CyberDrive DX082D DVD Writer
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1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (MAXELL..002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 Samsung 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 Teon 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I purchased this burner from TigerDirect.com for $46 shipped (no rebates) back in October 2004. The drive I have is a Chinese made Khypermedia drive, which is a rebadged Cyberdrive DX082D. I am running the latest firmware, which is 150B. Flashing the firmware enable DVD-R writing, which I don't use. Right out of the box this thing has burned flawlessly. I have burned over 100 disks, using everything from high quality Verbatim disks (MCC 003) to cheap CMC MAG stuff and it has burned everything flawlessly. Bitsetting can be set to DVD-ROM using Nero. The DVD Shrink/Nero OEM combo seems to work really well with this drive. Have also used DVDDecryptor on really bad disks. It spits out complete DVD at 8x in a little over 8 mins. My machine is very slow by todays standards, but that has not hindered the performance of this burner. If there is a better DVD+R 8x burner out there, I'd have to see it to believe it.
1.2GHx Tualatin Celeron (PIII)
DVD Shrink 3.2
Comments posted by Alan from United States, January 31, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Got this drive as a hand-me-down from my mom when I get her to pick up a DL AOpen drive. Worked fine with the stock firmware (10sB I believe) when I installed it. Burned 4x Memorex media (RICOh) at 8x and allowed bitsetting with DVDInfoPro. Updated to 150B firmware and it recognizes DVD-R blanks. Haven't burned -R yet, but my 4x Memorex and Verbatims all show 4x as top speed. I put this in with my old Pioneer 105 thinking I'd need both but if it burns -R as well as it burns +R I can free up a slot. :D
Comments posted by ViRaL1 from United States, January 03, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I just flashed my firmware to 150B too to upgrade to DVD-R/-RW, but for some reason it locked up my computer when I click on it. This of course is after the reboot. Does anyone have this problem? I don't know if this have anything to do with Windows XP but it's definitely not working when I'm using DVDShrink and Nero.
Comments posted by SeanT from Australia, November 15, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
Recently flashed with the new 150B firmware that enables -R/RW capability. My tests show that best speed on -R is 4X using branded 8X Philips media. This firmware also seems to slow down +R media. Fuji/Ricoh media that I previously burned at 4X is only 2.4 with this firmware.
So if speed is what you are after, might want to hold off installing this firmware version.
Comments posted by DonZ from United States, October 03, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.
Bought The Khypermedia version from compgeeks.com for $54, came with a free 50 spindle of generic 4x dvd+rs.
Complaints: cannot change the booktype setting. Tried dvd info pro and froze drive, had to reflash firmware just to get it working. The generic media burns at 4x, then the drive itself, or any other drive cannot recognize the disc. Burned the first 2 generics fine, then none work. Use Nero and dvd decrypter.
Pros: burns good 4x media @ 8x, nice feature for a $50 drive.
All in All: Geep generics away from this drive and you should be fine. Good burner for the price.
Comments posted by Randy from United States, August 16, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
This is indeed a nice drive. It can write a full 4.7Gig disk in just under 8 minutes. It bitsets to DVD-ROM by default. A dual format firmware is in testing now and should be available soon (I have it so I know it is real).
Comments posted by ccbadd from United States, August 02, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Amazing drive for the money. I hope they implement -R in future firmware releases. This drive rips at 12X max with firmware 14SB. That's Awsome!! If your looking for a good burner on the cheap, this is the one.
Comments posted by TheRealDeal from United States, July 26, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
-Burns most 4X media at 8X
-32X CD-R and 24X CD-RW burning
-Does what it is supposed to do
-No Mt. Rainier
-No C2 Error readings
-No EFM encoder for newer CD copy protection
-CyberDrive seems deadbeat in updating the firmware, so possible -R/-RW as well as future +R/+RW media support may be in question.
I have used it to burn mostly CD-Rs so far, and it burns Taiyo Yudens as well as the Plextor 8x SCSI that it replaced. It burned and re-burned Ricoh W11 +RW media perfectly, as well as cheap CMC R01 KHypermedia 2.4x discs that were also on sale from OfficeMax.
The only problem I have had is that with the 111B firmware, the drive has a chance of locking up after running DVDInfo or DVDIdentifier. It would just refuse to acknowledge that there is a disc in. A full power down of the computer does fix it though, and it has only occurred twice.
So overall, it does what it is supposed to do and does it well, but nothing much more.
Comments posted by slaimus from United States, March 15, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
It's a great movie burner with one exeption. When I got the DX082D, I put my old NEC1100A in an external USB2 enclosure and it works great as a plug in movie copier (or whatever you use these things for). Then I tried using the Cyberdrive DX082D in the external enclosure and XP Pro wouldn't recognize it (just saw it as a generic USB 2.0 Mass Storage Device). I chased around the net looking for a USB driver for it. No response from MS or Cyberdrive or Khypermedia. I should have expected that but someday someone is going to want to sell this drive in an external package......I hope. For this I dropped my rating to a 9 but bought another anyway.
Comments posted by peachesvan from United States, March 08, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
I have been using the drive for several weeks. The drive seems to burn flawlessly. The poster below who is having trouble with +RW media probably needs to change the bitsetting on the drive to DVD-ROM. I use DVDinfopro to change the bitsetting. Just make sure you have a disc in the drive when you click on the bitsetting button or the program may lock up.
I'm giving it a 9 out of 10 because it does not burn -R media.
Comments posted by Thor443 from United States, February 27, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Bought the KyHpermedia at Office Max over two weeks ago, having problem with +RW discs... See review comment below:
Comments posted by twen from United States, February 27, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
My first experience with this drive was amazing. I thought I was doing something wrong because I was burning movies at 8X on 4X TDK +R media. I pulled my NEC1100A, put it in an external USB2 Enclosure and use it with my laptop or take it on the road. The Cyberdrive DX082D (AKA Khypermedia KDVRW8X) stays in my Barton 3000+ (400FSB) desktop. Who would have known $70 would go this far. Now,folks, dump the OEM junk and DVD X Copy as well. Find a copy of Elby's CloneDVD (and the newest upgrade). Add to it a copy of AnyDVD and you will be making DVD movies better than originals. What an incredible combination!
Comments posted by Peachesvan from United States, February 18, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
I bought the Khypermedia version of this drive at Officemax for $70 after rebates. At first I was afraid that I was going to get only coasters beacause of its price but; once I began to backup my DVD collection sucessfully I realized that it was the right choice. It came with firmware version 10sB. So far I have used two brands of media: 1) Compusa 2.4X ($1 each on sale) 2) Maxell 4X ($1.50 each also on sale). I had only two coasters with the Compusa media at 2.4X and one was my fault. One coaster with the Maxell media and it was when I attempted to write to it at 8X. No problems when buirning at 4X. Everything played fine in my Pioneer DV-250 DVD Player. I used DVD Shrink 3.1 and Nero 6.0 OEM (came with the drive). In conclusion: this the right drive for people on a budget because of its cheap price and the ability to burn to cheap media.
Comments posted by The_Hermit1971 from Puerto Rico, February 07, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I bought this drive at office max as most of you did -- In
the past several weeks I've checked it out to my satisfaction
and now recomend it to those folks I set up systems for -- This thing will verafiably write to verbatim and tdk 4x media
at 8x -- I initially bought it with the intention of just
checking it out -- Just see if a drive this cheap can be any
good -- Sooooo -- I sold my nec (nothing wrong with it)
because it did not hold a candle to this cheeepy -- In due
consideration of (1- Works Great) and (2- bang for the buck)
nothing out there can touch this thing at $69.00 american
bucks -- I'm telling folks to buy it -- If anything is wrong
office max has a good return policy
Comments posted by koeppr from United States, February 07, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Bought it at officemax with the rebate. So far it's been great... Only one coaster and that may have been a media problem... I don't think it changes to dvd-rom booktype tho. Dvd Identifier pro still shows it as dvd+r on my burns.
Comments posted by acheuk from United States, February 05, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I tried out this KHypermedia from OfficeMax as well. I'm impressed by its speed, but it has problems identifying media--sometimes I have to reload a disk (even a newly burned one) several times before it will recognise it.
Comments posted by Nate Klomp from United States, February 05, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.
Bought the Khypermedia repackaged CyberDrive DX082D, the firmware version is 10sB. Very happy with it so far. Burns 4X Memorex DVD+R at 8X, 4X DVD+RW at 4X, 2.4X +RW at 2.4X. The best part is it changes the booktype to DVD-ROM when it finishes burning. It is only $70 at OfficeMax after rebate. I paid $280 for my HP 300e last year. From what I can tell, this DX082D is as good as &faster than the HP 300e.
Comments posted by xcool from United States, February 04, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
I installed the KHypermedia version of this drive today.I used a Verbatim 4X rated DVD to run the speed test in Nero 6 and averaged 7.65X burning speed.For a price of $70 after rebate it can't be beat.When i run more tests i will post more info.
Comments posted by WoodyWoodpecker from United States, January 21, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
Hypermedia KDVRW8X is the same repackaged Cyberdrive DX082D. OfficeMax has it for $70 after $50 rebate.
Able to burn Memorex 4X DVD+R media at 8X.
Comments posted by Clement from United States, January 18, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
Comments posted by test from Other, November 30, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.
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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.
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USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
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