Philips DVD8801 DVD Writer
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Got this drive with my new Dell PC.
So far, absolutely NO problems. Been burning 4.7 +/-R and 8.5+R DL without incidents. All DVDs have been playing on my standalone DVD player without any issue and the quality has been consistently great.
Comments posted by gr8dane from Canada, January 03, 2007. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Received this installed on new Dell 6-06. Will not write to any CD's or DVD's that I have (4 different mfg.) Will not read most CD's or DVD's written on the TSST Corp. DVD Rom installed on the same Dell Dimension. Very poor piece of equipment, I am unable to use it! Very disastisfied.
Comments posted by Nancy Murphy from United States, October 14, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
Neither + or - DVD single layer will play on my Toshiba SD 5700 after being burned by this unit. It came with a new Dell PC. I used to have a Sony that would burn either and they would always work. Discusted.
Comments posted by Joe Mason from United States, September 03, 2006. Rated this writer 3 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
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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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