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Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-5290S - OEM

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Optiarc 5290S Archival / Duplication grade writer drive

The Optiarc AD-5290S CD/DVD burner is capable of reading and writing most DVD/CD media available on the market. Originally developed and distributed by SONY, the Optiarc 5290S is built using superb components and adopts advanced stabilization technologies. These technologies enable stable reading and recording, resulting in less burn failures and better burned disc quality that will last long. And with SATA interface, the AD-5290S can work flawlessly with today's PCs, workstations, and duplicator towers.

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Better Burning Quality

  • Secure Media Speed Stability - Ensures that media duplication speed does not exceed encoded maximum rates to provide better burning control and virtually eliminates bad burns.
  • Enhanced Recording Stabilization Control - Ensures all drives in a single duplication environment burn uniformly to avoid disproportionate speed fluctuations, which lead either to failed discs or less compatible completed discs.
  • Stable Recording Control - The drives have an extensive database of media specs and are better able to communicate and convey these details while burning the disc(s) at ultimate speed.

Greater Compatibility with Blank Media and Media Players

  • Stable burning throughout - Provides consistent and reliable burning of any file type for the duration of the duplication progress to ensure the recorded media has far greater reliability of playback or that the discs will successfully copy to begin with.
  • Enhanced Compatibility for DVD+R media-Ensuring greater compatibility with DVD Players
  • Enhanced CD-R Duplication - Limits potential distortion in CD-R audio duplication
  • Enhanced Compatibility for CD+G media - Ensuring greater compatibility with Karaoke players
  • Supports 99 minute CD-R - Allows CD-R media to be over-burned effectively to 99 minutes
  • Archival Capability - Works with wide array of specialty archival media for greater longevity on stored content

Drives Last Longer

  • Built using sturdier components - Compared to alternative drives, this model was built using the true Japanese design and parts lists for a stronger and more reliable system.
  • Less Wear and Tear - since there are fewer bad burns, the system is able to complete its jobs in less burns meaning a prolonged life for the drives themselves due to less use
  • Industrial tray gears & pulleys - provides a more stable disc loading tray for a longer life cycle (1 cycle equals 1 tray extend from and then return into the drive)
  • Enhanced Error Reporting - Provides greater details as to the cause of any potential duplication failure during the Lead-In

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3/ 5
Not In The Same League As The Sony/NEC Optiarcs 11/15/2018 1:39:50 PM

Pros: It works

Cons: Mediocre burns, inaccurate scans

Overall Review: I've had really good luck with older Optiarc models 7200 & 7220. I currently have 1 pc with 2 awful drives in it, so I chose to replacethem with 1 of these & one of the similar 5290+

I had high hopes for these, though I was aware that Sony had sold Optiarc to a company I've never heard of.

In a nutshell, these are not in the same league as the 7200/7220. I burned several TY+r 8X discs (both JVC & CMC) & all but 1 were awful & or coasters. I run Nero Disc quality Software on any burned disc that I intend to keep for any length of time. I got one with a 93 score/about 550 failures. That was the best I got. I also got as bad as a 50 score with 15k failures. I usually consider a score of 95 with less than 200 failures acceptable.

One thing I did find interesting is I also have some budget Optodisc -r's; in a brief sampling I found burn quality on those to be similar to the 7200.

For those who scan discs for quality like me, these are very inconsistent scanners; sometime they show the Manufacturer's id (embedded code that shows which brand dye was used), & sometimes they don't. They also tend to show better scores then the 7200 (which I trust due to years of use & comparison; my 7200 is over 10 years old & still works great!)). Same with burning; they vary randomly as to what info they embed in the disc (I use IMG burn for dvdr's & also for cd's with a Cue sheet; though for this review I only tested burning with dvdr).

It's also had intermittent issues with Windows recognizing it at all.

As far as Dual layer it's been years since there was decent dual layer blank media on the market; + with the poor performance on single layer, I can only shudder at what this would do to expensive dual layer blanks.

As far as CD Ripping I ran EAC's full test suite. On accurip it was close to the manufacture's published specs, but about 65% of the tracks were slightly off. It has Caching, C2 Error, & Accurate Stream (all good things). As I currently have no cd quality scanner that I trust, there was no point in burning a cdr.

Lastly, (this is an indication of the drop in quality) my 7200 shows 95% device buffer utilization, this shows 75% (not good).

In fact I recently recieved a portable no name Laptop drive that produced much better burns than the Optiarc 5290s!

My suggestion: if you don't care about burn quality (although you probably didn't make it this far if that's the case!), save $10-15 & get something cheaper; if you do care, keep looking. I haven't bought a new quality drive in a long time, so I don't know what's truly good these days.

Very disappointing.

(In case you're wondering why I'm so fanatic about burn & disc quality, many years ago, I learned about burn quality the hard way. I bought a "cake" of Maxell DVD's (actually Ricoh Japan) & the dye faded & the entire cake went bad within 6 months. I've also learned that dept. store brand name (TDK, Maxell, etc) & generic (Office Depot, etc) blank media tends to go bad (for that matter since Taiyo Yuden sold first to JVC & then to the dreadful CMC there's really no blank discs (cd or dvd) on the market today that I can recommend).

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5/ 5
Great Product! 9/15/2017 7:07:49 PM

Pros: Works with all my DVDs.
No coaster so far.

Cons: doesn't come with cable

Overall Review: It is nice to see a next gen Optiarc drive.

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