Emprex DVDRW 1004IM (EDW 4020) DVD Writer

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Emprex DVDRW 1004IM (EDW 4020)


OEM:
BTC
Chipset:Mediatek
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
4xDVD-R CLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
4xDVD+R CLV
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$150 7.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 BeAll 4xDVD-R (BeAll G40001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD-RW (INFOMEDIAA20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Jamba! 1xDVD-R (MBI.........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Medianca 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Prodye 4xDVD+R (POMSC001002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Did you ever try those DVDs on your DVD-rom , if not just try them and let's us know what's happenn ?


Comments posted by VT035 from Other, December 31, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





I bought this writer on sale at Fry's for around $90 a month ago. I haven't had any problems with it so far, I have burned over 25 discs and I only had one burn fail(I dont know if it was the writer or the media) but I tried burning the same DVD right after and it burned fine.
I know there are better writers out there, but I think considering the cost, this writer is decent.
I'm still deciding if I should keep it or not, after reading all these other comments.


Comments posted by Emprexed from Other, December 31, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Bought it from Frys. This is a POS. Wasted 4 of my TDK DVD disk. Cannot get one finish recording 100%. Going to return it tommorrow and get a Sony.


Comments posted by yaya892003 from Other, December 29, 2003. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Sorry for my English , bought it from Fry from last friday , you get what you pay : I burn 10 disk just 2 work ok , 6 remain unable to finalize 100% .Those can play home DVD but unable to read on my DVD-Rom ,and this burnner don't work with TDK , I just return it back and take home a Sonny DRU510A and I happy with Sonny $139.00 after rebate


Comments posted by VT035 from Other, December 29, 2003. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





just brought it. Tested it. Although it burn DVD without any problem. However, it has problem when creating a VCD. The last 10min is always distorted. It also hang the system when i try to play in windows media play. I recreated the same content using Plextor CD writer and the problem is gone. Going to return this drive tomarrow


Comments posted by Nimo from Other, December 28, 2003. Rated this writer 5 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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