CICERO CD Writer... Reliable brand?

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  1. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    My mom bought me a cicero CDWriter today for $100 - $70 mail in rebates which equals $30CAD, its a 40x writer, but im not sure how reliable this brand is.

    My burner currently, a Mitsumi i got for more than $300 when it just came out, and i've been using it for 3 years and its still going strong.

    Anybody had any experience with Cicero brand products?
     
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    NVM, turns out its an OPTORITE CD burner.. anybody got info on these?
     
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    I just bought a Hi-Val 52X burner for US$40 after rebates. First of all, most of these components are made by a half dozen manufacturers in Asia and just branded differently. So, my opinion is, if it makes it past the first 30 days with a good amount of use (to test it) it will probably outlive the other components in your PC that become obsolete based on speed or size (CPU, RAM, Hard drive, etc.)
     
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    I have an A-open something, which hasn't been fully satisfactory, and the dealer who sold me the computer recommended I try an Optowrite.

    I'd rather have simplicity and reliability of performance over speed, but the market doesn't really care, as Charles says, all this stuff comes from lo-cost just-in-time producers, and a brand name is slapped on...

    If I replace the 24x one, it seems I can now only get 40x ones...
     

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