LaCie 16x DVD±RW DL External DVD Writer
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|LaCie 16x DVD±RW DL External
OEM:NEC or Pioneer
|USB2 or Firewire, 2MB
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1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Magnavox 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (MAXELL..002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Mine is called LaCie d2 DVD+-RW DL and the SKU is 300920, not 300 so it may be a previous version but I dont like how LaCie names their products. Here's a review:
The guts is an NEC ND-3520a. Using it w/MacOSX.3.9 there are probs w/ the OS in DL mode. I've had bad luck with Memorex discs and good luck with Fuji
Comments posted by Phil Wells from United States, March 13, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
Burnt 2 CDs and 2 DVD 4.7GB and for .avi and .mpg files I get a CRC error message: the files ARE in the media after burning, but Windows XP sees them as 9 KB --> the menu in right-button of mouse does not open, and no media player can open the file! I cannot even copy it back to a hard disk.
Someone's got a clue what to do?
Comments posted by yon_guein from Spain, March 26, 2005. Rated this writer 2 of 10.
I have had no problem burning any of the various formats. I have no problem playing them back in various stand alone players. They were encoded with either DVDSANTA or NEROVISION2.
The Verbatim 8x dvd-r disk bundled with the burner seems to burn at 12x. The Ridata 8x dvd+r I have burn only at 4x.
both USB2.0 and FIREWIRE seem equally speedy.
The case is sturdy and with the unit being slightly heavy.
This is my first dvd burner and I am very happy.
Comments posted by EvilWizardGlick from United States, September 20, 2004. Rated this writer 10 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.