1. Package - Installation
TEAC DV-W58G - Page 1
After the TEAC DV-W50D, TEAC has taken the next major step up and released its DV-W58G drive, supporting 8x for the +R format and 4x for the -R format. In addition to RW DVD media the drive supports 4x +RW and 2x -RW media. The drive is also a fast CD-R writer with a maximum writing speed of 40x. The full specifications for the TEAC DV-W58G drive are presented in the following table.
|Low speed CD-RW||4x(CLV)|
|High speed CD-RW||10x(CLV)|
|Ultra speed CD-RW||24x(Partial CAV)|
|DVD-ROM ( single layer )||12x(CAV)|
|DVD-ROM ( dual layer)||8x(CAV)|
|CD-ROM / Finalized CD-R Data CD-DAE / Video CD||40x(CAV)|
|Data Transfer Rate||Sustained||4.6MB/s avg. 6.0MB/s max.|
|Programmed I/O||16.6MB/s max.|
|Multi-word DMA||16.6MB/s max.|
|Ultra DMA||33.3MB/s max.|
|Disc Format||Read capability||Write capability|
[ DVD ]
|DVD-Audio||Yes (as data read)||Yes (as data write)|
[ CD ]
|Mixed mode CD-ROM||Yes||Yes|
Random Access Time
[CD] 150ms Random average
|Ambient Temperature||Operating: 5 - 45oC
Non-Operating: -20 - 60oC
|Relative Humidity||Operating: 20- 80% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating: 10 - 80% (non-condensing)
Operating: 1.96m/s2 (0.2G) (5 - 500Hz, 1oct/min)
Non-Operating: 14.7m/s2 (1.5G) (10 - 500Hz, 1oct/min)
Operating: 19.6m/s2 (2G) (half-sine wave 11ms)
Non-Operating: 490m/s2 (50G) (half-sine wave 11ms)
|Power Requirements||DC+5V ±5% , DC+12V ±10%|
|MTBF||60,000POH ( at normal temperature and humidity ; duty read 20% write 2%)|
|Dimensions||148.4W X 42.8H X 170D ( mm )|
|Mass ( Weight )||0.9Kg or less typ.|
The drive uses 2MB buffer memory. RAW DAO 96 writing (CD) is supported, whereas Mount Rainier is not.
The TEAC DV-W58G uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive's region at most 5 times. For our tests, we set the region code to 2 (Europe).
- Retail package
The retail package includes the warranty, a multi language printed user manual, mounting screws and an analog audio cable.
Packaged software includes NeroBurning Rom software along with a blank TEAC DVD-R 4x disc.
- The drive
The drive's front panel is bone color, and on the loading tray are the CD-RW logo , the +RW and -RW logos and the TEAC logo (colored blue). Also on the front panel are the eject button, the activity led indicator, volume control, emergency hole and a headphone jack.
On the rear panel there are the analogue and digital audio 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. Notice that this time, unlike to the previous DV-W50D model (4/4 DVD±R, Pioneer reference design), TEAC chose the MediaTEK chipset for this model.
The TEAC drive was connected to our test PC and was identified as "TEAC DV-W58G" under WinXP. All tests were done with firmware v.H4S2
The following pages include test results for TEAC drive in comparison with two other dual DVD burners, the Sony DRU-530A and the Pacific Digital 8xDVD.