BTC DRW 1016IM DVD Writer
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1 Aone 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datawrite (Printable) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 EMTEC 2xDVD-RW (OPTODISCW002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C16) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Prodye 8xDVD+R (DT-D03..004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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This is a decent dvd burner. Go to Emprex and update to latest firmware (A091). Make sure you have adaptec aspi installed. I have burned cheap discs without any problems. They play on my stand alone dvd players.
Comments posted by james1211 from United States, February 28, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
No problems with CDR, CDRW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R (PrimeDisc no too god) But DVD+R DL from EMTEC 8.5 Gb 2.4x - dosn't work at ALL! See info.
Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R-DL:RITEK-D01-001]
Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R DL] - [DVD+R DL]
Manufacturer Name : [Ritek Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [RITEK]
Media Type ID : [D01]
Product Revision : 
Firmeware is A188.
Program is Nero(v188.8.131.52) & Alcohol 120%(v1.9.5build 2802)
Comments posted by Kjeldal from Denmark, August 01, 2005. Rated this writer 6 of 10.
Used to have all the problems that you were mentioning, but then moved to dvd-R sumvision gold discs - Told very low error rate. But still had problem when using Nero Software. The I halved the speed of the burning & all burning's have been perfect since.
Curent problem is with trying to get the drive to read DVD+R RW disc's which I'd Burned on a Goodmans X-Pro DVD Recorder. My computer just freezes, and I have no choice but to reboot. Reading of all other types of disc's is fine, it may just be the RW ones.
Comments posted by Denden from United Kingdom, June 13, 2005. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
Does audio discs no problem
As for dvd - had major problems trying to get dvd discs to work tried ritek, maxell and mr dvd works at 2x, 4,8 or 16x doesnt work, tried to take back to shop and they woudlnt give me a refund, tried the live update and still the same
Comments posted by Paul from United Kingdom, May 16, 2005. Rated this writer 2 of 10.
had no problems with updated firmware
all discs dvd's have burnt perfect
using optodisc ro4 media not bad got 50 disc's from dixons
for 17.99 used other media havent got any coasters yet!
Comments posted by hirogen9 from United Kingdom, February 27, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
well the only disk that worked for me is ridisc(blue 8 x dvd-r 4.7gb then done the firm on it and it still only the ridisc works
have tryed datawrite yellow and the red,ritek 4x dvd-r (purple) dont work
Comments posted by gill from United Kingdom, January 12, 2005. Rated this writer 4 of 10.
I purchased the I/O Magic IDVD16DD, which is a rebadged BTC 1016IM. With upgraded firmware (A07m)it is working fairly well. I've burned Teon DVD+R 8x (CMC-MAG-E01) and Maxell +R 4x (RICOHJPNR01) with no problem. Using DVDBITSET 1.08, I've set the book type on my DVD+Rs and have had no trouble in my APEX 1010W Dvd player or even without bitsetting on my RCA 8005N DVD Recorder/Player. I've had mixed results with TDK +R 8x (YUDEN000T02), though I haven't tried them again since I upgraded the firmware.
Comments posted by DLO from United States, January 07, 2005. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
all dvds i burnt, had data errors.These Included:
The Media i used was JVC dvd-r 4.7gb and Verbatim DVD+R x4compatible 4.7gb.
May be a dual layer dvd writer, but if it dont write a single layer properly, then wats the point? (that was a retorical question :P)
Comments posted by T!dus_Beta from United Kingdom, January 07, 2005. 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)
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.