PikaOne Classic 4x Internal DVD Writer
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1 Arita 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Maplin Unbranded 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Medianca 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Swisstec 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 2xDVD-R (CMC MAG.....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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Not recognised by some ripper/clone programs.
Shrink & DVD Decrypter work fine.
Using Novatech NOV-DVDRP2 DVD Blanks, getting very good results on Games & Movie backups. Burning with Nero 6. at * 2 & *4 burn speeds. Do a speed test/simulation first!.
Currently trying Novatech NOV-DVD825 [ rated *8], at *4 burn speed.
Comments posted by Eric Gibbs from United Kingdom, March 28, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
Got this for Xmass gift form wife works great and great price burns arita 4X great backs up dvd,s no problem with dvd shrink and dvd decripter
only problem is now i have it i need a new player that will play my back ups
DOH more money its always the way
Comments posted by Mort from United Kingdom, January 18, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Good drive - I bought from Maplin for £80 including postage. However it needs a firmware upgrade (available from the BT Europe website) to correctly support all (more) media types. It is the same drive at the BTC 1004 model. Upgrading the firmware on mine allowed it to recognise media code ----001 and therefore 'QP' brand discs recorded at 4x correctly and played in both my DVD players - before that there were problems.
Comments posted by Tony from Other, December 17, 2003. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
Paid a bargin £80 from Amazon for this drive. I've burned digital movies from a Panasonic digital camera using Ulead Movie Factory. Just got to get DVDXCopy Express working so I can backup some movies.
Burns Bulkpaq orange disks well which are pretty cheap from ebuyer.com
Comments posted by Simon from Other, December 15, 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)
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