HP DVD640i DVD Writer
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OEM:Hitachi-LG or Philips-BenQ
Chipset:Panasonic or Philips
|EIDE, 2MB, LightScribe
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1 Arita 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Titanium 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Office Depot 16xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Office Depot 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optimum 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Princo 8xDVD-R (PRINCO8X02..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sony 8xDVD+R (SONY....D11) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Tesco 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Universal 1xDVD-RW (RITEK000V11A) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Value Disc 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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After 7 months of use with no trouble and no coasters, suddenly I have coaster-city. Even trying to play an original DVD the image is digitized. All I can say is thank goodness for the 1-yr warranty, and hopefully I can get at least another 5 months' use out of the warranty replacement.
BTW...mine is the 640c (BenQ) product.
OS: WinXP w/service pack 2
Software: 1clickdvdcopy by LGinnovations.
Media: Ritek Ridata (G-05) 8x DVD-R
Comments posted by allie from United States, December 25, 2005. Rated this writer 4 of 10.
Great burner have had no trouble at all I use it on my Dell Demension 2400 Windows XP Home I have yet to have a bad burn or coaster
Comments posted by Jason from United States, November 07, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
I'm very happy with this drive. I burn my DVDs at full speed and they play fine in my Philips DVD 724 stand-alone. I get mostly 16x burns with Prodisc DVD+R 16x although ocassionally a disc wants to burn at 12x(the additional burning time is only about 30 seconds.) I haven't tried Ritek DVD+R 16x as yet but Ritek DVD-R burn fine at 8x. I'm curious to know what the top write speed is for the Ritek DVD+R 16x in this drive though. :)
About the only bad burns I can remember are video title sets that weren't authored correctly. This drive is definitely the best feature of my HP Pavilion PC!
Comments posted by MilesAhead from United States, October 21, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
kicks ass. 640b is made by LG, 640c is made by BenQ.
Standard burner in the new A1130N from HP.
Check out this link on the system, with helpful links to firmware updates.
Comments posted by wabrooke from United States, September 04, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
There are at least two revisions of the HP dvd640i. Revision b is made by LG, while revision c is made by BenQ. I have the 640c (BenQ) and have been happy with it so far, whether writing CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and of course using LightScribe to label.
Comments posted by chp from United States, August 05, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I just got lightscribe and burn with phillips dvd r+ (circuit city 25 pack -$7.99)and it played well on my magnavox,norcent,phillips,apex dvd player with good result(not with sony dvd player) and used afterdawn.com for dvd shrink and other help to download.
Comments posted by patelhank from United States, August 05, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
will not write Ridata DVD+R 16 speed. I bought a new computer and had DVD from the other hp computer that had a 630i dvd -+ rewrite drive and worked good in that drive
Comments posted by daj from United States, May 29, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
nice burner to have becuase it can do bitsettingwithout applying hacked firmware. Plus its one of the only Lightscribe drives on the market. Would have given it a 10 but 1 the bezel isnt black enough to match my case and 2 it doesnt overspeed any of the dvd+rs I have tried. Overall a good burner for someone who doesnt want to tinker around with firmwares and such.
Comments posted by D.A.R.J.R. from United States, May 06, 2005. 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.