OptoRite DD1203 DVD Writer
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This was a really good burner for me while it lasted. It burned both +/-R. I liked the fact that it did HD-BURN for CDRs. About 5 months after buying it, it started giving me Tracking Servo Erorrs and would not burn another DVDR. I don't blame this on the drive, so I still gave it an 8 out of 10.
Comments posted by TheRealDeal from United States, January 12, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
I bought this as an I/O Magic 12X drive at Staples for dirt cheap, the sticker on drive says it's a DD1203. The box had IDVD12D on the UPC. I flashed the hacked firmware from a DD1205 drive from cdfreaks, and now I can write Dual layer DVD+R's. It writes HD burn cd's great too (1.4 gigs on a standard cdr). Windows calls is a "GENERIC DVD RW 12XMax"
Comments posted by Chris from United States, November 02, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Works great on all +r and -r 4x and 8x media I tried -- no coasters. It burns as fast or faster than my 8x plextor, and reads faster too. The 4x +r media that the Plextor burns at 8x can also be burned at 8x with the optorite w/ latest firmware (v. 120E). I haven't tried HD-burn or any 12x media yet, but so far I am impressed, especially given the price (half the price of the 12x plextor). The only negative thing I can say is that it takes longer to open the drive tray than other drives I've used.
Comments posted by Mark from United States, July 20, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Every Piece of Media I have put in this thing works!! Also The HD-Burn Feature is the shit!!! Big upps to Optorite on this one!! I got this one over the NEC DL 2500A because DL Disk are not gonna be worth it Price wise when they come out. It will probably be a year or so before they come down to where the consumers will like the price
Comments posted by Obrj from United States, June 17, 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.