I read that a bunch of Lite-On DVD burners have good power and open cans (that is better right?) and this one will be just over 30 bucks shipped to my door for a 20x, figured that would be a good diode to build my first DIY'er. I got all the parts, just waiting to pick out the diode and get cracking. I'm gonna regulate it with Daedals driver board, and probably pump 250-300 mah into it and see how it does from there, then I'll work on some extreme cooling and see how much higher I can pump it. Anyway, I'm digressing, so any input about this drive, or if anyone suggests a drive that would be a no-brainer (ive heard great things about the Pioneer 112D, also cheap on newegg) I would love the input. Thanks
If that drive contains the same diode and heatsink as the diode I harvested from a LiteOn.. good luck. I have attempted to harvest 2, the first one was successful and the second one my dikes slipped right into the can.
From my research I would suggest the Pioneer 112D. From what I understand of it, it will be much easier to remove the diode from the heatsink. It is an 18X burner however I believe all open can diodes are the same. I only wish I could find a spec sheet for them.
I think you're right, I'm better off going with what I know is easy to harvest and will work well. *Ill have plenty of time to waste money experimenting on new stuff when I'm out of college and have a real job *: