CyberDrive/CyberHome DX162D DVD Writer

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CyberDrive/CyberHome DX162D


OEM:
CyberDrive
Chipset:Philips
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
16xDVD-R CAV
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$100 6.5/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 KHypermedia 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD-R (MXL RG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
2 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim DigitalMovie 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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The drive exceeded my expectations. Rated the drive a 9 because of it's Nero software and exceptional value in it's price range. I picked it up for $49. after a $30. rebate, an unbeatable deal. That's a good bit less then many OEM drives without any software.
I was worried about problems with +R disks after reading posts from previous users here. I made sure I had the latest firmware and software updates for Nero then burned 3 +R disks without any problems.
The drive looks like a keeper but if I have any problems in the future I will update my comments on the drive.


Comments posted by Roy from United States, December 29, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I bought this a few months ago and have had 100% burn success using DVD+R and DVD+RW media (from reading other comments, I must be the lucky one). I haven't yet tried DVD DL. The only problem I've had was burning to cd-r at first. I upgraded firmware and now it burns those no problem. I'm running P4 1.8, WinXPSP2 Home, using Nero that was supplied with the drive.


Comments posted by GoSteelers from United States, December 28, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





So anyone else having this prolem? I updated the firmware to the most current version and still get either "write error" or a "invalid block address" whenever trying to burn.

So far I was able to write fine to the dvdrw and I was able to burn a data disk to a dvd+r once, but I have ruined 22 dvd+r so far. I dont understand why it would let me burn one at all.

Seems to fail at different points in the burning process. Im about to return this piece of garbage.

The only returns on google for the invalid block address error I keep getting is with nero and a sony dvd burner. A few of the search results lead to forums telling your different things you can do such as change you IDE transfer from PIO to DMA or vice versa, yet everthing I have done is a failure. Maybe cyberhome will put up some faq or support before I return this hunk of junk, but I doubt it.


Comments posted by Rob from United States, December 28, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I just picked one up for $49. and will let you know how it went.

To the guy's with problems burning + disks, did you download and install the lastest firmware from the link below?
http://www.cyberhome.com/downloads.asp?Product=DX162D


Comments posted by Roy from United States, December 27, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Had trouble burning DVD+R media - about 40-50% success rate. Buffer overflow & bad block messages. Tried several different software packages, including the Cyberhome recommended NERO, which made no measurable difference. I am running a P4-3.0 w/512 RAM. Did not try other media, but decided (after a little more research)that if the drive had problems with +R media, I wasn't interested. I returned it and installed a SONY DRU-710A and had 100% success w/ DVD+R using NERO.


Comments posted by Rich from United States, December 17, 2004. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





i recently purchased and installed this burner, with high hopes, you get what you pay for i guess. paid $99, will not burn dvd+r's at all, everytime has a write error with any software i have tried. writes excellent though to dvd-r, having figured it out after much trial and error(about 35 wasted dvd+r's).if anyone out there has any clue why this wont work please respond to me! the company offers NO HELP at all in their support, its all automated.


Comments posted by john from United States, December 12, 2004. Rated this writer 6 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
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.


Connection
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)


Rating
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.


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