Mad Dog Megastor MD-8XDVD9 DVD Writer
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1 KHypermedia 2.4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I bought one in Microcenter, MN, just yesterday. $69.99 after $40 rebate. The drive in the box is NEC (ND 2510A) - they didn't even care to replace the white lable on the drive, so the lable say exactly "NEC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan". Hovewer, made in Malaysia.
I haven't burned anything yet - but ND 2510A is known as a good one, isn't it?? :-)
Same issue as the previose reviewer - the front panel is black, so it does not look very nice on the white comp. body.
They are still on sale for $69 there (at least till the end of the week) - so hurry if you planned to get NEC DL.
Comments posted by Max from United States, July 29, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
I picked up this drive at CompUSA for $109.00 with a $30.00 rebate which brings the price down to 79 bucks.
Let's get down to the facts. The drive turns out to be an NEC 2510a. That's good!
In the week I've had it, it has burned every brand of media I have thrown at, both quality and cheapo, without a single coaster. I have burnt +R, +RW, -R and 1 Dual Layer Fuji I found at Best Buy (the only store and only brand that had DL media). The DL disc was a backup of Harry Potter Sorcerers Stone.
Everything burned from this drive plays in my Samsung stand alone player, my son's Apex player, my in-laws Sony players and a friends JVC. This is good!
However, I do have a couple of nit picky things I don't like. It has a black face plate and doesn't look good in my aluminum case. The light doesn't change color when burning like it does with my Lite-On 411S that this drive replaced. These 2 complaints are personal and has nothing to do with the overall performance of the drive.
In summary, I would highly recommend this drive.
Comments posted by frazzbo from United States, June 20, 2004. Rated this writer 9 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.