1. Retail Package - Installation
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. Writing Quality - 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. KProbe/PlexTools Scans - Page 5
17. HD - BURN
18. BookType Setting
Optorite DD1205 Dual DVD±RW Recorder - Page 1
the DD1203 recorder, Optorite decided to support the Double Layer format
by releasing it's new DD1205 burner. Based for one more time on the
The dual burner offers 2.4X DVD+R9, 12X DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 4X DVD±RW writing and 12X DVD-ROM reading. The drive also supports 40X recording for CD-R media and 24X for HS-RW.
"Safe-BP" has achieved enough detection performance at more than 40x speed with the improvement of the electric circuit for the detection of disarrangement of pickup servo. When a disarrangement of this servo is detected at high speed recording condition, a drive stops the recording immediately and restarts the recording at lower recording speed.
Shock-BP always monitors the condition of focus servo and tracking servo and stops the recording when it detects the change in rapid servo condition, then, restarts the recording at the stop position after the servo condition is recovered.
A generic name for Flexible Speed and Flexible Strategy. 'FlexSS-BP' technology automatically selects the optimum recording speed for each disc, because some CDs cannot stand high speed recording with high recording power.
When a drive determines that it is barely tracing the placed disc correctly due to the variations between discs, and it determines that the placed disc cannot stand a high power laser at high speed recording, the drive selects a suitable recording speed for the disc and continues to record.
It measures and evaluates the recording condition of the recorded area at
the switching zones.
Developed by SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., a high density recording technology that doubles the recording capacity of conventional CD-R media (700MB).
E-IDE / ATAPI (Ultra DMA mode2)
Internal Buffer Size
|Data tranfer speed ( ATA I/F)||33MB/sec|
Random Access Time:
DVD 130ms and CD 100 ms
|Writng Type||DVD+R: Incremental Write (Multi Session Support)
DVD-R: Disc at Once, Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Support)
DVD+RW: Random Write
DVD-RW: Rigid Restricted Overwriting, Incremental Write
CD-R/RW: Disc at Once, Session at Once, Track at Once, Packet Writing (Multi Session Support)
Support Media Type
|DVD-ROM, DVD single layer / Dual layer, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM [Mode1, Mode2 (Form1/2)], CD-ROM / XA, Mixed mode CD, CD-R/RW, CD Extra, CD-TEXT|
|DVD-ROM (UDF Bridge), DVD-ROM (ISO 9660), DVD-ROM (UDF), DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR|
|Disc Size||8/12 cm discs|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 98SE/ME/XP/NT/2000|
|Power Requirements||DC +5V± 5% / 12V± 10%, Max. 2.0A|
|MTBF||> 30.000 POH (duty 20%)|
Operating Temprature: 5°C to 45 °C
Below are the drive's main specifications as given by NeroInfoTool and DVDInfoPro:
As with the DD1203, the DD1205 also uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive's region at most 5 times. In our screenshot there are 4 changes left since we had to set the first.
- Retail package
The retail package includes the Optorite DD1205, a quick installation guide, mounting screws and a sound cable. There are also Nero v6 OEM version and Sonic MyDVD. We were also pleasantly surprised to see included, an alternative black bezel.
On the rear panel you can see the analogue and digital outputs (SPDIF), 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. You can click on the mainboard picture for a higher resolution image:
The drive was installed as secondary master and WindowsXP recognized it as "OPTORITE DVD RW DD1205". The drive arrived with firmware v100e.
Below is a screenshot from Nero Burning Rom, showing the drive's specs.
We will be comparing the Optorite drive with the previous model, the DD1203 in order to observe the common and not so common points between the two drives.
- Testing software
In order to perform our tests we used:
- Nero CD-DVD Speed v3.21
- CDVD Benchmark v1.21
- ExactAudioCopy v0.9 beta5
- Nero Info Tool v2.27
- KProbe v2.2.3 (Reader: Optorite LDW-811S firmware vHS0Q, Reading speed 8X CAV)
- PlexTools v2.16 (Reader: Plextor PX-712A firmware v1.03, Reading speed 8X CLV for CD-R)
- DVDInfoPro v3.07
- Nero Burning Rom v220.127.116.11