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    Warrenty void stickers

    Whats the point of having warrenty void stickers on optical drives? Whenever i install one in a case it rips it so whooosh goes the warrenty. Had 3 optical drives fail on me in about 3 months and had to replace each out of my own pocket as the company says ive opened the drive.

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    I must admit, with optical drives I always carefully remove the warranty sticker using a stanley knife blade, placing it on the back of the drive then put it back if the drive ever goes 'aot'

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    What drives you been using and where have you purchased them from?

    Sounds like bad luck losing 3 drives in 3 months :- commiserations. Did you get any luck with RMA's?

    Usually "they" put them over screws and other such fanciful devices for opening unknown secrets. Maybe a new standard is required for screws and their warranty void stickers. I vote for socket X : gauranteed to screw you up.

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    They have been artec drives and im currently in contact with the company involved so wont name and shame....yet.
    They stick them on a corner of the drive so when you slide the drive in it rubs agaisnt the side of the case and rips if off.

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    I know exactly what you mean mate. I used to have the same problem.
    btw : Artec drives have one of the highest failure rates. Why dont you stick to lite-on ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    I know exactly what you mean mate. I used to have the same problem.
    btw : Artec drives have one of the highest failure rates. Why dont you stick to lite-on ?
    Didnt know that Lite-on here i come!

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    lite on rock dude, had 2 now and theyve never failed, great stuff upgraded to a cdrw from my old traxdata one and it kicked its butt, basically
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    asus for me but lite-on are very good. my asus 52x32x52 is very quick and very reliable

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    I use a Lite-on 48x24x48 cd and it hasn't made a coaster in 12 months. Fast and a little noisy.

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    mmm my 52x litey combo is the quietest and best drive ive ever had. It's also the only drive ive ever had that seems to act 'sensibly' - ie when playing a movie it will actually spin the disk nice and quietly, when transferring the data its spins its bollox off

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    Lite-on the very first overclockable drive

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