LaCie 4x Dual DVD±RW External DVD Writer
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|LaCie 4x Dual DVD±RW External
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|USB2, Firewire, 2MB
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I've used this with a number of portables using a PCMCIA firewire card and it has worked very smothly, however when connecting it to the USB2 port on the same computer, I've had some problems. It reports write error after just so long time it takes for it to destroy the DVD... Sometimes just a simple restart of the drive between burnings helps.
I've used mostly DVD-R and DVD-RW. Most of them have been burnt with specified rate but some 4x is reported and burnt as 2x. Overall impression: FireWire - Verygood, USB - poor.
Comments posted by niclnicl from Other, January 15, 2004. Rated this writer 6 of 10.
J'ai déja brulé 6 DVD-R et un DVD-RW avec ce graveur. Fonctionne très bien avec DVD X Copy Xpress. Je l'ai utilisé avec un portatif Compaq Athlon Xp-1500 (firewire)
Comments posted by Koko from Other, January 11, 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.