Ricoh MP5240A DVD Writer

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Ricoh MP5240A


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Ricoh
Chipset:Ricoh
24xCDR ZCLV
10xCDRW CLV
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$200 8.8/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
3 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Budget 4xDVD+R (IS01....001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 eProformance (epro) 2.4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Hi Space 4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA040) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 2.4xDVD+R (DDDessauV10) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Intenso 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Medianca 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Packard Bell 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Packard Bell 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PC Line 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ricoh 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Speer 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLife) 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) / Pastel Disc 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I like this model, but someone told me it can be converted to accept DVD-R media to record. If anyone knows method for that please let me know.


Comments posted by Ivan from Yugoslavia, November 20, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





i,ve had some probs writing on cheaper discs (un-branded mirrors, mirrors and qp) it will write but when i goto play it on my stand alone the error message appears.
i have tryed updating the filmware with no effect if anyone got any hints then please let me no what i,m doing wrong


Comments posted by david mccann from United Kingdom, February 25, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Burns DVD+R/RW fine with no hassles. Does not do DVD-R/RW like more expensive drives. So far only burned Verbatim DatalifePlus DVD+R/RW brand. Burns CDR/CDRW fine as well, Memorex CDR brand tested and Verbatim CDRW. Very quiet drive. Bought as OEM bare so all I got was the drive and some bubble wrap, but it was cheap! Glad I stuck to Ricoh, my old MP7040a was retired due to obsolescence.


Comments posted by Steve Savage from Other, January 16, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





purchased this drive a few weeks ago, burnt dozens of +r discs not one coaster, burnt a few +rw no problem also. media used so far is memorex, verbatim, datawrite all burnt perfect with nero 6.0.0.23 set to burn as dvd-rom type. have tried all the discs on toshiba sd210e ok, also on alba and sony standalones. have had other writers in the past and had lots of compatability issues but none with this drive so far, brilliant.


Comments posted by BRIAN from Other, December 12, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





very great dvd+burner. nero 5.5.10.42 memorex dvd+r 4x (ricoh) tdk dvd+r 4x (ricoh), philips dvd+r 4x (ricoh), tdk dvd+rw 2,4x (MCC) tested and no problems with dvd stand alone mediencom player


Comments posted by janusz from Other, December 05, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





the best media to burn on Ricoh MP5240A is arita +r this is super works evey time with nero 5.5 no pobs so far.


Comments posted by porky from Other, November 28, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Burns OK on Platinum DVD+R@4x. Does not seem to burn on Medianca DVD+R@2.4x. No problems with any of the DVD+RW's I have used till now ( unbranded, Ricoh, HP, Philips ).

I have the impression that it is a slow performer, but does it job ( except for the medianca media )


Comments posted by Rippi from Other, November 24, 2003. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Update to Firmware 1.11. Try on Memorex 4X +R and +RW. All burnt well @4X. Try on different CDRW, No problem. Using Nero 6 and do Booktype change to DVD-ROM, No problem. So far so good.



Comments posted by king from Other, November 08, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





My 5240A writes Platinum +Rs and +RWs but cant read them after burning. My Kiss DP450 DVD-Player can not read them too. RWs cannot be erased after burning, "No rewritable Media" Testetd with Nero5.5 and Intervideo DVD-Master.

A Phillips +R in an ulta slim DVD-Case was written perfect.


Comments posted by wolle from Other, November 06, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





.........just a correction to my previous post - the disks I used were 'Melody'and NOT 'Harmony' brand (easily diatonically confused!).


Comments posted by fartly from Other, October 22, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





No problems so far....been using Harmony brand disks. However here in Australia, my writer had a version of NeoDVD standard included, which could only write direct to disk for 3 minutes and then stop....a demo version only as it turned out....however no such indication anywhere on the box or documentation within that this is the case. This is clearly a rip off. The selling point is emphatically marketed around its direct to disk recording feature with editing capability (DVD+VR). Yet its not possible to do a full length DVD capture to disk with what's provided (no disk included inside either).


Comments posted by fartly from Other, October 22, 2003. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





works great.. even on cheap media. No troubles thus far...


Comments posted by Lutz from Other, September 02, 2003. Rated this writer 9 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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