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Monday, April 19, 2004
CyberDrive DX122D

1. Package - Installation

CyberDrive DX122D PREVIEW - Page 1


CyberDrive DX122D is the first internal IDE DVD+R/RW recorder that can burn a disc at 6:00min. This is the first drive capable of 12x DVD recording. This device is also capable of 4x DVD+RW, 32x CD-R and 24x US-RW recording while can reads CD with speed up to 40x and DVD-ROM at 12x.


CyberDrive provide 12x recording speed for DVD+R and DVD+RW media. Also uses an advance tilt stabilizing technology to lower jitter level. Buffer underrun protection is also supported, but it doesn`t support DVD-RAM media.


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

Usable CD Formats CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode 1 &2), CD-ROM XA, mixed mode, Photo CD, Video CD / Super Video CD, Enhanced CD, CD-Plus, CD-Text
Usable DVD Formats DVD-Video (Single/Dual layer), DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), DVD+R, DVD+RW
Writing CD mode:

CD-R & CD-RW: Disc-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Packet Writing

Writing DVD mode: DVD+R & DVD+RW: Disc-at-Once, Multi-Border for DVD-R/RW
DVD, CD Read Performance

12x DVD-ROM, 8x DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW, 40x CD-ROM

DVD, CD Write Performance

12x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 32x CD-R, 24x CD-RW.

Access time

Average access time - 130 ms typical for random access - 130 ms typical for 1/3 stroke access

Buffer memory 8 MB with Buffer Underrun Protection
Audio output Analogue output (Molex connector)

The drive uses a 8MB buffer memory store and supports RAW DAO 96 writing (CD). The drive does not support Mount Rainier.

The drive uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive's region at most 5 times. Since for our tests, we set the region code to 2 (Europe), the number illustrates above is 4.

- The drive

On the rear panel you can find the analogue and digital audio outputs (SPDIF), the IDE selection pins, the IDE connector 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. Click on the photos for an enlarged view.

The main chipset is coming from Philips and its Nexperia series.

- Installation

The device was connected to our test PC and was identified as "DVD+R/RW DX122D" under WinXP. All tests were done with firmware revision v.052E.

The following pages include our recording test results of the CyberDrive DX122D drive but remember that this is a preview and not a complete review since we are waiting for a firmware upgrade real soon from CyberDrive..

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