Teac DV-W50D and Memorex Dual-X1 - Page 2
- Memorex Dual-X1
is the famous provider of CD-R and CD-RW media. Its range of products includes
a large selection of optical storage products,
computer peripherals and accessories for both the private consumer and the
professional user. The Memorex product line includes IT CD-R/RWs, floppy discs,
Digital Audio CD-Rs, Mini Discs and Compact Flash/ Smart Media Cards. Its hardware
portfolio includes the latest state-of-the-art CD-RW models and combination
drives (DVD+CD-R/RW+CD-ROM), multimedia keyboards and accessories.
Memorex decided to enter the dual format DVD burner market with
the new model Dual-X1. The drive parts are borrowed from the well known Pioneer
DVR-A06 which means that Memorex has all the features for success. It is capable
to write DVD-R and DVD+R at the maximum speed of 4X, DVD-RW at 2X, DVD+RW at
2,4X. The drive also supports CD-R writing at 16X and CD-RW at 10X. Apart from
burner Memorex can play DVD-ROM at the maximum speed of 12X and CD-ROM at 32X.
Bellow are all the burner's features thus our thorough test.
- Drive features
Dual Format Recording: Memorex supports both DVD+R/RW and
- DVD±R: 4X
- DVD+RW: 2.4X
- DVD-RW: 2X
- DVD-ROM: 12X
- CD-R: 16X
- CD-RW: 10X
- CD-ROM: 32X
Buffer Memory: Memorex Dual-X1
is equipped with 2MB of buffer memory.
The drive features buffer underrun management system,to eliminate the possibility
of buffer underruns errors.
Defect Management: The
drive features the DRT-DM (Distributed Real Time Defect Management)
system, to offer high reliability
High Precision Servo System: Imbalanced
discs may cause vibration that affect performance at high speed
reading and wirting.To prevent these vibrations the drive use
the DRA technology
allows the precision
servo system to remain stable at high speed recording and playback.
Smart Laser Drive Technology:
The laser driver uses a pickup that incorporates a write strategy
control circuit to ensure stable write performance.
Liquid Crystal Tilt Technology:
The liquid crystal tilt mechanism provides accurate and reliable
operation with discs
that have been uneven curvature or thickness. This technology
used during both reading and writing process.
Memorex DualX-1 supports as a reader all CD-Rom/R/RW discs except the CD+G
. On the DVD format it doesn't supports DVD-Ram, all other DVD recordable/rewritable
discs are readable. Memorex uses the RPC II region control, allowing
user to change the
we set the
The supported writing formats are
Disc At Once, Track
At Once, Session At Once and Packet Writing
- The package
retail package includes the internal DVD recorder, a quick start guide,
installation map, mounting screws, IDE cable, audio cable , two blank Memorex
and DVD+RW 2X media.
As for softwares the package includes Roxio's Digital Media Software Suite
PhotoSuite 5 and VideoWave Movie Creator.
By taking a look at the front panel of the drive, we are seeing that is
black while the loading tray is white.The originate of the drive is easily
logo which is placed
the left side of the tray. We can also remark the CD-RW, DVD+RW
and DVD-Rom logos.
On the rear panel there are the analog and digital output (SPDIF) , the IDE
connector, the device jumper configuration and the power input.
After removing the screws we can see the drive's internal design,
an action which of course voids the drive's warranty. Clicking the follow image
you can enlarge it for seeing the details.
The chipset of Memorex and Teac DV-W50D are of the same series.
Memorex was connected on IDE1 of our test PC as "Master" and worked
in Ultra DMA Mode 2 transfer mode.
The drive was identified as "Memorex DVD+/-RW Dual-X1"under WinXP.
reading/writing tests we used the firmware version 1.05