LaCie 16x DVD±RW DL LightScribe External DVD Writer

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LaCie 16x DVD±RW DL LightScribe External


OEM:
Philips-BenQ
Chipset:Philips
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
8xDVD-R PCAV
4xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
16xDVD+R CAV
4xDVD+RW CLV
2.4xDVD+RDL CLV
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USB2 or Firewire, 2MB, LightScribe
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$175 3.5/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Dupsonic 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 8xDVD+R (EMDP....000) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (FTI RG16....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 16xDVD+R (RITEK...R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tesco 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2xDVD-RW (MCC 01RW11n9) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Lightscribe printing on HP media will produce sub-par results, not crisp, and not as dark. Lacie tech support said it may be an issue with software/hardware of the drive. As stated above, verbatim is the recommended media for lightscribe, as is sony and tdk (for burning). The sample verbatim cd they sent with the drive printed great. I havent tried burning anything yet just trying out the print quality.

Other comments: the drive is super quiet.. cant even tell its on. Its a little longer than the average external drive.


Comments posted by dausone from United States, July 15, 2005. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





Did not recognize or work with 2 or 3 major brands of DVD media including Phillips and Imation. They recomended Verbatim media, but it still had a high failure rate with that, about 6 of 25 failed.
Lightscrib worked well enough. It produced greyscale images, but with limited shading, and took a while to burn. Its OK for basic labeling if you don't want to use paper labels or buy a printer that prints labels on the disc.
I'm returning it for a drive that burns more reliably on more media. That way I can save more money on sale priceses without worry of getting incompattible media.


Comments posted by Manuel from United States, July 12, 2005. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





This drive does support booktype/bitsetting. (but not through the included software)

It shows up in winXP device manager as "...DVDRW8651..." After some google searching, I suspect this might be the same Philips core as the BenQ 1625. The BenQ download page for model 1620 has a utility for setting booktype named "Booktype_Management_v8.3.zip", and that utility does work on the Lacie drive.

The Lacie factory defaults (firmware CX30) were:
DVD+RW: DVD-ROM
DVD+R: DVD-ROM
DVD+RDL: DVD-ROM


Comments posted by orsetto from United States, June 21, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.




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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)


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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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