Freecom DVD+RW/+R 4x External DVD Writer
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|Freecom DVD+RW/+R 4x External
|USB2, (Firewire), 2MB
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1 Philips 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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Im using windows xp with a usb pc card on my laptop. Ive found it to be very reliable as long as i dont try to record on the fly, other dvd drive is prohaps to slow?
the only dissapointment is alot of drives are now + and - format compatable. Expensive but very good. The software package isnt very good and i find the best results came from nero5.5 with nero vision and the mpeg2 download, you will find u need to update to a full software package as it only comes with a demo/cutdown version of easy cd creator with no meg2 decoder. It does however come with a ulead package aswell and ive found that very good for mastering dvd's.
Comments posted by tony from Other, August 27, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Bought this drive from PC World in UK a couple of months back. Not cheap but it works well. It is a repackaged NEC 1000A and if you read the comments re the NEC you will find they all apply to this Freecom. Using it with laptop and USB 2.0 initially I could not get reliable write - it would often stop 50% or 80% through and I would have a coaster. Using Win 2K and went onto the USB site and found that I needed a USB 2.0 update for Win 2K. Downloaded this and I have had no problems whatsoever since with either DVD+RW or DVD+R. I buy the media from 121cdr.co.uk and get my DVD+R for approx £1.50.
Rate this machine 8 out of 10 - my first foray into DVD writing and once Win 2K USB was updated it has worked very well. Unfortunately the price in UK is approx. £250 which is not particularly cheap but it is portable!!
Comments posted by Supersparks from Other, May 29, 2003. 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.