BTC DRW 1008IB DVD Writer
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|BTC DRW 1008IB
|EIDE, Memory Card Reader, 2MB
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1 Datawrite Classic Yellow 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V3) 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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this drive is absolutley rubbish it was alright at first but then I started to get problems with disk reading I took it back to the shop and 2 weeks after doing so the shop went bust? I feel this drive has had problems from day one as the company that supply this driver don't make this model anymore they only have a dvdrw +\- or combo drive
Comments posted by Stuy from United Kingdom, July 30, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
No problems at all. Bought it for 99€. This one is a lot better than 1004IB, which I destroyed with a firmware update. Good quality and writing speed. I haven't got any problem writing a dvd, even those cheap Princo are burned properly.
Comments posted by Choenzer from Belgium, January 06, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Bought this recently in Computer World (UK) for £50 (c$80). Was very unhappy with it initially, as no proper instructions were with it, only ones for the included 7port card reader and USB port (which are great by the way - USB is FULL USB2). It would not take some Datawrite (+R & -R)discs that I had, nor the Memorex ones that I bought with the drive. A firmware update was done and now is very good at handling my discs. See BTC.com for a list of media that the drive can handle for each firmware update. It also comes with an option to use LiveUpdate to upgrade the firmware. For the first upgrade, you cannot use it! You HAVE to upgrade direct from the BTC site, THEN use the LiveUpdate from then on. After initial problems, all cleared up now. The additional ports are on a single cable and plug onto the motherboard direct, so if your motherboard hasn't got the connection on it, don't buy this! It doesn't tell you on the box.
I use this with Nero 6 to produce +R discs which work well on my Cyberhome 405 & Wharfedale 750 and a Mico one the son has.
Comments posted by Roy Stone from United Kingdom, July 08, 2004. Rated this writer 8 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)
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.