Sony DW-D56A DVD Writer
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1 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BenQ 8xDVD-R (DAXON008S...) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 EMTEC 16xDVD-R (FTI RG16....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 MediaSys 4xDVD-R (Plasmon1A...) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 MMore 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 PC Line 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
2 Philips 16xDVD+R (RITEK...R05) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Ritek 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Rated it a 10 based on ability to burn bootable DVD+R DL disks.
Very reliable using Verbatim DVD+R DL media, even using the dumb RecordNow 7 program. Most of these can be read by most slim notebook combo drives and DVDRs.
A 2002 slim combo drive can read them.
A 2003 MATSHITA slim combo drive usually can read them, sometimes it has trouble.
A 2004 MATHSITA slim combo drive can always read them.
A 2006 Phillips DVDR DL slim drive can read them.
A PowerMac G5 Pioneer DVR-109 can read them.
However, my new MacBook Pro C2D 15" with LG GWA4080MA has bad trouble recognizing them.
Comments posted by Charles from United States, April 03, 2007. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
anyone if there is any way for this drive to support bitsetting change.
I have read on other posts that some that do not support it, a simple hacked firmware update would do it.
Comments posted by garifo from United States, June 29, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
This is a slimline laptop drive and does support dual layer.
Can be bought for around $100 - $120.
Comments posted by Tony Hoyle from United Kingdom, March 24, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
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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.