7503 8W/20R CD-R - Page 1
It has been a a while since
we last did a review on CD-R drives. The last time
we did one was on the
Yamaha CRW6416S back in June 1999.
CD-R drives have improved again. Their writing speeds
have jumped from the previous 6X we last saw to the current
8X reviewed here. Floppy disks are no longer the
most popular and commonly used portable media for computers.
Times have changed. With falling prices, it's no wonder
that CD-R drives have been finding their way into homes
and offices. In addition, with the widespread availability
of CD-ROM drives in computers worldwide, CDs are arguably
the most versatile and commonly used portable media in
this electronic age.
of CD-R technology is undeniable. With DVD recordable
drives still far from reaching widespread adoption by
the masses, a CD-R option appears to be relatively
unchallenged even in the near future.
price difference of S$100 between a 4X and 8X drive, would
it be wise to get the faster drive? We shall examine
this in the review.
The Compro CDR7503
drive was provided courtesy of ACS
Innovations Pte Ltd. I must say their service was
top notch in providing the drive for evaluation.
is the latest and speediest of Compro's range of CD-R
drives. It packs a 20X Read and a 8X Write.
this is an OEM Panasonic drive by Compro that is packaged
with the CDR7503 label. This is the 3rd generation
of CD-R drives offered by Compro and I must say that I
found their previous drive, the CDR7502, a joy to use.
So how does its successor fare? Read on.