Mad Dog Megastor MD-16XDVD9 DVD Writer

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Mad Dog Megastor MD-16XDVD9


OEM:
NEC
Chipset:NEC
48xCDR CAV
24xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R CAV
4xDVD-RW CLV
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16xDVD+R CAV
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$100 9.6/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 2.4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA01) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Nexxtech 16xDVD-R (UME02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Optodisc 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Playo 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 RiData 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-RW (RITEKW04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I bought this from office max for $39.00, while waiting for my "new" pioneer DVR 109 to come in and you know what , I am keeping this and sending back the pioneer.....


This baby is awesome...
After numerious test DVD's this records nicely on just about everything... burns ty 02's at 12x plus.....

Not too fussy on cdr media either. The pioneer is very picky about the blank media you use and also I found it to be a slower drive.....

Overall I am very impressed with this unit for under $43.00 w/ Tax and a 2 year warranty how can you go wrong?

The only thing may be that it will not write to DVD -R DL but prices are so high right now for DL media.
I did by a Ritek DL + and this baby never missed a beat burnt " The incredibles" about 7.8 Gig used DVD decrypter took 41 Min.
But plays in every DVD player I Have tried.
(Older Sony,Mintek , Ets.)

I give this DVD Burner from Mad Dog A Big Thumbs Up !
One last thing I did have a question when I first purchased and I called their 800 number from online site and in less than 5 Mins a real person helped me !



Comments posted by tpw66 from United States, March 18, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





burns Ritek dvd+r dl discs with new 2FA firmware upgrade. Drive is now outstanding. Kicks butt!


Comments posted by jim from United States, January 06, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





works good. Burns verbatim dvd+r dl disc no problems. Doesn't burn Ritek dvd+r dl discs though. Says it does on their media compatability list but faults out every time even with the latest firmware upgrade. Tech support is minimul. Drive burns the following great: Ritek dvd+rw 4X, Ritek dvd-rw 4x, Memorex dvd+rw 2.4X, Teon dvd-r 8x (awesome and cheap), and Optodisc w002 dvd-rw 2x. When they update the firmware for better ritek dl media support this drive will de superb.


Comments posted by jim from United States, December 06, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Bought this one at OfficeMax for $79 after rebate. Installed fine with no glitches, and includes Nero software. Haven't tried dual layer capability yet (blanks are too expensive).


Comments posted by Bruce from United States, November 08, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I have had this drive for about a month. Purchased at Compusa for 99.00. I see prices now have dropped a bit. Fastest media I have used is Verbatim 8x and is superb. No bad disk to date. I have 16x disk on the way. I use both +r verbatim and -r memorex and both work flawlessly. Very quiet.
Brand name Mad Dog, I believe OEM is NEC so I was willing to try it out. Had a lite on 411 before this. Appreciate the new speed. It runs a lot.

Highly recomended


Comments posted by Al Menard from United States, October 24, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.




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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)


Rating
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.


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