Joined on 07/29/09
Pros: The feelings of security that this product brings that your archives won't deteriorate or fade out and become inaccessible.
Cons: 1. Burn rate of an M-disc DVD drive is only 4x so to burn a completely full DVD and have the burn software verify the data of the burned DVD takes around 21 minutes whereas a regular DVD burns much faster. Hopefully, in the future, they will come out with a DVD drive that burns M-discs faster. 2. You have to buy a separate M-disc compatible DVD drive.
Overall Review: Over a period of 2 years, I scanned all of our family and ancestor photos onto my computer hard drive. Then I sat around wondering what I should do with all that data. I had heard about the M-disc and decided to try it. I had to buy an M-disc DVD drive, which cost me over $100. A 50 pack of M-discs cost me $150 on-line. About a year later, I bought another 50 pack for $110. I have burned 6 sets of 15 DVD's each, all verified that the data on each DVD was correct. It took a long time, but the feelings I have that I have provided a long term archive of all our family photos to all my siblings is well worth the effort.
An upgrade of my last review
Pros: I'm upgrading my previous review of the Xerox 3320dni printer. It's working now. I paid a computer tech guy to come over and try to get this Xerox 3320dni printer to work. He spent about an hour and tried everything-- new cords, changed the port on my computer from a usb 3.0 port to a usb 2.0. Finally, he checked on-line and saw that the firmware had been updated. He downloaded the new firmware and the printer is now working OK. The bypass tray is also now automatic (thanks to an adjustment made by the computer tech). I haven't used this printer much yet. We'll see how it goes in the future. I'm relieved that this printer is now working.
Cons: The con that I have is that I spent $340 + shipping + $80 (service tech) on this printer and it came without the proper firmware. I just can't believe that a huge corporation like Xerox can't ship their products with the proper firmware installed to make their products work. For that I am giving this Xerox printer only 3 eggs even if this printer works perfectly from now on!!!
Displease with this Xerox Phaser 3320 printer
Pros: Rugged, well built.
Cons: This printer is such an absolute hassle to get to work right. You do a normal print and a warning crops up telling you to put paper in the bypass tray. You put a page or paper in the bypass tray and it will take from the tray below. This thing shipped without the proper firmware. A computer tech had to download the latest firmware. I specify 2 sided printing and it does only 1 side. I put the paper printed on 1 side in the bypass tray to manually do 2 sided printing and the printer will print from tray 1 instead of the bypass tray. However, this printer prints a perfect copy of the printer configuration report every time you turn it on. The waste of paper and toner is huge in order to get something you can use from this machine. I wish I could give this printer 0 eggs.
Overall Review: I am going to see if there is an update in firmware again, somewhere on the internet--- maybe get a computer tech guy to help me install it. I wish I'd have bought a Hewlett Packard instead.
Pros: I think it is built of heavier duty materials and more robust than other comparable brands in the price range.
Cons: My OS is Windows XP with 3 (whatever you call it). I hooked up the printer to my computer, installed the driver and it won't print. I turn the printer off then on and sometimes it will print something, usually a status/configuration sheet. I paid for a computer whiz to set it up. He did and after I restarted my computer, it wouldn't work. I called Xerox and he helped me get it to work. The next time I turned on my computer, it wouldn't work. I can't get this thing to work. I also bought the printer because of the bypass tray. But it is hard to use because instead of automatically feeding from the tray when paper is loaded in it, you have to go into properties in the print menu and choose bypass to get it to feed. I'm really disappointed. My other printers from other brands worked well, right away after loading the driver.
Overall Review: I think something is wrong with the driver. But I am such a computer/tech idiot, I don't know what to do. The thing now just sits there and rots. What a mess I'm in.