Lite-On SHW-16H5S 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 CObalt 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datawrite Mach4 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 RiData 8xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW21) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 Sony 4xDVD+RW (SONY....S11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 TDK 16xDVD+R (TDK.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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OEM Beige w/Software (PowerDVD 5 / Nero OEM Suite 184.108.40.206 w/Lightscribe) Audio Cable and Drive Screws and Instruction sheet
Burns Great @ 8x and 16x (not tested @ 1x 2x 4x 6x 12x)
Lightscribe tested on 'HP 8x DVD-R', works very well and speed is as described, Contrast seems a little Light @ Best quality, but that could be the HP media.
Overall Great DVD Writer
Price (£31) [9/10]
Build Quality [8/10] (Drive tray feels a little flimsy)
Burn Speed/Quality [8/10]
Comments posted by Adam K from United Kingdom, March 05, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
Excellent burner. Burns good quality discs with max speed.
Comments posted by HAM from Finland, February 27, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Good dvd writers
Comments posted by Fausto from Italy, February 11, 2006. 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)
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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.