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Appeared on: Thursday, November 11, 2004
Traxdata Media Tests


1. Introduction

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Introduction

Traxdata is one of the leading brands in the data storage industry and is seen as the pioneer in the field of optical storage media. It is the premium brand of RITEK, the world's largest optical media manufacturer. The Traxdata product portfolio includes: CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Flash Memory products, compatible ink cartridges and portable storage appliances. In Europe, Traxdata is distributed by Conrexx Technology B.V. / RITEK Europe.

Due to the growing popularity of Traxata media, we decided to test their DVD format media with several recorders, both the latest and older models, from different manufacturers.

The ID codes of the media we used for our tests are presented in the following table:

Media Code ID
DVD+R DL 2.4X RITEK D01
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04

For our recordings we used 23 different drives. The models and their firmware revisions are summarized in the table below. At the time of the tests, the firmware versions used were the latest for each drive.

Recorder Firmware
Asus DRW-1604P 1.10
BenQ DW1620A B7L9
BTC DRW1108IM B129
LG GSA-4120B A111
LG GSA-4160B A302
LiteOn SOHW-812S USOQ
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BSOH
LiteOn SOHW-832S VSOB
Memorex D2 BWSE
NEC ND-2510A 2.16
NEC ND-3500A 2.17 / 2.18
Optorite DD0405 160E
Optorite DD1205 120E
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.2
Pioneer DVR-107 1.20
Pioneer DVR-108 1.14
Plextor PX-708A 1.08
Plextor PX-712A 1.05
Samsung TS-H552 TS04
Sony DRU-710A BY01
TDK 1616N 2.78
Teac DV-W512G T4S5
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031

- Test Method

In order to test the writing quality and readability of the burned media, we used two readers with two software applications:

In general, a "perfect" disc should have a smooth reading curve, very low PIE/POE and zero (0) POF error rates. Most times however, even though a disc has very low PIE/POE error rates, the reading curve may not be smooth containing dropoffs. Due to the fact that we oversped the reading capabilities of the LiteON SOHD-167T, such drops are expected, especially near the outer area of the disc.

The measurements in the following pages should be taken not as the absolute criteria of the burning quality, but as an indication level.

- Testing software

  1. Nero CD-DVD Speed v3.30
  2. PlexTools v2.17
  3. Nero Burning Rom v6.3.1.25
  4. DVD Decrypter 3.2.2.0
  5. CopyToDVD 3.0.32.54

More information about our test machine are included in the table below:

Test PC
CPU Intel P4 2.8Ghz Prescott, 1024Kb cache 800FSB
RAM DDR 512/400Mhz
M/B Intel D865GBFL
HD Western Digital WD 1200JB 7200RPM 8MB cache

2. DVD+R DL ( RITEK D01 )

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DVD+R DL ( RITEK D01 )

Traxdata has for a long time now released its Double Layer media while many other manufacturers have yet to do so.

For our tests, we used a DVD-Video content disc, the "Gladiator Movie - Special Edition" Disc1 with a total size of 6.86GB.

First, we transferred the original movie to the hard disc with DVD Decrypter in ISO format (single file). We then used the latest version of CopyToDVD software to burn the image file to the discs.

We burned traxdata media on 15 different burners. More information about each burner, its respective firmware revision as well as the speed and the time needed for a complete burn are given in the following table. Click on a drive name from the table to go directly to its quality scans or use the article navigator.

Recorder Firmware Speed Time
Asus DRW-1604P 1.10 2.4X 38:05
BenQ DW1620A B7L9 2.4X 39:49
LG GSA-4120B A111 2.4X 38:04
LG GSA-4160B A302 2.4X 37:59
LiteOn SOHW-832S VSOB 2.4X 37:46
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BSOH 2.4X 37:26
Memorex D2 BWSE 2.4X 37:25
NEC ND-2510A 2.16 - -
NEC ND-3500A 2.18 2.4X 37.15
Optorite DD1205 120E 2.4X 37:41
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.2 2.4X 40:09
Pioneer DVR-108 1.14 2.4X 38:08
Samsung TS-H552 TS04 2.4X 37:19
Sony DRU-710A BY01 2.4X 37:28
TDK 1616N 2.78 2.4X 37:20


3. DVD+R 16X ( RITEK R04)

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DVD+R 16X ( RITEK R04)

We burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compilation on 11 different DVD burners. We used the maximum allowed writing speed for each drive.

First, we transferred the movie to the hard disc with DVD Decrypter in DVD-Video format. Then we used the latest version of Nero Burning Rom software to burn the VIDEO_TS file to the discs. More information about each burner, its respective firmware revision as well as the speed and the time needed for a complete burn are given in the following table. Click on the name of a drive below to go to the quality scans or use the article navigator.

Recorder Firmware Speed Time
Asus DRW-1604P 1.10 4X 14:52
BenQ DW1620A B7L9 16X 6:03
LG GSA-4160B A302 4X 16:56
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BSOH 16X 5:58
Memorex D2 BWSE 8X 8:00
NEC ND-3500A 2.17 4X 14:13
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.2 16X 5:58
Pioneer DVR-108 1.14 4X 14:49
Samsung TS-H552 TS04 12X 7:19
Sony DRU-710A BY01 8X 8:32
TDK 1616N 2.78 4X 14:15


4. DVD+R 8X ( RITEK R03)

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DVD+R 8X ( RITEK R03)

We burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compalation on 23 different DVD burners. We used the maximum allowed writing speed for each drive.

First, we transferred the movie to the hard disc with DVD Decrypter in DVD-Video format. Then we used the latest version of Nero Burning Rom software to burn the VIDEO_TS file to the discs. More information about each burner, its firmware revision as well as the speed and the time needed for a complete burn are given in the following table. Click on the name of a drive below to see the quality scans or use the article navigator.

Recorder Firmware Speed Time
Asus DRW-1604P 1.10 12X 7:01
BenQ DW1620A B7L9 12X 6:30
BTC DRW1108IM B129 8X 9:56
LG GSA-4120B A111 8X 7:50
LG GSA-4160B A302 8X 7:58
LiteOn SOHW-812S USOQ 8X 8:33
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BSOH 8X 7:59
LiteOn SOHW-832S VSOB 8X 8:46
Memorex D2 BWSE 8X 8:00
NEC ND-2510A 2.16 8X 9:23
NEC ND-3500A 2.17 8X 9:35
Optorite DD0405 160E 8X 7:49
Optorite DD1205 120E 8X 7:47
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.2 8X 8:14
Pioneer DVR-107 1.20 8X 8:45
Pioneer DVR-108 1.14 12X 7:00
Plextor PX-708A 1.08 8X 7:53
Plextor PX-712A 1.05 8X 7:36
Samsung TS-H552 TS04 8X 8:07
Sony DRU-710A BY01 8X 7:56
TDK 1616N 2.78 8X 9:36
Teac DV-W512G T4S5 8X 8:09
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031 8X 9:29


5. DVD-R 8X ( RITEK G05)

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DVD-R 8X ( RITEK G05)

We burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compalation and 23 different DVD burners. We used the maximum allowed writing speed for each drive.

First, we transferred the movie to the hard disc with DVD Decrypter in DVD-Video format. Then we used the latest version of Nero Burning Rom software to burn the VIDEO_TS file to the discs. More information about each burner, its firmware revision as well as the speed and the time needed for a complete burn are given in the following table. Click on the name of a drive below to see the quality scans or use the article navigator.

Recorder Firmware Speed Time
Asus DRW-1604P 1.10 12X 6:48
BenQ DW1620A B7L9 8X 7:54
BTC DRW1108IM B129 8X 10:09
LG GSA-4120B A111 4X 14:21
LG GSA-4160B A302 4X 14:22
LiteOn SOHW-812S USOQ 8X 9:19
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BSOH 8X 9:15
LiteOn SOHW-832S VSOB 8X 9:18
Memorex D2 BWSE 8X 9:22
NEC ND-2510A 2.16 8X 9:17
NEC ND-3500A 2.17 8X 9:39
Optorite DD0405 160E 8X 11:56
Optorite DD1205 120E 8X 9:57
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.2 8X 8:06
Pioneer DVR-107 1.20 8X 8:18
Pioneer DVR-108 1.14 12X 6:51
Plextor PX-708A 1.08 4X 14:38
Plextor PX-712A 1.05 8X 7:57
Samsung TS-H552 TS04 8X 13:27
Sony DRU-710A BY01 8X 9:12
TDK 1616N 2.78 8X 9:36
Teac DV-W512G T4S5 8X 9:14
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031 8X 9:47


6. DVD+RW 4X ( RICOHJPNW11)

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DVD+RW 4X ( RICOHJPNW11)

We burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compalation and 16 different DVD burners. We used the maximum allowed writing speed for each drive.

First, we transferred the movie to the hard disc with DVD Decrypter in DVD-Video format. Then we used the latest version of Nero Burning Rom software to burn the VIDEO_TS file to the discs. More information about each burner, its firmware revision as well as the speed and the time needed for a complete burn are given in the following table. Click on the name of a drive below to see the quality scans or use the article navigator.

Recorder Firmware Speed Time
Asus DRW-1604P 1.10 4X 15:37
BenQ DW1620A B7L9 4X 14:18
LG GSA-4160B A302 4X 14:25
LiteOn SOHW-812S USOQ 4X 14:04
LiteOn SOHW-832S VSOB 4X 14:05
Memorex D2 BWSE 4X 13:37
NEC ND-2510A 2.16 4X 14:21
NEC ND-3500A 2.17 4X 13:32
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.2 4X 14:35
Pioneer DVR-107 1.20 4X 15:00
Pioneer DVR-108 1.14 4X 15:42
Plextor PX-712A 1.05 4X 15:24
Samsung TS-H552 TS04 4X 14:21
Sony DRU-710A BY01 4X 14:45
Teac DV-W512G T4S5 4X 14:10
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031 4X 14:39

7. DVD-RW 4X ( RITEK W04)

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DVD-RW 4X ( RITEK W04)

We burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compalation and 14 different DVD burners. We used the maximum allowed writing speed for each drive.

First, we transferred the movie to the hard disc with DVD Decrypter in DVD-Video format. Then we used the latest version of Nero Burning Rom software to burn the VIDEO_TS file to the discs. More information about each burner, its firmware revision as well as the speed and the time needed for a complete burn are given in the following table. Click on the name of a drive below to see the quality scans or use the article navigator.

Recorder Firmware Speed Time
Asus DRW-1604P 1.10 4X 14:55
BenQ DW1620A B7L9 4X 14:42
LiteOn SOHW-812S USOQ 4X 14:39
LiteOn SOHW-832S VSOB 4X 14:34
NEC ND-2510A 2.16 4X 13:59
NEC ND-3500A 2.17 4X 13:54
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.2 4X 15:04
Pioneer DVR-107 1.20 4X 14:55
Pioneer DVR-108 1.14 4X 14:53
Plextor PX-712A 1.05 4X 14:48
Samsung TS-H552 TS04 4X 14:28
Sony DRU-710A BY01 2X 28:59
Teac DV-W512G T4S5 2X 29:07
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031 4X 14:21

8. Asus DRW-1604P (v1.10)

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Asus DRW-1604P (v1.10)

Drive
ASUS DRW-1604P
Media
DVD
CD
Transfer Rate Read
16X CAV SL DVD-ROM
12X CAV DL DVD-ROM
40X CD-ROM CAV
12X CAV DVD±R
8X CAV DVD±RW
32X CD-RW CAV
2X CLV DVD-RAM
8X CAV DVD+R9
Transfer Rate Write
16X DVD±R Z-CLV
32X CD-R Z-CLV
4X DVD±RW CLV
24X CD-RW Z-CLV
4 DVD+R9 CLV
Access Time
145ms
125ms
Mechanism
motorized Tray load mechanism for horizonal and vertical use
Interface
IDE / ATAPI
Burst Transfer Rate
PIO mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
Cashe Memory
2MB
Supported Media formats
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-IReady, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, VideoCD, Hybrid CD
Audio
headphone jack and volume control at front plus digital-out and line-out at the back (MPC compatible)
Writing methods
DAO(disc at once), SAO(session at once), TAO(track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Weight
1.1kgr
Dimensions
148(W) × 42.3(H) × 198(D) mm

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 4X

- 8X DVD+R@ 12X

- 8X DVD-R@ 12X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 38:05
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 4X 14:52
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 12X 7:01
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 12X 6:48
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 15:37
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:55

Only RW media provided excellent results. DL media produced an error just before reaching the end of the first layer, while DVD±R media produced satisfactory results.


9. BenQ DW1620A ( vB7L9)

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BenQ DW1620A ( vB7L9)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Writing Speed:

DVD±R: 16X, DVD±RW: 4X, DVD+R DL: 2.4X

CD-R: 40X, CD-RW: 24X
Read Speed:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 16X max

DVD-ROM: 16X, CD-R/RW: 40X
Random Access:
DVD: 120msec, CD: 120msec
Buffer Size:
2MB

Supported Disc Formats:

DVD: DVD+R DL 8.5GB, DVD+R 4.7GB, DVD+RW 4.7GB, DVD-R 4.7GB (closed session), DVD-RW 4.7GB (closed session), DVD-Video, DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18
CD-R/RW: CD-DA, CD-ROM XA (m1, m2f1/m2f2), CD-R, CD-RW, Bootable CD, Photo CD (single & multi-session), Video CD, Super Video CD, CD-Extra, Mixed-mode CD, CD-Text, CD-Graphics
Supported Writing Types:

DVD±RW: DVD Data and Video

  CD-R/RW:Track-at-Once, Disc-at-Once, Multisession, Packet Writing (fixed & variable packet), CD Digital Audio, Direct-Over-Write on CD-RW, Test Write

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 16X

- 8X DVD+R@ 12X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 39:49
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 16X 6:03
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 12X 6:30
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 7:54
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:18
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:42

 

Again, most media produced satisfactory results, and in the case of DL media, we could say excellent. The only exception was that of DVD+RW 4X media which produced an error near the end.


10. BTC DRW1108IM ( vB129)

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BTC DRW1108IM ( vB129)

Host/Interface

E-IDE/ATAPI, MMC compliant

Disc Data Capacity

CD: 74min/650MB, 80min/700MB

DVD: 4.7GB

Disc Data Capacity

CD: 74min/650MB, 80min/700MB

DVD: 4.7GB

Supported Media for Writing

DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, CD-R, CD-RW

Writing Format

DVD: DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video

CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Extra, CD-I, Mixed-Mode CD, Video CD, Photo CD, CD-TEXT, Bootable CD, CD-R, CD-RW, Multi-Session

Writing Methods

Track at Once, Disc at Once, Session at Once, Multi-Session, Packet Writing (Variable & Fixed), Multi-track Reservation

Writing Speed

DVD+/-R: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x

DVD+/-RW: 1x, 2x, 4x

CD-R: 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x

CD-RW: 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x

Reading Speed

DVD+/-R max: 8x

DVD+/-RW max: 6x

DVD-ROM max: 12x

CD-R max: 40x

CD-RW max: 32x

CD-ROM max: 40x

Data Transfer Rate Max. 33MB/sec
Access time DVD: 160ms (12x) CD: 130ms (40x)
Buffer memory 2 MB with Buffer Underrun Protection
Disc Loading Tray loader, dust sealed
Mounting Method Horizontal
Audio output Digital and Analogue output
Weight 1.0kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 41.8mm x 145.8mm x 193.3mm

 

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

Nero reported an unrecoverable error while Plextools could not access the disc at all.

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 9:56
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 10:09

Not the best results possible, but this could be due to the fact that this may not be the best combination of drtive and media.


11. LG GSA-4120B ( A111)

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LG GSA-4120B ( A111)

Drive
LG GSA-4120B
Media
DVD
CD
Transfer Rate Read
16X DVD-ROM
40X CD-ROM
10X DVD±R
8X DVD±RW
40X CD-RW
2X, 3X (CLV), 5X (Z-CLV) DVD-RAM
2.4X DVD+R9
Transfer Rate Write
12X DVD+R Z-CLV
40X CD-R Z-CLV
8X DVD-R Z-CLV
4X DVD±RW CLV
24X CD-RW Z-CLV
5X DVD-RAM Z-CLV
2.4X DVD+R9 CLV
Access Time
145ms
125ms
Mechanism
motorized Tray load mechanism for horizonal and vertical use
Interface
IDE / ATAPI
Burst Transfer Rate
PIO mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
Cashe Memory
2MB
Audio
headphone jack and volume control at front plus digital-out and line-out at the back (MPC compatible)
Media/Modes supported
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-IReady, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, VideoCD, Hybrid CD
Writing methods
DAO(disc at once), SAO(session at once), TAO(track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Weight
0.9kgr
Dimensions
146(W) 184.7(D) 41.3(H) mm (without bezel)

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 4X

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 38:04
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 7:50
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 4X 14:21

Generally very good writing except for DVD-R media.


12. LG GSA-4160B ( A302)

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LG GSA-4160B ( A302)

Drive
LG GSA-4160B
Media
DVD
CD
Transfer Rate Read
16X DVD-ROM
40X CD-ROM
16X DVD±R
8X DVD±RW
40X CD-RW
2X, 3X (CLV), 5X (Z-CLV) DVD-RAM
8X DVD+R9
Transfer Rate Write
16X DVD+R Z-CLV
4X, 8X 16X (CLV), 24X, 32X, 40X (Z-CLV ) CD-R
8X DVD-R Z-CLV
4X DVD±RW CLV
4X, 8X, 10X, 16X (CLV), 24X (Z-CLV) CD-RW
5X DVD-RAM Z-CLV
2.4X DVD+R9 CLV
Access Time
145ms (DVD-ROM) - 165ms (DVD-RAM)
125ms
Mechanism
motorized Tray load mechanism for horizonal and vertical use
Interface
IDE / ATAPI
Burst Transfer Rate
PIO mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
Cashe Memory
2MB
Audio
digital-out and line-out at the back (MPC compatible)
Media/Modes supported
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R9, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-IReady, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, VideoCD, Hybrid CD
Writing methods
DAO(disc at once), SAO(session at once), TAO(track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession, Incremental Recording, Restricted Overwrite (DVD-RW only), Random Write (DVD-RAM only)
Weight
0.9kgr
Dimensions
146(W) 184.7(D) 41.3(H) mm (without bezel)

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 4X

The LiteOn 167 did not manage to access the disc.

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37:59
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 4X 16:56
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 7:58
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 4X 14:22
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:25

With DVD+R 16X, the media was not recognised. Other than this, we saw mixed results with the remaining media and a nice, smooth speed graph for DL media.


13. LiteOn SOHW-812S ( vUSOQ)

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LiteOn SOHW-812S ( vUSOQ)

 
Interface
ATAPI / E-IDE Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive
Buffer Size
2MB
Access Time
DVD Family : 160 ms
CD Family : 160 ms
Write Speed
DVD Family
DVD+R 8x ( 10800KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV
DVD-R 8x ( 10800KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV
ReWrite
DVD+RW 4x ( 5400KB/sec ) by CLV
DVD-RW 4x ( 5400KB/sec ) by CLV
CD Family
40x ( 6000KB/sec ) maximum by P-CAV
ReWrite CD-RW
24x ( 3600KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV in UltraSpeed disc
Read Speed
DVD Family
12x ( 16200KB/sec ) maximum by CAV
CD Family
40x ( 6000KB/sec ) maximum by CAV
Supported Formats
DVD Family
DVD single / dual layer ( PTP / OTP ), DVD-R ( 3.9 GB / 4.7 GB ), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW

CD Family
CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM / XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD, Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW

Writing mode
Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn
Support OS
Windows 98 / NT 4.0 / ME / 2000 / XP
Dimensions
145.0 ( W ) x 41.3 ( H ) x 170.0 ( D ) mm
Weight
< 0.9 Kg
Supprot both 8 cm and 12 cm disc of CD and DVD family

 

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 8:33
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:19
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:04
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:39

 

No major problems with any of the media.


14. LiteOn SOHW-1633S ( vBSOH)

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LiteOn SOHW-1633S ( vBSOH)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Write Speeds:

DVD+R:16X / -R: 8X, DVD+R9:2.4X DVD+RW: 4X, DVD-RW: 4X

CD-R: 48X, CD-RW: 24X
Read Speeds:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 8X

DVD-ROM: 16X, CD-R/RW: 48X
Random Access:
DVD: 160msec, CD: 160msec
Buffer Size:
2MB
Supported Disc Formats:
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R,
DVD+R9, DVD-RW, CD-Extra, CD-I, CD-ROM, Audio CD, CDR,CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD Test, Photo CD,
Hybrid CD
Supported Writing Types:

DVD±RW: Disc-at-once, Incremental recording, Multi-border recording, Restricted overwriting

CD-R/RW: Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn
Software Details: Nero Express 6, Nero InCD, Nero Vision Express 2, Nero BackITup, Nero Showtime, Nero Recode 2, Nero Cover-Designer, Nero Tool Kit, PhotoShow Deluxe

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 16X

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37:26
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 16X 5:58
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 7:59
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:15

 

DL media produced unrecovered error, but all other media was generally good.


15. LiteOn SOHW-832S ( vVSOB)

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LiteOn SOHW-832S ( vVSOB)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Writing Speed:

DVD+R: 8X / -R: 8X, DVD+RW: 4X, DVD-RW: 4X

CD-R: 40X, CD-RW: 24X
Read Speed:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 8X

DVD-ROM: 12X, CD-R/RW: 40X
Random Access:
DVD: 160msec, CD: 160msec
Buffer Size:
2MB
Supported Disc Formats:
DVD: DVD single / dual layer ( PTP / OTP ), DVD-R ( 3.9 GB / 4.7 GB ), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW
CD-R/RW: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM / XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD, Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW
Supported Writing Types:

DVD±RW: Disc-at-once, Incremental recording, Multi-border recording, Restricted overwriting

  CD-R/RW: Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37:46
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 8:46
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:18
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:05
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:34

 

Plextools reported errors with DL and DVD-R 8X media while with the remaining media, once again we had satisfactory results.


16. Memorex D? ( vBWSE)

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Memorex D² ( vBWSE)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Write Speeds:

DVD+R:16X / -R: 8X, DVD+R9:2.4X DVD+RW: 4X, DVD-RW: 4X

CD-R: 48X, CD-RW: 24X
Read Speeds:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 8X

DVD-ROM: 16X, CD-R/RW: 48X
Random Access:
DVD: 160msec, CD: 160msec
Buffer Size:
2MB
Supported Disc Formats:
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R,
DVD+R9, DVD-RW, CD-Extra, CD-I, CD-ROM, Audio CD, CDR,CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD Test, Photo CD,
Hybrid CD
Supported Writing Types:

DVD±RW: Disc-at-once, Incremental recording, Multi-border recording, Restricted overwriting

CD-R/RW: Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn
Software Details: Nero Express 6, Nero InCD, Nero Vision Express 2, Nero BackITup, Nero Showtime, Nero Recode 2, Nero Cover-Designer, Nero Tool Kit, PhotoShow Deluxe

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 4X

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37:25
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 8X 8:00
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 8:00
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:22
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 13:37

 

Satisfactory results with all media.


17. NEC ND-2510A ( v2.16)

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NEC ND-2510A ( v2.16)

Drive
NEC ND-2510A
Media
DVD
CD
Transfer Rate Read 5...12x (max 16200 kb/s) 17...40x (2550-6000 kb/s)
Transfer Rate Write DVD-R 8x ZCLV (max 11040 kb/s) CD-R 32x ZCLV (max 4800 kb/s)
DVD-RW 4x CLV (5520 kb/s)
DVD+R 8x ZCLV (max 11040 kb/s) CD-RW 16x CLV (max 2400 kb/s)
DVD+RW 4x CLV (5520 kb/s)
DVD+R9 2.4X CLV (3300 KByte/s)
Access Time 140ms 120ms
Mechanism motorized Tray load mechanism for horizonal and vertical use
Interface IDE / ATAPI
Burst Transfer Rate PIO mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
Cashe Memory 2MB
Audio headphone jack and volume control at front plus digital-out and line-out at the back (MPC compatible)
Media/Modes supported DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-IReady, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, VideoCD, Hybrid CD
Writing methods DAO(disc at once), SAO(session at once), TAO(track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Compatibility MPC Level 3, MultiRead, PC2001
Weight 1.02kgr
Dimensions 148mm x 42mm x 190mm

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

The media is not supported by the drive's firmware.

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 - -
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 9:23
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:17
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:21
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 13:59

 

Very good results with the NEC ND-2510A.


18. NEC ND-3500A ( v2.17)

Traxdata Media Tests - Page 18

NEC ND-3500A ( v2.17)

Drive
NEC ND-3500A
Media
DVD
CD
Transfer Rate Write
+R

16x CAV (9 - 22MBytes/sec)

-R
48x CAV (3000-200kBytes/sec)
13x CAV (7.3 - 17.5MBytes/sec)
48xZCLV (3000-7200kBytes/sec)
12x ZCLV (8.2 – 16.6MByte/sec)
40x CAV (2550-6000kBytes/sec)
8x ZCLV (5.5 -11MBytes/sec)
40xZCLV (3000-6000kBytes/sec)
6x ZCLV (5.5-8.2MBytes/sec)
32xPCAV (2550-4800kBytes/sec)
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
32x ZCLV (3000-4800kBytes/sec)
2.4x CLV (3.3 MBytes/sec)
24x PCAV (2550-3600kBytes/sec)
+R9
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
24x ZCLV (3000-3600kBytes/sec)
2.4x CLV (3.3 MByte/sec)
16x CLV (2400kBytes/sec)
+RW
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
8x CLV (1200kBytes/sec)
2.4x CLV (3.3 MBytes/sec)
-RW
24x ZCLV (3000-3600kBytes/sec)
-R
16x CAV( 9 - 22MBytes/sec)
13x CAV (7.3 - 17.5MBytes/sec)
12x ZCLV (8.2 – 16.6MByte/sec)
16x CLV (2400kBytes/sec)
8x ZCLV (5.5 -11MBytes/sec)
6x ZCLV (5.5-8.2MBytes/sec)
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
10xCLV (1500kBytes/sec)
2x CLV (2.7 MBytes/sec)
-RW
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
2x CLV (2.7 MBytes/sec)
4xCLV (600kBytes/sec)
1x CLV (1.38 MBytes/sec)
Transfer Rate Read
DVD-R 16x CAV (max 22000 kb/s)
CD-R 48x CAV (max 4800 kb/s)
DVD-RW 4x CLV (5520 kb/s)
DVD+R 16x CAV (max 22000 kb/s)
CD-RW 16x CLV (max 2400 kb/s)
DVD+RW 4x CLV (5520 kb/s)
DVD+R9 4X CLV (5500 KByte/s)
Access Time
140ms
120ms
Mechanism
motorized Tray load mechanism for horizontal and vertical use
Interface
IDE / ATAPI
Burst Transfer Rate
PIO mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
Cashe Memory
2MB
Audio
digital-out and line-out at the back (MPC compatible)
Modes supported
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-IReady, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, VideoCD, Hybrid CD
Writing methods
DAO(disc at once), SAO(session at once), TAO(track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Compatibility
MPC Level 3, MultiRead, PC2001
Weight
1.01 kgr
Dimensions
148mm x 42mm x 190mm

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4 with Firmware 2.18 only

- 16X DVD+R@ 4X

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37.15
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 4X 14:13
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 9:35
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:39
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 13:32
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 13:54

 

Here too, as with the NEC ND-2510A, the ND-3500A had very nice graphs but faltered with RW media.


19. Optorite DD0405 ( v160E)

Traxdata Media Tests - Page 19

Optorite DD0405 ( v160E)

Interface
ATA/ATAPI-5 E-IDE / ATAPI(Ultra DMA mode2)
Buffer Size
  2MB
Data transfer speed (ATA I/F)   33MB / sec
Write Speed
DVD-R 8X
DVD-RW 4X
DVD+R 8X
DVD+RW 4X
CD-R 40X
  HD-Burn CD-R 24X
CD-RW 24X
Read Speed
DVD-ROM (Single) 12x
DVD-ROM (Dual layer) 8X
DVD-R 8x
DVD-RW 8X
DVD+R 8X
DVD+RW 8X
CD-ROM/-R 40X
CD-RW 40X
CD-DA (DAE) 40X
HD-Burn CD-R 78x
Support Media Type
  DVD-ROM, DVD single layer / Dual layer, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM [Mode1, Mode2 (Form1/2)], CD-ROM / XA, Mixed mode CD, CD-R/RW, CD Extra, CD-TEXT
Support Formats   DVD-ROM (UDF Bridge), DVD-ROM (ISO 9660), DVD-ROM (UDF), DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR
Write Format
DVD-R Disc at Once, Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Support)
DVD-RW Rigid Restricted Overwriting, Incremental Write
DVD+R Incremental Write (Multi Session Support)
DVD+RW Random Write
CD-R/CD-RW Disc at Once, Session at Once, Track at Once, Packet Writing (Multi Session Support)
Random Seek Time
  DVD (-R/RW)(+R/RW): 130 msec
DVD-RAM: 140 msec
CD: 120 msec
OS Compatibility   Windows 95/98/ME/XP/NT/2000

 

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 7:49
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 11:56

 

Satisfactory.


20. Optorite DD1205 ( v120E)

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Optorite DD1205 ( v120E)

Interface
E-IDE / ATAPI (Ultra DMA mode2)
Internal Buffer Size
2MB
Data tranfer speed ( ATA I/F) 33MB/sec
Random Access Time:

DVD 130ms and CD 100 ms

Write Speed HD-Burn 24X
DVD+R 12X
DVD+RW 4X
DVD-R 8X
DVD-RW 4X
CD-R 40X
CD-RW 24X
Read Speed

DVD+R

12X
DVD+RW 12X
DVD-R 12X
DVD-RW 1X2
CD-R 40X
CD-RW 40X
CD-DA 40X
DVD-ROM 12X single
8X double
CD-ROM 40X
Writng Type DVD+R: Incremental Write (Multi Session Support)
DVD-R: Disc at Once, Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Support)
DVD+RW: Random Write
DVD-RW: Rigid Restricted Overwriting, Incremental Write
CD-R/RW: Disc at Once, Session at Once, Track at Once, Packet Writing (Multi Session Support)
Support Media Type
DVD-ROM, DVD single layer / Dual layer, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM [Mode1, Mode2 (Form1/2)], CD-ROM / XA, Mixed mode CD, CD-R/RW, CD Extra, CD-TEXT
Support Formats
DVD-ROM (UDF Bridge), DVD-ROM (ISO 9660), DVD-ROM (UDF), DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR
Disc Size 8/12 cm discs
OS Compatibility Windows 98SE/ME/XP/NT/2000
Dimensions (W*H*D) 148.5x42.5x194.2mm
Weight <1.0kg (2.2lb)
Power Requirements DC +5V± 5% / 12V± 10%, Max. 2.0A
MTBF > 30.000 POH (duty 20%)
Enviromental Specifications

Operating Temprature: 5°C to 45 °C
Storage Temprature -30°C to 60°C

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37:41
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 7:47
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:57

Again, as with the previous drive (Optorite DD0405), the Optorite DD1205 had satisfactory results with the media except for DL where we have an unrecovered error.


21. Philips DVDRW1640P (vP2.2)

Traxdata Media Tests - Page 21

Philips DVDRW1640P (vP2.2)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Writing Speed:

DVD+R: 16X, DVD-R: 8X, DVD±RW: 4X, DVD+R DL: 2.4X

CD-R: 40X, CD-RW: 24X
Read Speed:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 10X max

DVD-ROM: 16X, CD-R/RW: 40X
Random Access:
DVD: 140msec, CD: 120msec
Buffer Size:
2MB

Supported Disc Formats:

8cm discs, CD-Audio, CD-Bridge, Stereo out (2 cinch), CD-I, CD-Recordable, CD-Rewritable, CD-ROM, CD-Text, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, DVD/R, DVD/RW, Photo CD
Supported Writing Types:
 
Disc at once (DAO), Fixed packet, Multi session (MS), Over-burn writing, Packet writing, Raw mode burning, Session at once (SAO), Track at once (TAO), Variable packet
Recording format : UDF and ISO 9660
Connectivity
Other connections :  12 V DC in, Analogue audio left / right out 2x, Master / slave select jumper, IDE interface connector
System Requirements :
Hard disc space :  500MB
PC OS :  Windows 98 SE, 2000, ME, XP
Processor :  Pentium III 500MHz or faster
RAM memory :  128 MB
Dimensions :
20x15x4 cm (WxDxH) inch
Weight : 0.95 kg
Technical specifications :
Humidity :  5 - 90 %RH (no condensation)
Operating temperature range :  5 - 50 °C
Safety standards :  EN60950, EN60825,UL1950
EMC standards :  EN55022, EMS55024,FCC Part 15

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 16X

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

Plextools failed to access the disc.

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 40:09
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 16X 5:58
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 8:14
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 8:06
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:35
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 15:04

 

Very good results. Traxdata and the Philips DVDRW1640P seem to combine well.


22. Pioneer DVR-107 ( v1.20)

Traxdata Media Tests - Page 22

Pioneer DVR-107 ( v1.20)

Interface
ATA/ATAPI-5 IDE Data Transfer Mode PIO Mode 4, Multi Word DMA Mode 2, Ultra DMA Mode 2
Buffer Size
  2MB
Write Speed
DVD-R 1X , 2X , 4X , 6X and 8X Z-CLV
DVD-RW 1X, 2X and 4X CLV
DVD+R 2.4X, 4X , 6X CLV and 8X Z-CLV
DVD+RW 2.4X and 4X CLV
CD-R 4X , 8X , 12X, 16X CLV and 24X Z-CLV
CD-RW 4X, 10X ,16X CLV and 24X Z-CLV
Read Speed
DVD-ROM (Single) 5.0x-12X CAV
DVD-ROM (Dual layer) 3.3X-8.0X CAV
DVD-R (4X media) 3.3X-8.0X CAV
DVD-RW (2X media) 2X CLV
DVD+R/+RW 3.3X- 8.0X CAV
DVD-RAM 2.0X CLV
DVD-Video (Single) 2.0X-5X CAV
DVD-Video (Dual) 2.0X-5X CAV
8cm DVD 1.3X – 2.1X CAV
CD-ROM/-R 17.2X- 40X CAV
CD-RW 13.7X-32X CAV
CD-DA (DAE) 17.2X- 40X CAV
CD-Audio Play 4.3X-10X CAV
Video CD 4.0X CLV
8cm CD (with Adapter) 4.1X- 6.2X CAV
Disc Format
  DVD single layer/Dual layer
DVD-R (Ver.1.0 for authoring 3.95GB & Ver.2.0 for authoring 4.7GB and general 4.7GB; But in case of write, General disc only.)
DVD-RW (Ver.1.0 &1.1)
DVD+R (Ver.1.0 & Ver.1.1)
DVD+RW (Ver.1.2)
DVD-RAM (Ver.2.0 & Ver.2.1)
CD-ROM Mode 1
CD-ROM XA Mode2 (form 1, form2) Video CD
Photo CD (single and multiple session)
CD-DA
CD-R
CD-RW (Supports AM2, Supports High Speed CD-RW, Support Ultra Speed CD-RW)
CD-Text
Write Format
 

DVD-R: Disc at Once, Incremental recording, Multi-border recording
DVD-RW: Restricted Overwriting
DVD+R: Incremental recording,
DVD+RW: Random recording
CD-R and CD-RW: Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet write

Random Seek Time
  DVD (-R/RW)(+R/RW): 130 msec
DVD-RAM: 140 msec
CD: 120 msec

 

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 8:45
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 8:18
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 15:00
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:55

 

The Pioneer drive also produced quite good results.


23. Pioneer DVR-108 ( v1.14)

Traxdata Media Tests - Page 23

Pioneer DVR-108 ( v1.14)

Drive
Pioneer DVR-108
Media
DVD
CD
Transfer Rate Read
16X CAV SL DVD-ROM
12X CAV DL DVD-ROM
40X CD-ROM CAV
12X CAV DVD±R
8X CAV DVD±RW
32X CD-RW CAV
2X CLV DVD-RAM
8X CAV DVD+R9
Transfer Rate Write
16X DVD±R Z-CLV
32X CD-R Z-CLV
4X DVD±RW CLV
24X CD-RW Z-CLV
4 DVD+R9 CLV
Access Time
145ms
125ms
Mechanism
motorized Tray load mechanism for horizonal and vertical use
Interface
IDE / ATAPI
Burst Transfer Rate
PIO mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
Cashe Memory
2MB
Supported Media formats
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-IReady, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, VideoCD, Hybrid CD
Audio
headphone jack and volume control at front plus digital-out and line-out at the back (MPC compatible)
Writing methods
DAO(disc at once), SAO(session at once), TAO(track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Weight
1.1kgr
Dimensions
148(W) × 42.3(H) × 198(D) mm

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 4X

- 8X DVD+R@ 12X

- 8X DVD-R@ 12X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 38:08
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 4X 14:49
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 12X 7:00
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 12X 6:51
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 15:42
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:53

 

So too with this Pioneer drive, we have quite acceptable results.


24. Plextor PX-708A ( v1.08)

Traxdata Media Tests - Page 24

Plextor PX-708A ( v1.08)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Writing Speed:

DVD+R: 8X / -R: 4X, DVD+RW: 4X, DVD-RW: 2X

CD-R: 40X, CD-RW: 24X
Read Speed:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 8X

DVD-ROM: 12X, CD-R/RW: 40X
Random Access:
DVD: 150msec, CD: 100msec
Buffer Size:
2MB
Supported Disc Formats:
DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD Video, Multi Border (closed disc read only), Multi-session, DVD+VR, DVD-VR (Read only)
CD-R/RW: CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-ROM Mode 1, CD-ROM Mode 2, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-I, Multi-session, CD-Text, UDF, CD+G
Supported Writing Types:

DVD+R/+RW: Sequential write, Random access write, Multi-session and DVD+MRW (Mt. Rainier)

DVD-R/ -RW: Disc-at-once, Incremental recording, Multi-border recording, Restricted overwriting
CD-R/RW: Track-at-once, Disc-at-once, Session-at-once, Multi-session, Fixed and Variable Packet Writing, CD-MRW (Mt. Rainier)

 

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 7:53
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 4X 14:38

 

Very good results.


25. Plextor PX-712A ( v1.05)

Traxdata Media Tests - Page 25

Plextor PX-712A ( v1.05)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Writing Speed:

DVD+R: 12X / -R: 8X, DVD+RW: 4X, DVD-RW: 4X

CD-R: 48X, CD-RW: 24X
Read Speed:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 12X

DVD-ROM: 16X, CD-R/RW: 40X/48X
Random Access:
DVD: 150msec, CD: 100msec
Buffer Size:
8MB
Supported Disc Formats:
DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD Video, Multi Border (closed disc read only), Multi-session, DVD+VR, DVD-VR (Read only)
CD-R/RW: CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-ROM Mode 1, CD-ROM Mode 2, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-I, Multi-session, CD-Text, UDF, CD+G
Supported Writing Types:

DVD+R/+RW: Sequential write, Random access write, Multi-session and DVD+MRW (Mt. Rainier)

DVD-R/ -RW: Disc-at-once, Incremental recording, Multi-border recording, Restricted overwriting
CD-R/RW: Track-at-once, Disc-at-once, Session-at-once, Multi-session, Fixed and Variable Packet Writing, CD-MRW (Mt. Rainier)

 

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 4X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 7:36
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 7:57
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 15:24
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:48

 

Apart from the error produced with DVD-R media, the remaining media wrote very well.


26. Samsung TS-H552 ( vTS04)

Traxdata Media Tests - Page 26

Samsung TS-H552 ( vTS04)

Data Transfer Rate
Media Type
Write
Read

DVD+R

DVD+R Double
16X (21.6MB/sec)

2.4X (3.24MB/sec)
8X (10.8MB/sec)

8X (10.8MB/sec)
DVD+RW
4X (5.4MB/sec)
8X (10.8MB/sec)
DVD-R
12X (16.2MB/sec)
8X (10.8MB/sec)
DVD-RW
4X (5.4MB/sec)
8X (10.8MB/sec)
DVD-ROM
-
16X (21.6MB/sec)
CD-ROM
-
48X (7.2MB/sec)
CD-R
40X (6.0MB/sec)
48X (7.2MB/sec)
CD-RW
32X (4.8MB/sec)
32X (4.8MB/sec)
Burst Transfer Rate
PIO Mode 4 (16.6MB/sec)
Ultra DMA Mode 2 (33.3MB/sec)
Average Seek Time
DVD : 130ms
CD : 110ms
Supported Disc
DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-Audio, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I(FMV), CD-Extra, CD-TEXT
Buffer Memory
2MB
Dimensions
(WxHxD mm)
148.2x 42x 184
Weight (kg)
0.76

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 12X

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37:19
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 12X 7:19
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 8:07
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 13:27
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:21
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:28

 

Except for DVD-RW media which did not produce the best speed graph possible, all other media had excellent to average results.


27. Sony DRU-710A ( vBY01)

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Sony DRU-710A ( vBY01)

Interface:
ATAPI (EIDE) internal interface
Burst data transfer rate:
66.6 MB/s max. Ultra DMA66
Writing Speed:

DVD+R DL: 2.4X CLV (max.)
DVD+R: 16X CAV (max.)
DVD+RW: 4X CLV (max.)
DVD-R 8X Z-CLV (max.)

CD-R: 48X CAV (max.)
CD-RW: 24X Z-CLV (max.)

Read Speed:

DVD-ROM (single layer): 16X CAV (max.)
DVD-ROM (dual layer): 8X CAV (max.)

CD-ROM: 48X CAV (max)

Random Access:
DVD: 140msec, CD: 135msec
Buffer Size:
2MB
Supported Disc Formats:
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others
Supported Writing Types:

DVD±RW: Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+R DL/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW)

CD-R/RW: Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing
Dimensions: 145.8 x 41.3 x 165 mm (W x H x L)

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 2X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37:28
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 8X 8:32
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 7:56
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:12
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:45
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 2X 28:59

 

The second layer of the DL disc recorded some very intense activity in the PIE/POE/POF Plextools graph, but other than that performance was about average.


28. TDK 1616N ( v2.78)

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TDK 1616N ( v2.78)

Drive
TDK 1616N
Media
DVD
CD
Transfer Rate Write
+R

16x CAV (9 - 22MBytes/sec)

-R
48x CAV (3000-200kBytes/sec)
13x CAV (7.3 - 17.5MBytes/sec)
48xZCLV (3000-7200kBytes/sec)
12x ZCLV (8.2 – 16.6MByte/sec)
40x CAV (2550-6000kBytes/sec)
8x ZCLV (5.5 -11MBytes/sec)
40xZCLV (3000-6000kBytes/sec)
6x ZCLV (5.5-8.2MBytes/sec)
32xPCAV (2550-4800kBytes/sec)
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
32x ZCLV (3000-4800kBytes/sec)
2.4x CLV (3.3 MBytes/sec)
24x PCAV (2550-3600kBytes/sec)
+R9
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
24x ZCLV (3000-3600kBytes/sec)
2.4x CLV (3.3 MByte/sec)
16x CLV (2400kBytes/sec)
+RW
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
8x CLV (1200kBytes/sec)
2.4x CLV (3.3 MBytes/sec)
-RW
24x ZCLV (3000-3600kBytes/sec)
-R
16x CAV( 9 - 22MBytes/sec)
13x CAV (7.3 - 17.5MBytes/sec)
12x ZCLV (8.2 – 16.6MByte/sec)
16x CLV (2400kBytes/sec)
8x ZCLV (5.5 -11MBytes/sec)
6x ZCLV (5.5-8.2MBytes/sec)
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
10xCLV (1500kBytes/sec)
2x CLV (2.7 MBytes/sec)
-RW
4x CLV (5.5 MBytes/sec)
2x CLV (2.7 MBytes/sec)
4xCLV (600kBytes/sec)
1x CLV (1.38 MBytes/sec)
Transfer Rate Read
DVD-R 16x CAV (max 22000 kb/s)
CD-R 48x CAV (max 4800 kb/s)
DVD-RW 4x CLV (5520 kb/s)
DVD+R 16x CAV (max 22000 kb/s)
CD-RW 16x CLV (max 2400 kb/s)
DVD+RW 4x CLV (5520 kb/s)
DVD+R9 4X CLV (5500 KByte/s)
Access Time
140ms
120ms
Mechanism
motorized Tray load mechanism for horizonal and vertical use
Interface
IDE / ATAPI
Burst Transfer Rate
PIO mode 4 / Ultra DMA 33
Cashe Memory
2MB
Audio
digital-out and line-out at the back (MPC compatible)
Modes supported
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-IReady, CD-Bridge, Photo-CD, VideoCD, Hybrid CD
Writing methods
DAO(disc at once), SAO(session at once), TAO(track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
Compatibility
MPC Level 3, MultiRead, PC2001
Weight
1.01 kgr
Dimensions
148mm x 42mm x 190mm

 

- 2.4X DVD+R DL@ 2.4

- 16X DVD+R@ 4X

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R DL RITEK D01 2.4X 37:20
DVD+R 16X RITEK R04 4X 14:15
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 9:36
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:36

 

In the main, satisfactory results.


29. Teac DV-W512G (vT4S5)

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Teac DV-W512G (vT4S5)

Interface:
ATAPI/E-IDE supported PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 and Ultra DMA mode 2
Writing Speed:

DVD+R: 12X Z-CLV/ -R: 8X Z-CLV, DVD+RW: 4X CLV, DVD-RW: 4X CLV

CD-R: 48X CAV, CD-RW: 24X Z-CLV
Read Speed:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 12X CAV

DVD-ROM: 12X CAV, CD-R/RW: 48X CAV
Access Time:

DVD: 160msec
CD: 160 msec

Buffer Size:
2MB
Supported Disc Formats:
DVD: DVD single / dual layer ( PTP / OTP ), DVD-R ( 3.9 GB / 4.7 GB ), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW and DVD+RW
CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM / XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD, Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW
Installation Angle:

Horizontal/Vertical

Physical Dimensions: 145x41.3x170mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 0.9Kg

 

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 2X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 8:09
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:14
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:10
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 2X 29:07

With 8X media, the results aren't all that encouraging but with 4X, the performance is very good.


30. Toshiba SD-R5272 ( v1031)

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Toshiba SD-R5272 ( v1031)

Host/Interface

ATAPI (E-IDE), PIO Mode 4, MW DMA mode 2, Ultra DMA/Ultra DMA33

Applicable Write Format

CD-R/-RW: Disc at once, Track at once, Session at once, Packet write

DVD-R: Disc at once, Incremental write

DVD-RW: Disc at once, Incremental write, Restricted overwrite

DVD+R: Sequential Write

DVD+RW: Sequential Write, Random Write

Applicable Write disc

CD-R/-RW, HS CD-RW& US CD-RW: CD-DA, CD+E(G), CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, MIXED MODE CD, CD-I, CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD), Multi-session CD (Photo-CD, CD-EXTRA, Portfolio)

DVD-R: DVD-R (Ver 2.0 for General), 8X DVD-R Rev3.0

DVD-RW: (Ver 1.2 for General) 4X DVD-RW Rev 2.0

DVD+R: DVD+R (4.7GB, Ver 1.2)

DVD+RW: DVD+RW (4.7GB, Ver 1.2)

Applicable Formats - Read

DVD:DVD-ROM (DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18), DVD-R (Ver. 2.01), DVD+R (4.7GB, Ver 1.11), DVD-RW (Ver. 1.1), DVD+RW (4.7GB, Ver 1.2), DVD-RAM (Ver 2.1)

CD: CD-DA, CD+(E)G, CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, MIXED MODE CD, CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD), Multi-session (Photo CD, CD-Extra, CD-R, CD-RW, Portfolio), CD-RW, CD-R

Data Disc Capacities

DVD-ROM: 4.377GB (DVD-5), 7.959GB (DVD-9), 8.754GB (DVD-10), 15.917GB (DVD-18)

DVD-R: (Ver 1) 3.679 GB

DVD-R: (Ver 2.0) 4.377 GB

DVD-RW: 4.377 GB

DVD-RAM: (Ver 2.1) 4.377 GB

CD: 656.5MB (mode 1), 748.8MB (mode 2)

Rotational Speed

DVD-ROM: (single layer) 7,580rpm (5.0 - 12X CAV)

DVD-ROM: (dual layer) 5,053rpm (3.3 - 8X CAV)

DVD-R, DVD+R: (read) 5,053 - 5,560rpm (4 - 8X PCAV)

DVD-RW, DVD+RW: (read) 3,790 - 5,560rpm (4 - 6X PCAV)

DVD-RAM: (Ver 2.1) (read) 1,400 - 3,300rpm (2X ZCLV)

DVD-R: (Ver 2.0) (Write) 1,100 - 2,780rpm (2X CLV), 2,200 - 5,560rpm (4X CLV), 4,100 - 6,800rpm (4/5/8X ZCLV)

DVD-R: (Ver 2.0) (Write) 550 - 1,390rpm (1X CLV), 1,100 - 2,780rpm (2X CLV), 2,200 - 5,560rpm (4X CLV)

DVD+R: (Write) 1,380 - 3,300rpm (2.4X CLV), 2,200 - 5,560rpm (4X CLV), 4,100 - 6,800rpm (4/5/8X ZCLV)

DVD+RW: (Write) 1,380 - 3,300rpm (2.4X CLV), 2,200 - 5,560rpm (4X CLV)

CD-ROM, CD-R: 8,561rpm (17.2 - 40X CAV)

CD-DA: Transfer 5,100rpm (10.3 - 24X CAV)

CD-DA, Video-CD: 1,200 - 2,000rpm (4 - 6X PCAV)

CD-RW: (read) 5,100rpm (10.3 - 24X CAV)

CD-R: (write) 850 - 1,980rpm (4X CLV), 2,550 - 5,940rpm (12X CLV), 3,400 - 5,940rpm (12, 16X ZCLV), 5,130 - 6,800rpm (12/16/20/24/32X ZCLV)

CD-RW: (write) 850 - 1,980rpm (4X CLV)

High Speed CD-RW: (Write) 850 - 1,980rpm (4X CLV), 2,125 - 4,950rpm (10X CLV)

Ultra Speed CD-RW: (Write) 3,400 - 5,940 rpm (12/16X ZCLV)

Transfer Rate

DVD: (Single) 6,760 - 16,224KB/second

DVD: (Dual) 4,432 - 10,816KB/second

DVD-R, DVD+R: 5,408 - 10,816KB/second

DVD-RW, DVD+RW: 5,408 - 8,112KB/second

DVD-RAM: 2,704KB/second

CD: 2,588 - 6,000KB/second (mode 1), 2,950 - 6,843KB/second (mode 2)

CD-RW: 1,294 - 3,000KB/second (mode 1), 1,475 - 3,422KB/second (mode 2)

Access time DVD: 130ms, CD: 110ms, DVD-RAM: 200ms
Buffer memory 2 MB with Buffer Underrun Protection
Audio output Digital and Analogue output
Weight 2.20 lbs. (1.0kg)
Dimensions 1.63" x 5.75" x 7.46" (41.5mm x 146mm x 189.5mm)

 

- 8X DVD+R@ 8X

- 8X DVD-R@ 8X

- 4X DVD+RW@ 4X

- 4X DVD-RW@ 4X

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
DVD+R 8X RITEK R03 8X 9:29
DVD-R 8X RITEK G05 8X 9:47
DVD+RW 4X RICOHJPNW11 4X 14:39
DVD-RW 4X RITEK W04 4X 14:21

 

Other than DVD-R 8X media where the speed graph seems to have got all about-face, all other media showed very good results.


31. Conclusion

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Conclusion

In the following graphs we present the maximum PIE values, as they were reported by Plextools. According to the DVD specifications, the PIE level should be lower than 280.

The zero (0) values refer to reported errors where the reading process stopped, except in the case of the NEC drives where the ID code of the specific DL media is not included in the drives firmware and the recording process failed to start.

In general, according to the resulting measurements, the writing quality is at a fairly good level. Noteworthy is the fact that almost all of the discs which were recorded were read successfully by our drives and at high speed.

Moreover, we shouldn't blame the media itself for all cases where errors were encountered since the desired result is dependent on the burner as well.



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