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Old 07-16-2010, 02:17 PM #1
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Hi everyone. I saw this deal on Newegg this morning. It cost as the title says and has free shipping!!!

This looked like a good deal to me but I had a question about the manufacturer.
It is made by ASUS. Has anyone had any experience with these? I know most people use the Pioneer.

Here is the link: Newegg.com - ASUS 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-08B1ST

I was hoping to get some opinions on the off brand before I spent the money.


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Default Re: 8X BD Drive for $69.99??

ASUS is not an "off-brand". Though I'm not sure we use laser diodes from their products, they are very well known for their great quality in laptops, motherboards, LCDs, and many other computer parts. I would think it would be a good quality diode, but that is just based off of their equipment not usually failing.

If others know otherwise though, don't hesitate to give information. I don't want to be responsible for convincing him to buy a bad diode, but I personally would thinkk it would be good.

Edit: I'm using one of their laptops right now -lower class - and it's GREAT... never failed once.

SECOND MAJOR EDIT - It is NOTTTT a burner. It is just a 8x reader. Thus, I doubt it's anything worth getting for that much $$ if your trying to make a portable laser with it. For a reader for your computer - if that's what you're looking for, you didn't specify, then it's probably fine. But for diode use, DONT get it.

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Newegg.com - ASUS 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-08B1ST

ROM = READ ONLY

It is a reader NOT a burner.

Great for watching bluray movies, useless for making burning lasers

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Default Re: 8X BD Drive for $69.99??

Man if I had a dollar for everytime one of these threads was opened.....I'd have like $20. I'd be rich!!!
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Default Re: 8X BD Drive for $69.99??

asus is DEFINATELY not an off brand.. this is the same computer i have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220695
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Default Re: 8X BD Drive for $69.99??

I meant it is an off-brand as far as the diodes we use goes, not as a company, sorry for the confusion.

@yobresal, My bad for opening a thread on what I thought was a great deal and wanting to get some opinions of some more experienced members out there, sorry to bother you.

Thank you to everyone for your replies.

@Dave, thanks for the clarification, I missed that.

So to all, my apologies for opening this thread, it seems a waste of sever space, please delete it.

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It's all good Kev, It is pretty much a right of passage at this point. I find it more humorous than anything else. I don't think anyone has actually purchased one of these readers drives on accident yet and probably because they posted here first before pulling the trigger. So It is a good think you posted here first. Imagine if you hadn't. Could have been very dissapointing.
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I meant it is an off-brand as far as the diodes we use goes, not as a company, sorry for the confusion.

@yobresal, My bad for opening a thread on what I thought was a great deal and wanting to get some opinions of some more experienced members out there, sorry to bother you.

Thank you to everyone for your replies.

@Dave, thanks for the clarification, I missed that.

So to all, my apologies for opening this thread, it seems a waste of sever space, please delete it.

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It happens. No biggie.

Also, the thread should be left up to help the next member that sees the "good deal" without realizing it is a reader.

It happens more than you realize (hence Yobresal's and my comments )


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It's all good Kev, It is pretty much a right of passage at this point. I find it more humorous than anything else. I don't think anyone has actually purchased one of these readers drives on accident yet and probably because they posted here first before pulling the trigger. So It is a good think you posted here first. Imagine if you hadn't. Could have been very dissapointing.

Dieselmarine burned up several LG CH08's (also a reader) before he posted to figure out why he kept blowing the diodes

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Thanks for your comments guys. When I saw the sale I kinda just focused on 8X BR!!! and the price!!! Completely looked over the ROM part.

@yobresal, yeah, I am glad I posted it because that would have been $70 down the drain that could go to a REAL 8X from Dave



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I know what you mean though. I felt the same way when all the Artic threads started. Now the "Discussion" Artic thread seems to have turned into a chatroom
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