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tried to 8x burn using external promise card 133TX2... drive recognised and burn , but very very slow. Evntually figured out that this drive has a problem with promise card and drop into pio access mode. I had 4x dvd burner from asus which was working fine on that board.
Drive burned Memorex 8x DVD-R media perfectly fast ast 12x speed after I move it back to Intel motheboard ide port.
Btw, I have leatest firmware and drivers for dvd writer as well as promise card.
Comments posted by dmitryk from United States, November 21, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.
Im sure this is the Benq rebadge which my mate warned me against buying but I trusted the MSI brand DOH !!.
Drive has burnt out in excess of 40 DVD- disks or varying brands and speeds and dyes(I even burnt 8 speed disks at 2 speed but still either burnt out the disks or locked Nero/Alcohol so I had to reset PC)although I have to say the drive did write CD's perfectly.
This moved one stage further as just as I was about to give up and return it to the shop, a firmware update appeared on the MSI site and at last it did burn a whole DVD, but there is no happy ending as neither my modded Xbox or Standalone DVD could read them and have worked with every disk I have ever put in them no matter how cheap the media was.
So overall very disappointed in the product and will return it to the shop & exchange a new HDD and keep my DR4-A.
Comments posted by fred5432 from United Kingdom, October 11, 2004. Rated this writer 3 of 10.
my wife purchased two only to find out that nothing burned on them played on any of our 5 stand alone players.
Comments posted by saltysailor20 from United States, October 07, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
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Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
DVD-R? = Not tested
Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes
Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes
Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes
DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)
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