HP DVD740e DVD Writer

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HP DVD740e


OEM:
Hitachi-LG or Lite-On
Chipset:Panasonic or Mediatek
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW ZCLV
4xDVD-RDL CLV
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
8xDVD+RDL ZCLV
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USB2, 2MB, LightScribe
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$150 3.7/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Prodisc 16xDVD-R (ProdiscF02..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 16xDVD+R (SONY....D21) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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my HP 740e worked well for several months and about 150 DL discs. It started burning coasters and i re entered the firmware update from 2004 solving the problem. Now it's burning dvd+r discs that are unplayable on a sony dvd player and abending at about the 96% complete point on DVD-DLs with a "spindle servo failure" which indicates to me that it's kaput.

I'm frankly not that impressed with the lifetime of the writer for the price and considering the competition. I see other postings indicating similar problems so would not recommend the HP.


Comments posted by chilidog from United States, March 29, 2007. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





Spent all day messing with this burner. I have tried 3 of the recommended media as well as all 6 of the FRE Litescribe discs taht came with it and cannot burn a singel diwsc. 90% of the time it won't even recognize the drive !
I have reciept in hand and am headed back to the store. I hope they don't give this POS to the next poor schmo that walks in.


Comments posted by hoop1316 from United States, January 15, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





My HP dvd740e external usb 2.0 burner has been excellent for burning SINGLE layer DVD+Rs. I have used Fuji (MIJ), Maxell (MIJ) and Verbatim +Rs and not a coaster yet with those.

HOWEVER - I get nothing but coasters with Verbatim + DL.
The burn processes that I have tried completes but absolutely none of my players can read these discs.
And as far as I can tell, bitsetting to DVD-Rom is NOT supported.



Comments posted by somebodeez from United States, January 12, 2006. 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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