LaCie 4x DVD-RW External DVD Writer
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What is the DVD Write speeds? CAV, CLV, PCAV, ZCLV. Read our DVD Writer colum explanation.
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1 Memorex 1xDVD-R (CMC00RG200..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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Good burner, never had any problem with mine.
Software that comes with it is a waste of time.
Comments posted by gareth from Other, January 15, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
Absolutely great, 240 euro +VAT the 4th November 2003.
Can be user by any recording SW.
Faster than expected.
The bundled SW is crap, but who cares.
Comments posted by beppe from Other, November 04, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Comments posted by mfalx from Other, March 11, 2003. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
The drive we just received is actually a 4x 2x 12x DVD-RW drive, a recent upgrade. The nice surprise was what was not advertised -- this is a Pioneer 105 burner in a LaCie box. Perhaps that explains the delay we experienced in receiving it.
The case is nice and solid, with sleek lines and a good hard metallic-looking finish. This is a firewire and USB drive.
We use this on a Mac (OSX) with DVD Studio Pro. We can burn directly to the disk without intermediary steps. There was no downloading of drivers or software needed, and the software that came with the drive so far is still in its shrink wrap.
We love it!!!
BTW, we just received a catalog advertising the drive for $299. Nothing like buying something and seeing it for 25% less a week later!
Comments posted by Elisabeth from Other, March 07, 2003. 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.