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Wednesday, July 20, 2005
DVD Burners Roundup

1. Introduction

The latest releases from many major manufacturers has created a pressing demand for a comparison in which CDRinfo has gathered the eight best recently reviewed drives. Over the following pages, we will be comparing some of their primary characteristics such as transfer rate, error correction, ripping speed, as well as writing quality and writing times. Here is a list of the drives chosen in alphabetical order, along with their respective manufacturer logos ..

DRW-1608P
DW-1640A
SOHW-1693S
ND-3530A
DVR-109
PX-740A
TS-H552U
DRU-800A

- Specifications

First, lets have a look at each drive's exterior and the firmware release which was installed in the drive during the review period.

DRW-1608P DW-1640A
1.50 firmware release
BSHB firmware release
SOHW-1693S ND-3530A
KS04 firmware release 2.10 firmware release
DVR-109 PX-740A
1.09 firmware release 1.01 firmware release
TS-H552U DRU-800A
US03 firmware release KY01 firmware release

The following table contains some detailed specifications for the reviewed drives. Clicking on the name of any of these drives will take you to the respective review which has been released by CDRinfo over the last few months...

Model DVD+R/-R Writing DVD+R/-R DL Writing DVD+RW/-RW Rewriting DVD-ROM Reading CD-R Writing CD-RW Rewriting CD-ROM Reading
DRW-1608P 16X/16X 6X/6X 8X/6X 16X 40X 24X 40X
DW-1640A 16X/16X 8X/4X 8X/6X 16X 48X 32X 48X
SOHW-1693S 16X/16X 4X/4X 8X/6X 16X 48X 24X 48X
ND-3530A 16X/16X 6X/4X 8X/6X 16X 48X 32X 48X
DVR-109 16X/16X 6X/6X 8X/6X 16X 40X 24X 40X
PX-740A 16X/16X 8X/4X 8X/6X 16X 48X 32X 48X
TS-H552U 16X/16X 2.4X/- 4X/4X 16X 40X 24X 48X
DRU-800A 16X/16X 4X/4X 8X/6X 16X 48X 24X 48X

Now that we've introduced the drives and had a brief look at their specifications, it is time to move on to the comparison tests for all eight CDRinfo reviewed drives...




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