AOpen DUW1616/ARR DVD Writer
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1 Arita 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (INFODISC-R01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Magnavox 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 ProDATA 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
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I must say this is a great burner. I have about a 99% success rate using a varity of media ie, -R +R -RW even tried some -RDL and no problems. I have burned hundreds of dvds with this and still runs top notch, I only burn at 4x on dvds, as some say this gives you consistent success.
Comments posted by Spider9909 from Canada, April 15, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Had this drive for 1 day. Wrote an 8x Verbatium DVD -R at 8x and it seems to run fine. I used media ID MCC for the Verbatium. One of the best rated DVD disks. I have wrote this same disk on different media in the past using Liteon Drives and it fails during playback, pixalated. The key to success is a high quality media don't let anyone tell you different. So many brands fail outright. By the way the Blank dvd that came with my liteon is on the don't buy list go figure.
So far The AOPEN (BUSLINK) has performed well on my first burn.
After reading the past reviews Im a little worried, I'm not a big fan of AOPEN who makes the drive for BUSLINK. It stinks when they don't tell you that on the box until the product arrives. I would not have purchased it. Since its too cheap to return even if it fails me I'm stuck with it. I'm going to burn everything I can find to see if it fails, only time will tell. If it consistantly does good I'll raise my Rating.
Comments posted by Jim Rivers from United States, January 17, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
My drive will not create a DVD+R disk that is readable in a DVD player. I have looked online for help at their website and the only manuals available are in Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, but not English!
Comments posted by Rick from United States, September 23, 2005. Rated this writer 5 of 10.
Works well, burned memorex DVD-r 16x and they work on every DVD media including Xbox.
for 59$ CDN, its porbably the best u can get.
Comments posted by suph from Canada, September 15, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
RMA under way after 1 week. Customer support was ok through the Aopen site after filing a complaint. Emails through the complaint department were answered quickly and the problem was diagnosed (as a bad drive) after a few emails.
This drive and its older counterpart (duw 1608) look like complete lemons. I am considering just throwing it away instead of rma.
Comments posted by Jon Coyer from Vietnam, August 21, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
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New Writer = New DVD Writer since your last vist.
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)
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.