I/O Magic Internal 8X DVD±RW/±R (IDVDRW8D) DVD Writer

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I/O Magic Internal 8X DVD±RW/±R (IDVDRW8D)


OEM:
Accesstek or BTC
Chipset:Sanyo or Mediatek
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
4xDVD-R CLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
8xDVD+R ZCLV
4xDVD+RW CLV
DVD+RDL
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EIDE, 2MB
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$150 6.7/10
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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.
1 Bencole Platinum Series 4xDVD-R (AN32........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 CompUSA 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dynex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 ilo 8xDVD-R (CMC MEG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 JVC 8xDVD+R (WFKA11..211) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 KHypermedia 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Liquid Video 2xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Liquid Video 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Liquid Video 2xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD-R (MXL RG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Office Depot 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Office Depot 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Q-tec 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sonic 2xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sonic 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD+R (SONY....D11) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Teon 4xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C08) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Velocity 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Xtreme 4xDVD-R (VANGUARD....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Yi Jhan 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Do not buy this product. They have horrible support (live chat stinks, website stinks and phone stinks). The drive will not burn at a speed above 2x (if you get it to work at all).

I took the drive back to the store and will honestly never buy an I/O Magic product again. It will truly be "magic" if you are completely satisfied with this product.


Comments posted by dolfan1313 from United States, February 22, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Got mine at staples Its a top Glory. Burner is great software sucks. Used neo 6 and DVD shrink no coasters and 10 good burns 6 -r on TDK at 2x 4 +r on TDK and fuji at 4x.


Comments posted by ralphbongo from United States, February 22, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





I've had this for a couple of weeks, and it is working great. I/O Magic sells this from 2 manufacturers, BTC and Optorite. Mine was the Optorite DD0401 which is printed on the label on top of the burner. You might want to ask to open the box before purchase so you get a good one. Upgraded to the OEM 310 firmware and so far so good. I have it installed in an older Oxford 911 based firewire box. 4X DVD-R burns are good, and 32x CD burns also good (I always burn at 32x or slower, not the CD's max speed). Ripping at between 5.0x at the beginning of the disk to 8.6x at the end.


Comments posted by The village idiot from United States, February 14, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I bought it at Office Depot for $149 with $50 in mail in rebates and $20 off for a new Office Depot card. So $79 bucks!!!

So far it works good. It wouldn't work with my current version of Easy CD/DVD 6, but worked with the included one. I can't find a newer firmware for it. I've disc copied CDRW to CDR. I've written and erased a CDRW. I written and erased a DVDRW. It came with a RIDATA DVDRW. I ripped a movie with DVD Shrink and wrote it with Easy CD/DVD 6 and it plays perfectly on my Apex 1100 DVD player. So far so good............


Comments posted by SBeck from United States, January 28, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





IDVDRW8D. I bought this dvd burner at compusa for 119 after
the rebates. I tried to copy my home made dvd using nero 6
and roxio 6 and they both worked okay with the TDK dvd-r 2x.
It played with my pioneer, jvc, go live, panasonic dvd player but it didn't play with my sharp.


Comments posted by jolz from Other, January 16, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





The first one of these I bought was manufactured in October 2003 and was made by Optorite. Has a headset jack, volume control and forward button in addition to the eject button. It came with Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD, Pinnacle Studio 8 SE, and WinDVD.

Another store had this drive on sale and the first store refused to adjust it's price so I bought one from the store on sale.

The second drive I bought was manufactured in December 2003 and is made by some company called Top Glory Electronics. The drive itself is about half an inch longer and only has an eject button. It also just feels cheaper. For software, this one came with PowerDVD XP, Roxio Photosuite 5, and Easy CD & DVD Creator 6.

Needless to say, I packaged up the newer drive in the old box and returned that one.



Comments posted by bunker from Other, January 11, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





I GOT A HOLD OF X-COPY BECAUSE IT DOESTN'T COME WITH A GOOD BURNER PROGRAM. IT BURNED MAYBE THREE OR 4 TIMES SOMETIMES IT WOULD RECONIZED MOVIE SOMETIMES NOT I UPDATED FIRMWARE. NOW IT JUST ACTS AS A REGULAR CD DRIVE IT A DUAL WRITER


HELP


Comments posted by MARY from Other, December 30, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





Just started using this burner.

The only main problem I see so far is that it is incompatible with CloneCD and CloneDVD.

When I tried copying with CloneCD it wouldn't go over 4x and when I tried opening the CD contents, it froze.

But when I tried it worh Nero 6, and DVDx Copy Platinum, it works just fine.

Although one thing I do agree with with other I/O Products is that the software that comes with this burner is total crap. The only good program that comes with it is WinDVD.
Also the instructions for installing it don't really do anything for you. It tells you what ports you need to plug into, but it refers you to your computer owners manual to find out what they are.

Another thing I liked is that there are no drivers to install :)

Summary:
This is a decent burner. Unless you have some basic computer knowledge, don't try to install it yourself, get someone who knows what they are doing.


Comments posted by Masters from Other, December 28, 2003. Rated this writer 6 of 10.





This is a otorite DD0401 sanyo based burner, great deal at officemax this week for $150 with $50 rebate
Being a owner of a 4x optorite DD0203 after many firmaware updates turned out to be a good burner


Comments posted by Bud-man69 from Other, December 22, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.




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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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