Sony DW-Q58A DVD Writer

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Sony DW-Q58A


OEM:
Lite-On
Chipset:Mediatek
24xCDR ZCLV
24xCDRW ZCLV
8xDVD-R ZCLV
6xDVD-RW ZCLV
DVD-RDL
8xDVD+R ZCLV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
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Slim EIDE, 2MB
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$100 4.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Imation 16xDVD-R (OPTODISCR016) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (RITEK...S04) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 16xDVD+R (SONY....D21) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I had this burner in Dell Inspiron 6000 system.
After a while it developed problem fixating DVD.
Anything that was close to the full DVD capacity would fail.
Replaced with NEC brand with the came spec.
So far so good


Comments posted by moor from United States, May 04, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





This drive came installed in a DELL Latitude 610. I was very impressed initially with read and burn speeds. It even burnt my crappy Starlogic :) (PRINCO) 4x DVD-Rs (see my review on this site for the media and related problems - lousy product and if this drive worked with it - it must be good).

But after a while (5-6 Burns) the burn speeds dropped to 2.5x - all brands. Even an upgrade of firmware to UYS2 had no effect. The burns seem reliable though. DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R all worked - different brands. I use Roxio Basic CD-DVD Burner 6.x with all updates to the engine and media detector.

DVD Rips (DVD Decrypter) are also at good speeds.

One Note: !!! This drive will NOT burn an ISO to a DVD-R !!!

Strange but true. I was going crazy why the DVD-R media that was working fine previously would not work suddenly - a Google search later I read off a post on another forum with the same problem.

A straight burn works fine to the same media. ISO burns to DVD+R and DVD+RW are also fine. Used DVDDecrypter to burn the image.

Relativey quiet - hums at about the same sound as the laptop fan.



Comments posted by BB from United States, January 26, 2006. Rated this writer 7 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)


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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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