Sony Optiarc AD-7170A DVD Writer

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Sony Optiarc AD-7170A


OEM:
Sony Optiarc
Chipset:NEC
48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW ZCLV
18xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
8xDVD-RDL ZCLV
18xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
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$45 5.3/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Acme 4xDVD+RW (DNFODISCA10) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Aone 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D04) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gembird i-Lite 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R10) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nashua 16xDVD+R (FTI.....016) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Prime 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Pro4Media Premium 16xDVD-R (INFOMEDIAR30) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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So far so good.

Lags when the system wants to access the disk especially when you put a new DVD or CD in there. But when it captures it, runs fast. The disk gets HOT when I take it out.

Burned a DVD+R Sony worked well on my DVD player (Magnasonic).


Comments posted by Mohammad from Canada, February 27, 2007. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Bought two, one black one silver, both RMA'ed.
Neither would recognize any media if set as SLAVE.

One, set as MASTER, would only recognize disks if inserted after the program was open - inserting a pressed DVD would accomplish nothing. DVD-R's burned at 12x were the best I ever produced. But sometimes my computer could not find the drive at all.

Second one worked flawlessly for 3.5 weeks. Burned a near perfect DVD-R at 12x in 7 minutes, inserted another DVD-R that burned in 23 minutes in PIO mode (about 20 seconds between disks). Drive would only operate in PIO mode, even installed on another computer.

My NEC3520A is still churning out respectable quality disks after over 800 burns, think I'll look for another one on e-Bay.


Comments posted by Kip from United States, January 30, 2007. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





hp and memorex are supported,i used both flawlessly.you either had a bad drive or didn't know how to use it.


Comments posted by dvdburner.com from United States, November 22, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Wasted 7 DVDs before concluding that DVD write function was defective on brand new device. During troubleshooting, NEC tech support said that Memorex and HP DVDs are not supported. Returned it back to store.


Comments posted by bobby139 from United States, November 18, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





SUPERB!GREAT BURNS,NO COASTERS!OUSTANDING BURNER FOR THE PRICE.GREAT WITH ALL TYPES OF MEDIA!GIVE THIS ONE TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comments posted by DVDBURNER.COM from United States, November 09, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.




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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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