Teac DV-W58E (Dual Layer) DVD Writer
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1 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Kodak 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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It seems that there are 2 w58e's, single and dual. This dual layer one, does that refer to WRITE dual? How do I determine if mine is dual without spending $40 for a 3pack of Dual blanks? I saw somewhere on the internet an indication that w58e-003 or -004 may be dual, mine is a -044? It came with my Dell Dimension 2400, and I've since updated the firmware to D.OJ, don't recall what the previous firmware version was, and now I read this warning about the Dell D.OJ firmware version being single layer only. The Teac website isn't nearly as helpfull as videohelp. Any comments, suggestions appretiated.
Comments posted by Norman Conrad from Canada, February 06, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
I'm very happy with this drive: It is quiet, good build quality (sealed opening, heavy), fast tray, fast burning. Reliable. Good-looking if you prefer a clean front without toy volume control. Supported by Nero. The list of accepted 8x media is reasonably long. So far it has burned every media thrown at it ... and that means mostly el-cheapo media in my case: imation, benq/daxon etc. Unlike my previous NEC1100A, which was a real diva and developed a habit of read erros, this drive hasn't given me a single problem. It just burns and doesn't upset me :) Negative points: 1. supports DVD+R but not DVD-R (if you care). 2. No firmware update in the last six months 3. Speed control tools like CD Bremse do not seem to recognize the drive.
Note: there are two versions of the DV-W58E. I have the newer dual layer version with firmware 2.0B (May 2004). Be careful when looking for firmware on the net, the Dell site's firmware is for the single layer drive.
Comments posted by dietmar from Germany, November 04, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
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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.
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