Memorex D²
11. DVD Recording Tests
Review Pages
2. Transfer Rate Reading Tests
3. CD Error Correction Tests
4. DVD Error Correction Tests
5. Protected Disc Tests
6. DAE Tests
7. Protected AudioCDs
8. CD Recording Tests
9. 3T Jitter Tests
10. C1 / C2 Error Measurements
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. KProbe/PlexTools Scans  Page 1
13. KProbe/PlexTools Scans  Page 2
14. KProbe/PlexTools Scans  Page 3
15. KProbe/PlexTools Scans  Page 4
16. DVD+R DL  Page 1
17. DVD+R DL  Page 2
18. F16 vs. SA300  Page 1
19. F16 vs. SA300  Page 2
20. F16 vs. SA300  Page 3
21. F16 vs. SA300  Page 4
22. BookType Setting
23. Conclusion
Memorex D² DVD±RW/DL Recorder  Page 11
DVD Recording Tests
 Writing Performance
The maximum supported speed is 16X for DVD+R media while with DVDR it is 8X, and for rewritable media 4X.
Nero Burning Rom reported speeds are shown below.
The drive burns PCAV at 8X/12X and CAV at 16X.
We used Nero CDDVD Speed and its "create disc" function, in order to see the 8X, 12X and 16X recording technology being used by the F16 recorder. In the following graphs we used CMC 16X DVD+R media.

8X DVD+R Single Layer writing
The drive completed successful DVD writing at 8X in 8:11mins. It started writing at 6.69X, reached a maximum writing speed of 8.05X and reported an average speed of 7.98X.

12X DVD+R Single Layer writing
The start, end and average speeds for the Memorex were 6.67X, 12.08X and 10.91X respectively. The task finished after 6:17min
 16X DVD+R Single Layer writing
The drive completed successful DVD writing at 16X in 5:48mins. It started writing at 6.66X, reached a maximum writing speed of 16.00X and reported an average speed of 11.97X.
Below is a table with the average writing speeds for various 16X recorders as measured by Nero CDDVDSpeed, showing that the Memorex achieved the fastest average 16X recording speed:
Drive 
Writing Strategy 
Writing Speed 
Average Writing Speed 
Memorex F16 
CAV 
16X 
11.97X 
BenQ DW1620A 
CAV 
16X 
11.52X 
ASUS DRW1604P 
ZCLV 
16X 
10.11X 
Pioneer DVR108A 
ZCLV 
16X 
10.03X 
Disc Label 
Disc Information 
Max Allowed Writing Speed 
Total Recording Time (mins) 
Mitsubishi Chemicals 16X 
MCC 004 
16X 
5:47 
Mitsubishi Chemicals 16X 
MCC 004 
12X 
6:16 
CMC 16X 
CMC MAG M01 
16X 
5:45 
CMC 16X 
CMC MAG M01 
12X 
6:11 
Verbatim 8X 
MCC 003 
8X 
8:00 
3A 8X 
Plasmon1C01 
8X 
8:08 
Philips 8X 
PHILIPS C08 
8X 
8:00 
Intenso 8X 
Prodisc R03 
8X 
8:15 
Traxdata 8X 
RITEK R03 
8X 
7:59 
Taiyo Yuden 8X 
YUDEN000T02 
8X 
8:08 
MMore 8X 
MBIPG101RO4 
8X 
8:02 
Maxell 4X 
YUDEN000T01 
4X 
14:13 
TDK 8X 
TDK002 
8X 
8:03 
Ricoh 8X 
RICOHJPNR02 
8X 
8:02 
Infosmart 4X 
ISO1001 
4X 
14:19 
CMC Magnetics 8X 
CMC MAG E01 
8X 
8:21 
 Supported media list/Burning Tests
We burned 4315MB of data on various DVD±R and DVD±RW media. We used the maximum allowed writing speed for each disc. With the current firmware (vB7H9), there's not a lot media being supported at 16X, especially for the DVDR format. Future firmware releases are expected to support more media at 12X/16X for both the DVD±R formats.
 Writing Time Results
 DVDR media
The writing strategy of the F16 with DVDR media is ZCLV.
Disc Label 
Disc Information 
Max Allowed Writing Speed 
Total Recording Time (mins) 
Verbatim 8X 
MCC 02RG20 
8X 
9:14 
MMore 8X 
MBI 02RG20 
8X 
9:13 
Maxell 8X 
MXL RG03 
8X 
9:16 
TDK 8X 
TTHO1 
8X 
9:13 
Intenso 4X 
ProdiscS03 
4X 
14:35 
Datawrite 8X 
FUJIFILM03 
8X 
9:14 
Optodisc 4X 
OPTODISCOR004 
4X 
14:54 
Mam 4X 
MAMG4X02 
4X 
14:30 
Infosmart 4X 
SKC Co Ltd 
4X 
14:33 
CMC Magnetics 8X 
CMC MAG AE1 
8X 
9:14 
Traxdata 8X 
RITEKG05 
8X 
9:11 
Taiyo Yuden 8X 
TYG02 
8X 
9:12 
Below are Nero screenshots for recording done at 16X and 12X:
According to firmware revision BWSB, the supported media and their speeds are as follows:
DVDR 
DVD+R 
4M SYS 202C1/52 [ 4x ] AML /52 [ 4x ] AN30 /52 [ 4x ] AN31 /52 [ 4x ] AN32 /52 [ 4x ] Auvistar /50 [ 2x ] BeAll G00001/50 [ 2x ] BeAll G40001/52 [ 4x ] CMC MAG. /50 [ 2x ] CMC MAG. AE1/52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] CMC MAG. AF1/52 [ 4x ] DATA TRACK /52 [ 4x ] DAXON004 /52 [ 4x ] DAXON008 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] DKM_01 /52 [ 4x ] Dvsn /52 [ 4x ] FORNEX001 /50 [ 2x ] FORNEX101 /52 [ 4x ] FUJIFILM03 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] GSC001 /50 [ 2x ] GSC001 /52 [ 4x ] GSC002 /52 [ 4x ] GSC003 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] INFODISCR01/52 [ 4x ] INFODISCR20/52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] LD /50 [ 2x ] LEADDATA /50 [ 2x ] LEADDATA S03/52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] LEADDATA01 /52 [ 4x ] LGE04 /52 [ 4x ] LGE08 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] LONGTEN 001 /52 [ 4x ] LONGTEN 009 /52 [ 4x ] MAM4XG01 /52 [ 4x ] MBI /50 [ 2x ] MBI 01RG20 /52 [ 4x ] MBI 03RG30 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] MCC 00RG200 /50 [ 2x ] MCC 01RG20 /52 [ 4x ] MCC 02RG20 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] MCI4XG01 /52 [ 4x ] MCIG01 /50 [ 2x ] MEI 00V001 /50 [ 2x ] MUST 001 /52 [ 4x ] MXL RG01 /50 [ 2x ] MXL RG02 /52 [ 4x ] MXL RG03 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] NANYAJC001 /52 [ 4x ] ONIDTECH /52 [ 4x ] OPTODISCK001/50 [ 2x ] OPTODISCK001/52 [ 4x ] OPTODISCR004/52 [ 4x ] OPTODISCR008/52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] Plasmon1A /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] POSG04 /52 [ 4x ] POSJ 01 /50 [ 2x ] PRINCO /50 [ 2x ] PRINCO /52 [ 4x ] PRINCO8X01 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] PRINCO8X02 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] ProdiscF01 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] PRODISCG02 /50 [ 2x ] ProdiscS03 /52 [ 4x ] ProdiscS04 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] PVC001001 /00 [ 2x ] PVCR001002 /52 [ 4x ] RITEKG03 /50 [ 2x ] RITEKG04 /52 [ 4x ] RITEKG05 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] RITEKM02 /52 [ 4x ] SKC Co.,Ltd./52 [ 4x ] SONY /50 [ 2x ] SONY04D1 /52 [ 4x ] SONY08D1 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] TAIYOYUDEN /50 [ 2x ] TAROKOMX4 /52 [ 4x ] TDKG02000000/50 [ 2x ] TTG01 /52 [ 4x ] TTG02 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] TTH01 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] TYG01 /52 [ 4x ] TYG02 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] UME01 /52 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] VANGUARD /52 [ 4x ] VDSPMSAB 01 /52 [ 4x ] VDSPSAB 01 /52 [ 4x ] Yi Jhan 001 /52 [ 4x ] 
AML /001/00 [ 4x ] AML /002/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] BeAll000/P40/00 [ 4x ] BeAll000/P80/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] CMC MAG /E01/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] CMC MAG /F01/00 [ 4x ] CMC MAG /F01/01 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] CMC MAG /M01/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ] CMC MAG /R01/00 [ 2.4x ] DAXON /AZ1/00 [ 4x ] DAXON /AZ2/00 [ 4x, 6x ] DAXON /AZ3/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] DTD02 /02 /00 [ 4x ] DTD03 /004/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] EMDP /000/00 [ 4x ] GSC502 /002/00 [ 4x ] GSC503 /H01/00 [ 4x ] INFODISC/R10/02 [ 4x ] INFODISC/R20/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] ISSM /001/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] LD /001/00 [ 2.4x ] LD /A02/00 [ 4x ] LD /S03/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] LONGTEN /002/00 [ 4x ] MAXELL /001/00 [ 4x ] MAXELL /002/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] MAXELL /003/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] MBIPG101/R03/00 [ 4x ] MBIPG101/R04/01 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] MCC /001/00 [ 2.4x ] MCC /002/00 [ 4x ] MCC /003/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] MCC /004/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ] MEDIA ID/001/00 [ 4x ] MPOMEDIA/001/00 [ 2.4x ] MPOMEDIA/040/00 [ 4x ] MPOMEDIA/080/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] MUST /002/01 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] MUST 002/ /02 [ 4x ] NANYA /CHX/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] NANYA /CLX/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] NANYA /DR /00 [ 2.4x ] NANYA /RJB/00 [ 4x ] OPTODISC/OP1/00 [ 2.4x ] OPTODISC/OP2/00 [ 2.4x ] OPTODISC/OR4/00 [ 4x ] OPTODISC/OR8/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] Philips /081/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] PHILIPS /C08/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] PHILIPS /C16/01 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] Plasmon /c01/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] PRODISC /R01/00 [ 2.4x ] PRODISC /R02/00 [ 4x ] PRODISC /R03/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] PRODISC /R04/04 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] RICOHJPN/R00/00 [ 2.4x ] RICOHJPN/R01/02 [ 4x ] RICOHJPN/R02/03 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] RICOHJPN/R03/04 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] RITEK /M02/01 [ 4x ] RITEK /R01/00 [ 2.4x ] RITEK /R02/01 [ 4x ] RITEK /R03/01 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] RITEK /R03/02 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] RITEK /R04/01 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] SKYMEDIA/R01/00 [ 2.4x ] SONY /D01/00 [ 4x ] SONY /D11/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] SONY /D21/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ] TDK /001/00 [ 4x ] TDK /002/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] TDK /003/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] ULTRAN /202/00 [ 4x ] VDSPMSAB/001/01 [ 4x ] YUDEN000/T01/00 [ 4x ] YUDEN000/T01/01 [ 4x ] YUDEN000/T02/00 [ 4x, 6x, 8x ] 
The media from Traxdata with ID R04, certified for 16X speed, is not included in the current firmware and so the maximum speed for that media was 8X.
Some media had problems while playing back in our test DVD players. More details in the table below:
Philips DVD 763SA 
Philips DVD 963SA 
Philips DVP 720SA 
Pioneer DV370 
Pioneer DVR320 

CMC 8X DVDR@ 8X 
cannot access disc 
cannot
access disc 
OK 
OK 
cannot
access disc 
Optodisc 4X DVDR@ 4X 
cannot
access disc 
cannot
access disc 
freezes at last chapters 
freezes at last chapters 
freezes
at last chapters 
Verbatim 8X DVDR@ 8X 
cannot
access disc 
cannot
access disc 
freezes at last chapters 
freezes at last chapters 
freezes
at last chapters 
Infosmart 4X DVDR@ 4X 
cannot
access disc 
cannot
access disc 
played with freezes 
freezes at last chapters 
freezes
at last chapters 
Intenso 8X DVD+R@ 8X 
cannot
access disc 
cannot
access disc 
OK 
OK 
 
CMC 8X DVD+R@ 12X 
cannot access disc 
cannot access disc 
OK 
OK 
 
CMC 8X DVD+R@ 16X 
cannot access disc 
cannot access disc 
OK 
OK 
 
 Comparison with other drives
With DVDR media, the Memorex was significantly slower than the other two drives due to its 8X supported speed which for the Pioneer and BenQ drives is 16X. On the other hand, with DVD+R media, all three drives support the same maximum speed of 16X, but there is a large difference in the reported times where the Pioneer drive was 86 seconds slower than the Memorex.
With DVD rewritable media, all drives support the same speed. The Memorex drive proved to be the fastest.
 DVD Overburning Test
 DVD+R
 DVDR
 DVD+MRW Tests
The drive doesn't support the Mount Rainier feature.
Review Pages
2. Transfer Rate Reading Tests
3. CD Error Correction Tests
4. DVD Error Correction Tests
5. Protected Disc Tests
6. DAE Tests
7. Protected AudioCDs
8. CD Recording Tests
9. 3T Jitter Tests
10. C1 / C2 Error Measurements
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. KProbe/PlexTools Scans  Page 1
13. KProbe/PlexTools Scans  Page 2
14. KProbe/PlexTools Scans  Page 3
15. KProbe/PlexTools Scans  Page 4
16. DVD+R DL  Page 1
17. DVD+R DL  Page 2
18. F16 vs. SA300  Page 1
19. F16 vs. SA300  Page 2
20. F16 vs. SA300  Page 3
21. F16 vs. SA300  Page 4
22. BookType Setting
23. Conclusion