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Appeared on: Thursday, January 13, 2005
Datawrite Media Tests


1. Introduction

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Introduction

Datawrite is undoubtedly one of the most widely recognized and respected brands in the field of optical media storage. Indeed, since its establishment in 1992 Datawrite has managed to exceed the market’s expectations by producing premium quality, affordable media. The global success that Datawrite has incurred is a testament to the record-breaking achievements of its official distributor E-Net Distribution, one of the largest brand management companies of blank media in the world.

E-Net, which is based in the UK, is constantly expanding and has recently opened E-Net FZCO in Dubai. This means that E-Net is now in a prime position to further its success by addressing territories in both the Middle East and North Africa. Through E-Net the brand Datawrite will continue to be at the cutting edge of data storage technology. In fact, it has recently introduced a new dvd-r 8x into the market that has set a precedent for all other discs to follow, codenamed Titanium. This disc is a follow up to the highly successful Datawrite Titanium CD-R that was launched in Europe several years ago. The Titanium dvd-r utilizes state of the art Mitsubishi dye used only on top tier brand names at a ground- breaking price, meaning that the compatibility and replication of data is second to none. Datawrite have been working with manufacturers for a new generation of 8X DVD-R which will most likely be based around the same dye/codes as the new Datawrite Titanium.

The culmination of quality and the infinite variety of products provided by Datawrite has given the consumer superb choice at the right price.

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

Media Code ID
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02

For our recordings we used 24 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 1.14
BenQ DW1620 B7S9
Freecom FX-50 2.46
LG GSA-4120B A112
LG GSA-4163B A101
LiteOn SOHW-832S VS0E
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BS0R
NEC ND-2510A 2.17
NEC ND-3520A 1.04
Optorite DD0405 160E
Optorite DD1205 120E
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.5
Pioneer DVR-107 1.21
Pioneer DVR-108 1.18
Plextor PX-708A 1.08
Plextor PX-712A 1.05
Plextor PX-716A 1.02
Ricoh MP5316DA 2B9
Samsung TS-H552 TS05
Sony DRU-710A BYX2
Teac DV-W516GA B4S6
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031
Toshiba SD-R5372 TU53
Waitec Action 16 BSX1

- 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. You can always read users' opinions and share you experiences with these media in our forum section.

- Testing software

  1. Nero CD-DVD Speed v3.55
  2. PlexTools v2.17
  3. Nero Burning Rom v6.6.0.3
  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 478 Prescott, 1024Kb cache 800FSB
RAM DDR 512/400Mhz
M/B Intel D865GBFL
HD Western Digital WD 1200JB 7200RPM 8MB cache

2. Datawrite 8X DVD-R Printable ( CMC MAG AE1)

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Datawrite 8X DVD-R Printable ( CMC MAG AE1)

For our recording tests we burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compilation on 24 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 1.14 12X 7:35
BenQ DW1620 B7S9 12X 6:25
Freecom FX-50 2.46 8X 9:37
LG GSA-4120B A112 8X 7:47
LG GSA-4163B A101 8X 7:44
LiteOn SOHW-832S VS0E 8X 9:09
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BS0R 8X 9:18
NEC ND-2510A 2.17 8X 9:18
NEC ND-3520A 1.04 8X 9:36
Optorite DD0405 160E 8X 14:23
Optorite DD1205 120E 8X 9:48
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.5 8X 7:58
Pioneer DVR-107 1.21 8X 8:09
Pioneer DVR-108 1.18 12X 6:51
Plextor PX-708A 1.08 4X 14:37
Plextor PX-712A 1.05 8X 7:59
Plextor PX-716A 1.02 8X 16:07
Ricoh MP5316DA 2B9 8X 9:39
Samsung TS-H552 TS05 8X 7:59
Sony DRU-710A BYX2 8X 7:15
Teac DV-W516GA B4S6 12X 7:27
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031 8X 9:49
Toshiba SD-R5372 TU53 8X 10:38
Waitec Action 16 BSX1 8X 9:18

3. Datawrite 8X DVD-R ( CMC MAG AE1)

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Datawrite 8X DVD-R ( CMC MAG AE1)

For our recording tests we burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compilation on 24 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 1.14 12X 6:57
BenQ DW1620 B7S9 12X 6:23
Freecom FX-50 2.46 8X 9:38
LG GSA-4120B A112 8X 7:49
LG GSA-4163B A101 8X 7:38
LiteOn SOHW-832S VS0E 8X 9:10
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BS0R 8X 9:16
NEC ND-2510A 2.17 8X 9:18
NEC ND-3520A 1.04 8X 9:59
Optorite DD0405 160E 8X 12:10
Optorite DD1205 120E 8X 9:46
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.5 8X 8:05
Pioneer DVR-107 1.21 8X 8:11
Pioneer DVR-108 1.18 12X 6:57
Plextor PX-708A 1.08 4X 14:41
Plextor PX-712A 1.05 8X 8:00
Plextor PX-716A 1.02 8X 8:32
Ricoh MP5316DA 2B9 8X 9:44
Samsung TS-H552 TS05 8X 7:59
Sony DRU-710A BYX2 8X 7:15
Teac DV-W516GA B4S6 12X 8:25
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031 8X 9:49
Toshiba SD-R5372 TU53 8X 9:24
Waitec Action 16 BSX1 8X 9:22

4. Datawrite 8X DVD+R ( MCC 003)

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Datawrite 8X DVD+R ( MCC 003)

For our recording tests we burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compilation on 24 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 1.14 12X 7:04
BenQ DW1620 B7S9 12X 6:29
Freecom FX-50 2.46 8X 9:35
LG GSA-4120B A112 8X 8:32
LG GSA-4163B A101 12X 7:41
LiteOn SOHW-832S VS0E 8X 9:10
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BS0R 8X 8:02
NEC ND-2510A 2.17 8X 9:13
NEC ND-3520A 1.04 8X 9:34
Optorite DD0405 160E 8X 7:48
Optorite DD1205 120E 12X 6:37
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.5 8X 9:31
Pioneer DVR-107 1.21 8X 8:30
Pioneer DVR-108 1.18 12X 7:02
Plextor PX-708A 1.08 8X 8:12
Plextor PX-712A 1.05 12X 6:19
Plextor PX-716A 1.02 12X 8:52
Ricoh MP5316DA 2B9 8X 9:36
Samsung TS-H552 TS05 8X 8:04
Sony DRU-710A BYX2 8X 8:34
Teac DV-W516GA B4S6 8X 7:55
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031 8X 9:34
Toshiba SD-R5372 TU53 8X 7:34
Waitec Action 16 BSX1 8X 8:34

5. Datawrite 4X DVD+RW ( PRODISC W02)

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Datawrite 4X DVD+RW ( PRODISC W02)

For our recording tests we burned 4315MB of a DVD-Video compilation on 24 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 1.14 4X 14:58
BenQ DW1620 B7S9 4X 14:11
Freecom FX-50 2.46 4X 14:34
LG GSA-4120B A112 4X 14:49
LG GSA-4163B A101 4X 14:37
LiteOn SOHW-832S VS0E 4X 14:00
LiteOn SOHW-1633S BS0R 4X 13:55
NEC ND-2510A 2.17 4X 14:17
NEC ND-3520A 1.04 4X 14:34
Optorite DD0405 160E 4X 14:06
Optorite DD1205 120E 4X 14:10
Philips DVDRW1640P P2.5 4X 14:09
Pioneer DVR-107 1.21 4X 15:07
Pioneer DVR-108 1.18 4X 14:57
Plextor PX-708A 1.08 4X 14:32
Plextor PX-712A 1.05 4X 14:41
Plextor PX-716A 1.02 4X 14:45
Ricoh MP5316DA 2B9 4X 14:36
Samsung TS-H552 TS05 4X 14:11
Sony DRU-710A BYX2 4X 13:56
Teac DV-W516GA B4S6 4X 13:53
Toshiba SD-R5272 1031 4X 14:34
Toshiba SD-R5372 TU53 2.4X 22:24
Waitec Action 16 BSX1 4X 13:54

6. Asus DRW-1604P (v1.14)

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Asus DRW-1604P (v1.14)

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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 12X 7:35
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 12X 6:57
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 12X 7:04
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:58

7. BenQ DW1620 ( vB7S9)

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BenQ DW1620 ( vB7S9)

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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 12X 6:25
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 12X 6:23
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 12X 6:29
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:11

8. Freecom FX-50 ( v2.46)

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Freecom FX-50 ( v2.46)

Drive
Freecom FX-50 DVD+/-RW 16X Burner
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
USB (USB2.0 or USB1.1) & Firewire/iLink IEEE 1394
Cashe Memory
2MB
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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:37
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:38
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 9:35
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:34

9. LG GSA-4120B ( A112)

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LG GSA-4120B ( A112)

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)

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:47
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:49
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 8:32
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:49

10. LG GSA-4163B ( A101)

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LG GSA-4163B ( A101)

Compatible Formats
Write DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW
Read DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM Mode 1,2, CD-DA, CD-I FMV, CD-ROM XA, Mixed CD, CD Extra, CD-Text, Video CD, Photo CD
Write/Read Speed
Write Speed DVD+R 2.4X, 4X, 8X, 12X, 16X
DVD+RW 2.4X, 4X, 8X
DVD+R DL 2.4X, 4X
DVD-R 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X
DVD-RW 1X, 2X, 4X, 6X
DVD-RAM 2X, 3X, 5X(Ver.2.2)
CD-R 4X, 8X, 16X, 24X, 32X, 40X
CD-RW 4X, 10X, 16X, 24X
Read Speed DVD-R/-RW/-ROM 10X/8X/16X MAX
DVD+R/+RW/+R DL 10X/8X/8X
CD-ROM 40X Max
Data Transfer Rate
CD Max 6.0MB/S
DVD Max 22.16MB/S
Average Access Time
CD 125msec
DVD-ROM/RAM 145/165msec

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:44
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:38
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 12X 7:41
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:37

11. LiteOn SOHW-832S ( vVSOE)

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LiteOn SOHW-832S ( vVSOE)

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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:09
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:10
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 9:10
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:00

12. LiteOn SOHW-1633S ( vBS0R)

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LiteOn SOHW-1633S ( vBS0R)

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

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:18
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:16
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 8:02
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 13:55

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

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NEC ND-2510A ( v2.17)

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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:18
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:18
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 9:13
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:17

14. NEC ND-3520A ( v1.04)

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NEC ND-3520A ( v1.04)

Drive
NEC ND-3520A
Media
DVD
CD
Transfer Rate Write
+R

16x (9 - 22MBytes/sec)

-R
48x (3000-7200kBytes/sec)
+R9
4x (5.5 MBytes/sec)
2.4x (3.3 MByte/sec)
+RW
8x (11 MBytes/sec)
-RW
24x (3000-3600kBytes/sec)
-R
16x ( 9 - 22MBytes/sec)
-RW
6x (8.2MBytes/sec)
Transfer Rate Read
DVD-R 16x CAV (max 22000 kb/s)
CD-R 48x CAV (max 4800 kb/s)
DVD+R 16x CAV (max 22000 kb/s)
CD-RW 16x CLV (max 2400 kb/s)
DVD+R9 4X CLV (5500 KByte/s)
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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:36
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:59
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 9:34
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:34

15. Optorite DD0405 ( v160E)

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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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 14:23
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 12:10
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 7:48
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:06

16. Optorite DD1205 ( v120E)

Datawrite Media Tests - Page 16

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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:48
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:46
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 12X 6:37
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:10

17. Philips DVDRW1640P (vP2.5)

Datawrite Media Tests - Page 17

Philips DVDRW1640P (vP2.5)

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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:58
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 8:05
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 9:31
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:09

18. Pioneer DVR-107 ( v1.21)

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Pioneer DVR-107 ( v1.21)

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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 8:09
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 8:11
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 8:30
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 15:07

19. Pioneer DVR-108 ( v1.18)

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Pioneer DVR-108 ( v1.18)

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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 12X 6:51
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 12X 6:57
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 12X 7:02
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:57

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

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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)

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 4X 14:37
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 4X 14:41
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 8:12
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:32

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

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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)

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:59
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 8:00
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 12X 6:19
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:41

22. Plextor PX-716A ( v1.02)

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Plextor PX-716A ( v1.02)

Data Transfer Rate
Burst 66MB/s
Write DVD+R DVD-R CD-R
16x: 22.160KB/s (CAV)
12x: 16.620KB/s (PCAV)
6-8x: 8.310-11.080KB/s (PCAV)
6x: 8.310KB/s (CLV)
4x: 5.540KB/s (CLV)
2.4x: 3.324KB/s (CLV)
DVD+R DL
4x: 5.540KB/s (CLV)
2.4x: 3.324KB/s (CLV)
16x: 22.160KB/s (CAV)
12x: 16.620KB/s (PCAV)
6-8x: 8.310-11.080KB/s (PCAV)
6x: 8.310KB/s (CLV)
4x: 5.540KB/s (CLV)
2x: 2.770KB/s (CLV)
48x: 7.200KB/s (CAV)
32x: 4.800KB/s (PCAV)
16x: 2.400KB/s (CLV)
8x: 1.200KB/s (CLV)
4x: 600KB/s (CLV)
ReWrite DVD+RW DVD-RW CD-RW
6-8x: 8.310-11.080KB/s (PCAV)
6x: 8.310KB/s (CLV)
4x: 5.540KB/s (CLV)
2.4x: 3.324KB/s (CLV)
4x: 5.540KB/s (CLV)
2x: 2.770KB/s (CLV)
1x: 1.385KB/s (CLV)
24x: 3.600KB/s (PCAV)
10x: 1.500KB/s (CLV)
4x: 600KB/s (CLV)
Read DVD-ROM  CD-ROM
6-16x CAV
5-12x CAV
3-8x CAV
2-5x CAV
2x CLV
 
20-48x CAV
17-40x CAV
14-32x CAV
10-24x CAV
8x CLV
4x CLV
Access Time <150ms (DVD)
<100ms (CD)
Data Buffer 8MB
Error Rate Mode1: less than 10-12bits
Mode2: less than 10-9bits
MTBF 60.000 POH
Tray Loading Eject 50.000 times
Warranty 2 year Fast Warranty Service (in EU, Norway and Switzerland: Collect & Return); 1 year in other countries
Dimensions 146 x 41,3 x 170 mm
Weight 1 kg

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 16:07
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 8:32
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 12X 8:52
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:45

23. Ricoh MP5316DA ( v2B9)

Datawrite Media Tests - Page 23

Ricoh MP5316DA ( v2B9)

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:39
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:44
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 9:36
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:36

24. Samsung TS-H552 ( vTS05)

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Samsung TS-H552 ( vTS05)

Data Transfer Rate
Media Type
Write
Read
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

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:59
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:59
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 8:04
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:11

25. Sony DRU-710A ( vBYX2)

Datawrite Media Tests - Page 25

Sony DRU-710A ( vBYX2)

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)

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:15
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 7:15
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 8:34
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 13:56

26. Teac DV-W516GA (vB4S6)

Datawrite Media Tests - Page 26

Teac DV-W516GA (vB4S6)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI (Ultra DMA Mode 4)
Write Speeds:

DVD+R:16X (CAV) / -R: 8X (Zone CLV), DVD+R9:2.4X (CLV) DVD+RW: 4X CLV), DVD-RW: 4X CLV)

CD-R: 48X(CAV), CD-RW: 24X (Zone CLV)
Read Speeds:

DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW: 16X/8X/8X/8X (CAV)

DVD-ROM: 16X (CAV), CD-R/RW: 48X (CAV)
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
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
(MTBF) 60,000POH
Dimensions 148.4W X 42.8H X 170D ( mm )
Weight 1.10kg

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 12X 7:27
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 8:25
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 7:55
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 13:53

27. Toshiba SD-R5272 ( v1031)

Datawrite Media Tests - Page 27

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)

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:49
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:49
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 9:34
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 14:34

28. Toshiba SD-R5372 ( vTU53)

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Toshiba SD-R5372 ( vTU53)

Average Random Access Time:
DVD-ROM (16X)  120ms
CD-ROM (40X)  100ms
DVD-RAM (2X)  200ms
Average Random Seek Time
DVD-ROM (12X) 115ms
CD-ROM (40X) 100ms
DVD-RAM (2X) 160ms
Sustained Data Transfer Rate: 
DVD-ROM 21,632KByte/s
DVD±R 16,224KByte/s
DVD+R DL 10,816KByte/s
CD-ROM/-R 7,200 KByte/s
DVD-RAM 2,704 KByte/s
Burst:
Multi Word DMA Mode 2 (ATAPI) 16.7MB/sec
PIO Mode 4 (ATAPI) 16.7MB/sec
Ultra DMA 33.3MB/sec
Physical Characteristics:
Dimensions 1.63" x 5.75" x 7.46" (41.5mm x 146mm x 189.5mm)
Weight 2.20 lbs. (1.0kg)
Supported Disc Formats:
Write DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, High Speed CD-RW, Ultra Speed CD-RW
Read DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-DA, CD+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, CD-R, CD-RW)
Environmental:
Operation Temperature 41°F - 122°F (5°C to 50°C)
Other:
Buffer Size 2MB
Power Requirements DC 5V/12V
MTBF 100,000 POH

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 10:38
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:24
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 7:34
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 2.4X 22:24

29. Waitec Action 16( vBSX1)

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Waitec Action 16( vBSX1)

Interface:
E-IDE/ATAPI
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

 

- Summary

Media Code ID Speed Time
Datawrite DVD-R 8X Printable CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:18
Datawrite DVD-R 8X CMC MAG AE1 8X 9:22
Datawrite DVD+R 8X MCC 003 8X 8:34
Datawrite DVD+RW 4X PRODISC W02 4X 13:54

30. 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 either to reported errors where the reading process stopped or the disc was not accessible in Plextor PX-712A. As you will see those cases are negligible...

Most media report good quality. The cases where Plextools failed to access the disc or reported an error were only three.

The reported PIE levels indicate excellent recording quality. Only in 2 cases out of 24 the error rates were above the limit but not too increased.

Once again the writng quality is very good. Only the combination with Teac and Sony drives is a little disconcerting.

The rewritable media of Datawrite are from the best we ever seen. In all cases the error levels are low, which means excellent quality. Not even in a single case the reported PIF maximum values was over the limit.

You can always read users' opinions and share you experiences with these media in our forum section.



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