DX122D PREVIEW -
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
40x and DVD-ROM at 12x.
12x recording speed for DVD+R and DVD+RW media. Also uses
an advance tilt stabilizing technology to lower jitter level. Buffer underrun
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,
|Usable DVD Formats
||DVD-Video (Single/Dual layer), DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer),
|Writing CD mode:
CD-R & CD-RW: Disc-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Packet
|Writing DVD mode:
||DVD+R & DVD+RW: Disc-at-Once, Multi-Border
|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.
Average access time - 130 ms typical for random access
- 130 ms typical for 1/3 stroke access
||8 MB with Buffer Underrun Protection
||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
an enlarged view.
The main chipset is coming from Philips and its Nexperia series.
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