Teac DV-W58E DVD Writer

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Teac DV-W58E


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Chipset:Sanyo
32xCDR ZCLV
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$200 5.5/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD+R (IS01....001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Infiniti 4xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Infiniti 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Matrix 4xDVD+R (LONGTEN.002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C08) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD+R (VDSPMSAB001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I recieved this DV-W58E burner in my Dell 4600 system 3-4 years ago. I only upgraded the firemware once which enabled 4x meda to be burned at 8x. IN 2004, one type of media that successfully burned at 8x was the RICOHJPN-R01-02 manufactured Memorex (grey spindle) which is no longer on the shelves. Today, I just tried the 8x & 16x Memorex RICOHJPN-R03-04(black spindle) but it only burns at 4x. Could it be that the firmware upgrade, which made it possible to burn 4x media at 8x, is now prohibiting us to burn 8x or 16x media at 8x? Or is it still just certain bands/manufactures that work? If ANYONE has successfully burned any media at 8x in the year 2006 please let me know or if anyone wants to discuss this issue, I think my email is visable.


Comments posted by john from United States, August 21, 2006. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





I have had this burner for about 3 years know and I have had very little problems. It isn't the best out there but I have burned many DVD with it and I have had no problem. It is also a good burner for XBox games.


Comments posted by Josh from United States, July 02, 2006. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Do not buy tis drive. I have tried many different disks to burn a movie and spent many days in waste. Go find something that works. Still fighting with Dell to replace the drive.


Comments posted by sam from United States, March 21, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Has >ANYONE< found >ANY< 8X DVD +R Media that will actually write at 8X on this drive?? If so PLEASE post it so I can quit wasting money on 8X & 16X Media that will only burn at 4X!! I have updated the firmware to version D.0N. If that did anything, I haven't found it yet. I have tried 3 different brands of 8X media and 1 brand of 16X media, but DVDinfo Pro always shows that there are only 2 Write Descriptors Available: CLV 4.0x 5540KBps & CLV 2.0x 2770KBps. I have certainly made my fair share of coasters with the higher speed media; ironically enough, the 4X media that I have used all worked pretty well... Strangly, reading all the other comments here has set my mind at ease--I have always had excellent luck with all the many TEAC components I have owned before. And that makes this one just that much more of a disapointment!


Comments posted by Farmboy from United States, March 07, 2005. Rated this writer 4 of 10.





New firmware D.0N available from Dell as today

seems to deliver amongst other things CLV writing at 8x.

(2.4 speed descriptors still missing)

Also "Provides fix to improve S3 resume cycle and a fix to provide more compatibility for usage with other devices that share the same IDE channel"

Not sure at this stage if it provides 8 speed writing on more recent DVD+R media



Comments posted by KDH from United Kingdom, February 14, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I also got from dell, had a problem at the beginning, got a replacement burner, only to realise i had DVD-r DVD's.
got some +rs and never had a problem, i also kept the second burner they sent out and never got billed:)

Good burner but would rather have a +- but of well


Comments posted by Burnout from Canada, October 19, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I notice that Dell has a firmware upgrade to flash the drive with to improve performance. The latest firmware is D.OJ. Since I just got my drive as a replacement for the original NEC 1100 which really sucked I don't know if it has the latest firmware or not. How can I tell the firmware my drive currently has?


Comments posted by TR from United States, September 22, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I too recieved this writer in a bundle package from dell on a 8300 system. After paying a lot of money I would have expected a better drive. At the start the drive was reading and burning at 4x with no problems. I have used it with all of the below programs:

Nero 6.1.120
OrLogix Record Now Max
DVD Decyrptor
Alcohol 120%
DVD Clone 2
DVD Shrink 3.2

After about three months the drive has started giving serious problems. I thought at fist it was my system was too full so I emptied it and reformatted the drive. Loaded everything backon, (A lengthy process as im sure you know), but still no result. The drive now continuouslly will burn at single speed no matter what kind of media I use. So for a full 4.7GB disk I takes around 1hr 20mins to complete, which is unbelievably long at this stage.

I recently installed a NEC 3500 16x Drive with DVD-R9 compatibility in a friends drive and on the same media it is burning a 4.7GB disk in around 20 mins. I have decided just to rip out the Teac and replace it with one of these drives. I would recommedn you all do the same.

BAD JOB TEAC AND DELL, SHAME ON YOU!!!


Comments posted by gerrymouse from United States, September 10, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I got this +R/+RW drive (firmware D.0C) in a Dell 8300 at the start of the year. Only 1 coaster so far(machine hung while burning, possibly unrelated), but Nero 6 wouldn't burn above 4x even on 8x media. Tried the Nero dynamic speed patch to no avail. Had given up all hope of 8x burns, then found D.0J firmware on Dell site. Nero now offers 4x, 6x and 8x options for both 8x and 4x media! I've had one successful 8x burn on Imation 4x blanks; time will tell if this was a fluke.

Media used so far (all +R):

TDK 4x (4x burn D.0C)
Imation unspecified (2.4x burn D.0C)
Memorex 4x (4x burn D.0C, still have some to try 8x)
Philips 8x (4x and 8x with D.0J)
Imation 4x (4x and 8x with D.0J)

Imation +RW (2.4x burn)

Seems like the D.0J upgrade has turned it into the drive I was meant to get in the first place!


Comments posted by Brucci2000 from United Kingdom, July 02, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Got mine with a Dell 4600 system. It works great for me. I have copied quite a few CDs and made some backup images on DVD+RW all with good success. I am using the Sonic Record Now and My DVD software to burn with.


Comments posted by Larry from United States, June 22, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Writer came with a Dell 8300 I just purchased. Firmware D.0J. Tested by backing up a movie I had (Shade) on a Fujifilm DVD+RW and Fujifilm DVD+R. They both played on two computer DVD-ROM's, but only the DVD+R played in my standalone player (Toshiba SD1700). The discs came in a package of 4 DVD+R and 1 DVD+RW from Best Buy in June 2004. Burned both at 4x in Nero 6.0.0.9 and authored in DVD Shrink 3.1.7.6. This was the first time I had ever burned a DVD. No problems so far.


Comments posted by Andy from United States, June 13, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Excellent Drive...

No errors what so ever...

latest Firmware D.0J *Two Thumbs up*

Excellent Burning and Reading...





Comments posted by D33C33 from Australia, May 21, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





New DELL firmware released 13 May 04 here

http://support.dell.com/FileLib/Type.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&Category=32&OS=WW1&OSL=EN&SvcTag=&SysID=DIM_PNT_P4_8300&DeviceID=5112


Comments posted by KDH from United Kingdom, May 14, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Like most posts on this writer, it came with my new Dell ordered in Feb 04. I ordered a +/- drive from Dell, this is only + and even though they are in breech of contract, they refuse to replace the unit, but this is supposed to be a review of Teac, not Dell. Well, Teac sux too. This drive is garbage. On Hypermedia (cheap media) it burns nothing but coasters. On TDK and Sony, (expensive media) it burns 50% coasters. Tested with Nero 6.3, NTI 6.7 Plat, Gear Pro Mastering 6.05, DVDXCopy Plat and DVD Shrink 3.1.

No firmware updates have been issued for this obviously problem ridden drive. Show's exactly what Teac (and Dell for that matter) think of their customers.


Comments posted by jvoves from United States, May 05, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Based on Dell's response to my complaints on this drive I have filed a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General against Dell. I also have sent a letter to all the Dell Board of Directors in regards to my complaint. I cannot find media that will burn at 8x for this drive


Comments posted by Frank from United States, April 21, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Pre-Install on my Dell 8300 aswell, tried 10x e-proformance DVD+R disks, got 9 coasters, tried 1x Memorex worked okay, but at 2x speed? Using Nero 6.3.1.6 seems to work, get write error then throws the disk out?

Very badly supported drive?


Comments posted by BillyFish from United Kingdom, April 10, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





My teac came with a dell 8300, it is a shit burner, there is no firmware, Dell just say "i am sorry can not help it"

I am not happy with Dell and Teac


Comments posted by Henk from Netherlands, April 10, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





My Dell Dimension is under warrenty and so I purchased a DVD burner from Dell. When I recieved the drive (Teac DV-W58E), I installed it and the burning software that was bundled with it.

Not only did the DVD+RW not burn, but my existing CD-RW stopped buring. After trying to resolve this myself, then with Dell tech support, it was determined that the Roxio Basic and the MyDVD software did not play well together.

I blew away both the Roxio Basic and the MyDVD and installed Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. Both drives now work like a charm. I will use this drive mostly for burning data files for archive purposes.


Comments posted by Brent from United States, March 24, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Like he majority of users here, my writer was pre-installed on my Dell(xps)also. This baby worked like a dream straight out the box.I use it several ways: DVD X COPY EXPRESS(RF) with ANYDVD3.5.21 and CLONE DVD.My choice of media is verbatim + r(1x-4x).I've done about 5 burns with an average total time of 17-22 mins. with one totaling 40 minutes. Anxious to try 8x.


Comments posted by ecast from United States, March 10, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Now writes at 4x with a bit of messing around with Nero 6, haven't tried 8x media but suspect it wouldn't manage it. Seems to burn without making any coasters so far.


Comments posted by ashsharma from United Kingdom, March 10, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Was pre-installed with my DELL 8300. Got a Return Authorization from Dell and sent it back for a credit. Installed a Plextor 708A...runs like a champ...


Comments posted by Ken from United States, March 07, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





From what I understand the OEM for Memorex is Ritek. I have had no problems buring at 4x speed with Memorex 4X media but have since purchased Ritek 8X media and can only reach a burn rate of 4x with both Nero 6 as well as the Dell Sonic product. Dell Tech support over in India in the late evening is worthless. Rather that address the issue they were ready to pass the buck to customer service sales. Waiting on answers from Tech support at TEAC, Dell, and Ritek


Comments posted by Frank from United States, March 05, 2004. Rated this writer 6 of 10.





mine was preinstalled on my dell. have had problems burning about 50/50. I thought i was getting quality but now it seems i am not!( and DVD+R's are not cheap!!)
BAD DEAL DELL!
I am using nero 6 to burn!
Funny thing is my dvd+rw burn perfect!
Any ideas????


Comments posted by David Elves from Netherlands, March 03, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Got mine preinstalled from Dell. Apparently has some firmware issues yet to be resolved that prevents it burning at the correct speed. Unlikely to burn above 2x on most media.


Comments posted by ashsharma from United Kingdom, March 03, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Came with my dell. Works as described. Video studio 6 burning plug in worked, sonic software that came with it works. No issues.


Comments posted by Gove from Australia, February 25, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.




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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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