8. CD Recording Tests
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 Tests - 3T Jitter Tests
10. Writing Quality Tests - C1 / C2 Error Measurements
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. PlexTools Scans - Page 1
13. PlexTools Scans - Page 2
14. PlexTools Scans - Page 3
15. PlexTools Scans - Page 4
16. DVD+R DL - Page 1
17. DVD+R DL - Page 2
18. DVDR1640P vs. SA300 - Page 1
19. DVDR1640P vs. SA300 - Page 2
20. DVDR1640P vs. SA300 - Page 3
21. DVDR1640P vs. SA300 - Page 4
22. Booktype BitSetting
24. Firmware P3.2 update - Page 1
25. Firmware P3.2 update - Page 2
Philips DVDR1640P DL Recorder - Page 8
- CD-R Format
The drive supports 8X, 12X, 16X, 24X, 32X and 40X (CAV) writing speeds.
The drive reached the 40.94X at the end of the test, according to Nero CDSpeed. The reported average writing speed was 30.35X. Click on the image below for details.
- CD-R Recording Times
For the burning tests, we created an 80min data compilation through Nero Burning Rom and recorded the data on a 700MB disc. The DVDR1640P finished the task in 3:01 minutes when writing at 40X. The TDK 1616N was the faster due to its 48X speed while the Pioneer DVR-108 cannot really compete due to the lower recording speed (32X).
The writing performance was stable no matter what the inserted media brand, as our tests showed. Below is a chart listing the corresponding recording times for various media.
- Other features
The DVDR1640P supports overburning, writing up to 99min. and can read/write CD-Text.
- CD-RW Format
The DVDR1640P supports 16X CLV, 24X P-CAV rewriting speeds with Ultra Speed Rewritable Media (US-RW). The drive also writes at 4X/10X CLV with HS-RW discs, while NS (1~4X) CD-RW media is not supported. Below you can see the Nero CD-DVD Speed writing simulation test with blank 24x US-RW media from Mitsubishi Chemicals. The average writing speed was 23.40X!
We also used Nero Burning Rom in order to burn a 24X US-RW data disc from Mitsubishi Chemicals. The data compilation we burned had a size of 651 MB and the duration of the recording process was 3:41 minutes.
- CD-RW Mount Rainier Tests
The Philips DVDR1640P DL does not support the Mount Rainier format.