I/O Magic External 16X DVD±RW/±R (IDVD16DDME/BE) DVD Writer
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|I/O Magic External 16X DVD±RW/±R (IDVD16DDME/BE)
OEM:BTC, CyberDrive or Philips-BenQ
Chipset:Mediatek or Philips
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1 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 2.4xDVD+RW (...........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Platinum Series 4xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Staples 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Great writer for the hundred bucks i spent on it. I got it at Target.
Comments posted by Tame from United States, August 09, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I burned close to 100 DVD-R (Memorex Brand) since I boubght back in November of last year for 119 at CompUSA. Great burner
Comments posted by RidgeRich79 from United States, July 27, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Excellent writer. Bought in February 05 from CompUSA, good price. I never have to think about it. It just works. Will even write to bad media like CMC Mag as long as you slow down the write speed to 2x or sometimes 4x.
Comments posted by rosslaw from United States, April 22, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
what a dvd writer, so far burned 15 dvd+r no problem , easy to install .I Love it, its super fast, and very very quiet!!!!!
Comments posted by Sheel from Canada, November 26, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
FAILED TO GIVE A RATING IN PREVIOUS POST.HOW ABOUT '11'.
Comments posted by flashbar from United States, November 12, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Great drive.Purchased from Compusa this week for $119 after rebates.Flashed to Benq1620 firmware(b7m9).It does everything the 1620 do.I've burned several disc with fuji 8x+ in 7 min.
Comments posted by Flashbar from United States, November 11, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
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New Writer = New DVD Writer since your last vist.
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.