale on an LG 24x writer. I found the idea of burning an entire CD in 3 minutes VERY appealing so I placed an order straight away. A few day's later it arrived and I shoved it into the PC. Being experienced in using writers I went for the Nero Burning package straight away. It wouldn't detect the drive. I went to their website and as I thought, it wasn't on their list of supported drives. This left me forced to try Easy CD Creator. Again it wouldn't detect the drive however an update of the version I had soon solved that problem. I am now able to sit back and burn a CD in the time it takes to go to the toilet! The drive seems very good. It's manufactured well and has been reliable so far, I've not had a single coaster from it yet and I imagine as time goes on more programs will support the drive, the problem I had was that I bought it when it was brand new. I don't know how much the drive costs now but it is definitely well worth the money. The one I got was an OEM version so came in a brown box with just instructions manuals and a copy of Easy CD Creator 5 Basic. Investing in a copy of Easy Cd Creator Deluxe is WELL worth the money as it has a shed-load more features. the drive also reads Cd's at 40x and can burn onto Re-Writable CD's at up to 10x. Overall it's a good drive. It burns fast, works well, looks nice. everything you would expect from a drive really. Here's a few spec's for anyone interested in getting one: Data Transfer Rate : Max 6,000KB/s Write Speed (CD-R) : 8
x, 12x, 16x, 24x Write Speed (CD-RW) : 2x, 4x, 10x Read Speed (CD-ROM) : Max 40x Access Time : 110ms Mounting Type : Horizontal & Vertical Buffer Size : 8MB Loading Type : Motorized Tray Compatible Formats : CD-ROM Mode1, CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode, Photo CD, Multi-Session CD-R, CD-RW and CD-TEXT CD-Plus, CD-Extra, Bootable CD Interface Type : Internal E-IDE / ATAPI the huge buffer comes in very useful because it is handling a lot of data!
The GCE-8240B Rewritable Recorder offers 24-speed CD-R, 10-speed CD-RW and 40-speed CD-ROM functions. It uses "Fail Free Technology", the optimized writing method based on artificial intelligence technology, to record data in the speed most reliable in the user environment. The product also adopted the "Zone CLV" (Constant Linear Velocity) method for high-speed writing. With Zone CLV, the disk is divided into zones to ensure reliability of data recording by keeping the writing speed of the inner and outer areas of the CD to be consistent with each other. The large buffer memory and incorporated buffer underrun prevention technology ensure maximum reliability in data storage.
LG Electronics' CD-RW drive is also the first in the world to incorporate a new design that minimizes noise, vibration, and heat emission coming from continuous data recording and playback. Moreover, disk compatibility has also been enhanced so that most of CD types can be played.