Sony Optiarc AD-5170A DVD Writer


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Sony Optiarc AD-5170A


OEM:
Sony Optiarc
Chipset:NEC
48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW ZCLV
18xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
8xDVD-RDL ZCLV
18xDVD+R CAV
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$40 9.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Datasafe 16xDVD-R (TTH02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD+R (MBIPG101R05) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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Excellent burner. Sony / NEC / OptiArc AD-5170A, bought on 10th January 2007 from Lightning Computers ( www.lightning-computers.co.uk ) in Duke Street, St.Helens, Merseyside, England. V1.11 stock firmware. Got the black bezel version. Tray loading mechanism a bit cheap sounding compared to my ND-3540A. Drive seems to be quieter at all speeds than my ND-3540A and reads discs just a little better (very slightly lower error rate). Burns RiDisc 52 x CD-R's at 16 x (my preferred speed, but can do them at 48 x if I want to) in Nero Express with max C1 errors 25, and average about 1, and no C2 errors, at 16 speed, with absolutely no problems, which is excellent quality IMHO, and these CD's then play in all my players including portable Sony Discman D131. Burns Ritek G05 8 x DVD-R at my preferred 4 x (can burn at 8 x if wanted) in Nero / Express / Recode with absolutely no problems. Reads back in DVD decrypter / Windows Explorer at top speed (16 x) at all times with no read errors. These DVD's then play in all my players including Technika DVD-104, no errors when watching movies when played back on the DVD-104 via my Infocus IN72 video projector. Only thing the AD-5170A does not like is doing Nero CD/DVD speed "disc quality scan" on CSS protected commercial discs, where it does not work properly and freezes the application but not WinXP and then a reboot is needed as I cannot clear the fault (locks the drive and Explorer...). Also transfer rate test in same application reads DL commerical DVD video discs at 5 to 12 speed on layer 1 but then dropped to 3 to 4 speed for layer 2, not sure why...possibly 2nd layer is riplocked for this drive...maybe Liggy's firmware would correct this? However it still rips at top speed on both layers on DVD decrypter. Odd. Hence 1 star less for this problem. Good value of drive (24 GBP cost). Hopefully Liggy & Dee firmware update will give me "valid" quality scan on commercial discs without problems? Not got around to flashing with the new Liggy firmware yet and scared to inside warranty period! Overall highly recommended. Excellent burner.


Comments posted by Alistair G. from United Kingdom, January 11, 2007. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Nec AD-5170A är helt Okej, har bränt DVD+R/RW och -RW skivor och bränningen har fungerat bra.

Har bränt Media code: Philips C 16, Sony D21, MCC 004 med bra bränn-kvalitet, jag bränner med 4X, har inte provat högre.


Comments posted by Åke from Sweden, November 01, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.




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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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