Need a reference for a good CD Burner

We occasionally have to burn alot of CD's to distribute our software package and training resources.  Our current burner,  a MSI Dragonwriter 48x, works fine until you get to about the 20th burn.  It then, I believe, overheats and locks up the computer and will not eject the blank cd from the drive.  A full reboot is required.

I'm sure this is just a desktop type of burner and not meant for industrial applications, so I'm asking if anyone has any good links or recommendations for industrial strength cd burners. They do not need to burn DVD format either.

Thanks!
synergyautoAsked:
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi synergyauto,

I've been using Plextor drives for about 5 years now, even done a lot of mass writings, never had any heat problems or other lockup problems. They where also the first to come with "burn-proof" to avoid any failures by buffer underruns, I've never made a missburn. So you might want to start with taking a look at those.
At the moment I have a PlexWriter 24/10/40A but I've heard the 52/16/52A has the same specifications, only it's faster, so for just burning cd-roms, I highly recommend it.

Greetings,

LucF
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CallandorCommented:
Plextor has a good reputation for reliable CD burners, as well as Sony.  Plextor Premium, and Sony DRU500.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Did it really take me that long to type that comment? :o)
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CallandorCommented:
(LOL - your own advice comes back to haunt you!)
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synergyautoAuthor Commented:
Gentleman,

Thanks for the input, now, shall I go IDE, USB, or ultra SCSI.
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CallandorCommented:
I recommend IDE - cheaper, and fast enough.  SCSI is useful for multiple devices, and USB for portability (but not always reliable).
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
IDE is the way to go at the moment. SCSI is way overpriced, and USB is only needed in case you don't have internal space (note that external writers are also much more sensitive for heat.

LucF
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hmm... my own advice is comming back big time :o)
Calandor, got my mail?
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synergyautoAuthor Commented:
You guys are all over it so I split the points. Thanks for the help!
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
You're welcome, glad to help :)

LucF
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synergyautoAuthor Commented:
One more thing! lol

Here's the one I'm eyeballing, this would do the trick?  It's a great price if so...
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hmm... maybe my knowledge of the English language betrayes me, but what do you mean synergyauto?
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synergyautoAuthor Commented:
shoot, a link would help, here ya go:


http://www.plextor.com/english/products/pdfs/Premium.pdf
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hmm... didn't know that thing was even 32x on re-writing... NOW WE'RE TALKING! sound great for what you want to do with it...
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CallandorCommented:
Plextor Premium - good choice!

LucF, I'll take a look at my mail.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
btw... LOL at the specifications... a PII 300 for those speeds will be impossible, the motherboard won't be able to transfer the data that fast to the drive.
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synergyautoAuthor Commented:
Thanks again guys...for $100 it's a steal
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
It will suit you perfectly :)
Good luck and have fun,

LucF
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