Optorite DD1205 Dual DVD±RW Recorder -
the DD1203 recorder, Optorite decided to support the Double Layer format
by releasing it's new DD1205 burner. Based for one more time on the Sanyo chipset,
the new recorder is ready to face the strong competition, competition which
has already moved onto 4X writing speed for DL media.
The dual burner offers 2.4X DVD+R9, 12X DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 4X DVD±RW
writing and 12X DVD-ROM reading. The drive also supports 40X recording for
CD-R media and 24X for HS-RW.
"Safe-BP" has achieved enough detection performance at more than 40x
speed with the improvement of the electric circuit for the detection of disarrangement
of pickup servo. When a disarrangement of this servo is detected at high speed
recording condition, a drive stops the recording immediately and restarts the
recording at lower recording speed.
Shock-BP always monitors the condition of focus servo and tracking servo and
stops the recording when it detects the change in rapid servo condition,
then, restarts the recording at the stop position after the servo condition
generic name for Flexible Speed and Flexible Strategy. 'FlexSS-BP' technology
automatically selects the optimum recording speed for each disc, because
some CDs cannot stand high speed recording with high recording power.
When a drive determines that it is barely tracing the placed disc correctly
due to the variations between discs, and it determines that the placed
disc cannot stand a high power laser at high speed recording, the drive selects
a suitable recording speed for the disc and continues to record.
It measures and evaluates the recording condition of the recorded area at
the switching zones.
Developed by SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., a high density recording technology
that doubles the recording capacity of conventional CD-R media (700MB).
E-IDE / ATAPI (Ultra DMA mode2)
Internal Buffer Size
|Data tranfer speed ( ATA I/F)
Random Access Time:
||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
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
|DVD-ROM (UDF Bridge), DVD-ROM (ISO 9660), DVD-ROM (UDF),
||8/12 cm discs
||DC +5V± 5% / 12V± 10%, Max. 2.0A
||> 30.000 POH (duty 20%)
Operating Temprature: 5°C to 45 °C
Storage Temprature -30°C to 60°C
are the drive's main specifications as given by NeroInfoTool and DVDInfoPro:
As with the DD1203, the DD1205 also uses the RPC II region control, allowing
a user to change the drive's region at most 5 times. In our screenshot there
are 4 changes left since we had to set the first.
- Retail package
retail package includes the Optorite DD1205, a quick installation
guide, mounting screws and a sound cable. There are also
Nero v6 OEM version and Sonic MyDVD. We were also pleasantly surprised to
see included, an alternative black bezel.
On the rear panel you can see the analogue and digital outputs (SPDIF), the
and the power input.
Removing the screws and opening the drive's cover voids the drive's warranty.
For reference reasons, we post the following pictures. You can click on the mainboard
picture for a higher resolution image:
The drive was installed as secondary master and WindowsXP recognized
it as "OPTORITE DVD RW DD1205".
The drive arrived with firmware v100e.
Below is a screenshot from Nero Burning Rom, showing the drive's specs.
We will be comparing the Optorite drive with the previous model,
the DD1203 in order to observe the common and not so common points between
the two drives.
- Testing software
In order to perform our tests we used:
- Nero CD-DVD Speed
- CDVD Benchmark v1.21
- ExactAudioCopy v0.9 beta5
- Nero Info Tool v2.27
v2.2.3 (Reader: Optorite LDW-811S firmware vHS0Q, Reading speed 8X CAV)
- PlexTools v2.16 (Reader:
Plextor PX-712A firmware v1.03, Reading speed 8X CLV for CD-R)
- DVDInfoPro v3.07
- Nero Burning Rom v188.8.131.52