12. DVD Recording Tests
2. Transfer Rate Reading Tests
3. CD Error Correction Tests
4. DVD Error Correction Tests
5. Protected Disc Tests - Reading Tests
6. DAE Tests
7. Protected AudioCDs
8. CD Recording Tests
9. 3T Jitter Tests
10. C1 / C2 Error Measurements
11. Writing Quality Tests - Clover System Tests
12. DVD Recording Tests
13. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 1
14. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 2
15. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 3
16. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 4
17. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 5
18. DVD+R DL - Page 1
19. DVD+R DL - Page 2
20. BookType Setting
- Writing Performance
As mentioned in a previous section of the review, the Pioneer K14L as well as its twin K04L, both support up to 8X maximum burning speed for DVD+R/-R and up to 4X for DVD+RW/-RW media.
The supported recording speeds as shown by Nero Burning Rom...
Using Nero Cd Dvd Speed, we get the following graphs, were we can clearly see the maximum supported speed in each case and strategy for 8X with DVD+R/-R media.
- 8X DVD+R Single Layer writing
In the above graph we can see the writing strategy using 8X Dvd+R media.The test completed in 13:34 minutes. The starting speed was 2.49X, reached a maximum writing speed of 8.33X and reported an average speed of 5.46X.
8X DVD-R Single Layer writing
The test started at 2.07X, reached a maximum writing speed of 8.29X and reported an average speed of 5.62X. The test completed in 12:25mins.
- Burning Tests
- DVD-R media
The maximum writing speed supported by theK14L with -R media is 8X. As we can see, almost all of the media burned at 8X recorded times that would imply a speed closer to 6X. The best performance came with Datawrite -R 8X media which was burned in 13:33mins.
- DVD+R media
In this case, using +R media, the drive supports up to 8X maximum speed. The best performance came with Datawrite 8X media, burned in only 13:33 mins.
- Comparison with other drives
In comparison to the other two drives, the K14L reported good writing times, being the second fastest with DVD+R media and the fastest with DVD-R media.
In this case, the Pioneer DVR-K14L came last when writing DVD+RW media being the slowest of the three drives in the graph, but once again, we can see that it reports much better times with the -RW media in which case it was the fastest.
- DVD Overburning Test
Unfortunately, the drive does not support DVD overburning for both the -R and +R media formats.
- DVD+MRW Tests
The drive does not support the Mount Rainier feature.