Toshiba SD-R5112 DVD Writer

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Toshiba SD-R5112


OEM:
Toshiba
Chipset:Toshiba
16xCDR ZCLV
10xCDRW CLV
4xDVD-R CLV
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$200 8.3/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Arita 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bencole Platinum Series 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Budget 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datasafe Media 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datasafe Media 2xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V2) 4xDVD-R (AN35........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 dvX Disc 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Eagle Media 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 1xDVD-R (............) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Fortis 4xDVD-R (GSC001......) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (MUST 001....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD-R (MUST 001....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 1xDVD-RW (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KMA 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Lead Data 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Legacy 4xDVD-R (GSC001......) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Magnex 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Medianca 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Memorex 2xDVD-RW (RITEKW01....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Minis 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Octron 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Octron 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Onidtech 4xDVD-R (ONIDTECH....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PC Line 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Primeon 2xDVD-R (DDD DVDR....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Primeon 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Princo 2xDVD-RW (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Prodisc 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Prodisc 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 RiData 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Ritek 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Ritek 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sentinel 2xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sky 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Sonic 2xDVD-R (MUST 001....) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Spin-X 4xDVD-R (MBI 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sunstar 1xDVD-R (.F`.........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Target e-gear 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 1xDVD-RW (MCC 00RW11N9) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2xDVD-RW (MCC 01RW11n9) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Yamakawa 4xDVD-R (DKMZ01......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Comments
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This is a great DVD writer. I m using it since last two years now, not a single DVD or CD has given any trouble at all. Yes, I do had to update the Firmware to 1033, in order to get 4X speed. I was then stuck to Memorex 4x DVD media, as that was giving 4X speed, and i was able to write a DVD in just 13 mins. But I had 25 DVDs of Sony 8X media, which was using 1X only, with a pathetic performence of 1 hour per DVD. I decided to try the region free patched firmware from http://lenni2004.narod.ru/index.html and now its also getting 4X speed.


Comments posted by Desiguru from United States, December 28, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Other links to firmware update didn't have it; I'm guessing Toshibe revamped their website.

Follow this link to product page, and firmware update should be on the right.

http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/Index.asp?page=PFT&nav=ISH_ARC&stype=product&ptype=&frame=content&model=SDR5112


Comments posted by Alex from United States, November 12, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Excelent dvd writer thanks to the firmware x433. At first i have maxell,tdk,fujifilm 8x dvd-r. All these would only write at 1x. I was upset. Then doing the update of these firmware everything turn to 4x. Cool what a relief. thanks to whoever did the firmware.


Comments posted by Chris from United States, November 11, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





exellent writer with a F... firmware.I own one since two years and burned more 200 dvds with a some troubles. Just you have to change the firmware 1033 for the russian one 433X by lenni. I did it and today i burn everything at X4 without troubles.http://lenni2004.narod.ru/


Comments posted by denishuat from Mexico, April 04, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Default Speed Setting with disc codes


1x = LD01
1x = RITEK004V11
1x = SONY000000U9
1x = VIVASTAR
2x = < R Default >
2x = < RW Default >
2x = 1FUJIFILM
2x = BEAll G001
2x = CMC MAG. CO.
2x = CMC00RG200
2x = FUJIFILM02
2x = KIC 00RG200
2x = Lead Data
2x = LEADDATA01
2x = LGE
2x = LONGTEN 001
2x = MCC 00RG200
2x = MCI4XG01
2x = MCIG01
2x = MEI 00V001
2x = MXL RG01
2x = PRODISCG02
2x = PVC001001
2x = RITEKG03
2x = SONY
2x = SONY04D1
2x = TAIYOYUDEN
2x = TDKG010000d9
2x = TDKG02000000
2x = UTJG01001
2x = UTJR001001
4x = < HR Default >
4x = < HRW Default >
4x = BeAll G40001
4x = CMC MAG. AF1
4x = KIC01RG20
4x = MBI 01RG20
4x = MCC 01RG20
4x = MEI 00V002
4x = MXL RG02
4x = ProdiscS03
4x = PVCR001002
4x = RITEKG04
4x = SONY
4x = TAIYO01
4x = TTG01
4x = TYG01


Comments posted by zinder from United States, March 05, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





Although this drive would only write on certain type of media at 1x the burn quality is excellent. I have done a firmware update on the drive so I can discriminate the discs myself but even without the firmware update the drive is still one of the best drives on the market. Toshiba knows quality!


Comments posted by gordy from United States, February 20, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





It was re-branded as MAD Dog. Got it for $20. Use Ritek G04 disk, never fail. Excellent drive.


Comments posted by Net Surfer from United States, February 18, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





It's a great writer, since I got this one from OfficeMax $10 after rebate. It comes with MadDog Brand, however it is a Toshiba SD-R5112. After patched the firmware, it works perfect now.


Comments posted by Taminotang1@yahoo.com from United States, January 31, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Dang thing Burned at 1X, changed to Riadata G04 disks and it burned at 2X. Never faster than 2X. Finally solved the problem. System - Hardware - Device Manager - IDE Controllers, make sure the primary and secondary IDE Channels are set to DMA and not PIO. Problem solved, now I think It's a great burner.

The burner is a 10. Toshiba is a 0. They were absolutly no help.


Comments posted by Roger from United States, January 21, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





http://lenni2004.narod.ru/index.html

All of you using G05 on the Toshiba 5112 and getting 1x burn speeds, upgrade firmware using the above link & instructions. Will enable you to burn at 4x on this media, the max intended speed for this burner.


Comments posted by 48hours from Canada, January 09, 2005. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Writes well with the right software. Nero 6 burns Verbatim Movie Discs at 4X, but burns ProDisc 4x media at 1x in 4x mode - but 2x in 2x mode; while burnatonce would burn (when set to 2x)at 4x without a hitch - no coasters on ProDisc media, except for a few that I misdirectoried.


Comments posted by John from United States, October 03, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Burns Ritek G04 at 4x, KHypermedia(CMC MAG AF1) at 4x, but Ritek G05 only at 1x. All the other disks I tried were coasters. The only good thing is that i got this burner for about $20 from OfficeMax. Still, it's a very iffy purchase.


Comments posted by Naz from United States, September 27, 2004. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





It works, but it only burns at 1.3X with 4X Kypermedia DVD-R discs using Nero (shows 4X, but took 44 minutes). Not sure if I didn't anything wrong, or the drive has issues.


Comments posted by blueking from United States, September 20, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





My Toshiba SD-R5112 won't burn on Ritek G05 data faster than 1x using Nero 6.3.1.15.

Not acceptable.


Comments posted by horobiru from United States, September 19, 2004. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





bargain $57 on July 4th 2004, I bought from officemax August 25th 2004 $19. Its very good as far as memeorex 4x media burns in 13min.


Comments posted by Siva from United States, September 01, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Nice at 4X. Burns DVD5 in 13 minutes with Nero.

Still running 2X on burnatonce.

Will definitely read DVD-RAM - but I do have a Panasonic
drive on my puter, which may aid access via that software.

Works with DVD Identifier and DVD Info Pro - which the panny
would not.

Was a bargain at $57 online.

The only discs it has spit out - and produced a bad burn on
were some G**Awful ones from DVCentury (a bargain at $17 shipped - but unusable).


Comments posted by John from United States, July 14, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Nice drive. It will for certain read DVD-RAM (4.7 or 9.4GB). I've had good burns with ProDiscs, still bringing the speed up to verify results.

It was an excellent buy at $57US shipped at http://www.cnetpc.com, and the fact that it can read DVD-RAM discs from my Panasonic E-20 is a bonus.


Comments posted by John from United States, June 28, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





This is the best dvd writer ever . iam very happy with this dvd-rw drive at 4x dvd-r . in less than 15 min. and 16x cd-r 700mb disc in less than 5min.15sec. I can't ask for more . Make sure that the transfer mode is ULTRA MODE 2 , do not setup to PIO mode because degrade your speed recording. I use Prodisc,fuji and ritek those are the best quality DVD-r at 4x. Do not buy cheap media like princo or other brand. Also this dvd writer has the original firmware 1031 . i have no problems recording DVD's and CD's.


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





This dvd burner is very good considering it only cost me $90 CDN 2 months ago. I highly recommend you update the firmware to the latest one since before that I was burning the Memorex DVD's which are good media that sell for cheap at Future Shop at only 1X. Now with the firmware upgrade it burns no problem to 4X. I have made 25 movies since and have not had one coaster yet.


Comments posted by roadboy from Canada, April 24, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I have had no problems with this burner at 4X.I updated it to the latest firmware in Windows even!People are posting that they are having problems with Memorex but that is the media I am using at 4X.So far this has been a great burner for the price and I have no complaints.


Comments posted by WoodyWoodPecker from United States, April 03, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I can understand the other comments below about media support. There are 2 ways around this, don't use cheap media, update your firmware.

There are 2 Toshiba versions that I know of. A KP and a KN version. One comes with 103x firmware, the other comes with 1Pxx firmware (could be 1N, 1M, but it's 1 and a letter).

1033 is the newest firmware and offers the best media support.

The 10 versions are easy to update, download the 1033 REV A from http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?category=4&manufactor=31 . This runs from windows.

If that firmware doesn't update for you, you have to get the 1031 version which works in DOS, not a DOS box or command line, but pure DOS. It will overwrite which ever current firmware you have. Then you can use the 1033 Windows updater.

I had 1 of these drives for ~6 months. It burns DVD-Rs at 4x at high quality, can't ask for more. They are so cheap that I just purchased 2 more.

The first one was easy to update to 1033. The other 2 came with firmware 1Pxx. I had to dig around and try this/that. But I did as stated above, and 4x burning is now no problem with Firmware 1033.

I use only Prodisc 4x media and Taiyo Yuden 4x media. With the new drives, before the firmware upgrade, Prodisc was only 1x, and 4x Taiyo Yuden was only 2x. After updating to 1033 both are 4x.

If you're using cheap crap like Princo, it still may not burn at 4x, buy something a little better in quality.

I only gave it 8 out of 10 because of the firmware problems. Had the firmware been easy to update, or came that way, 9/10, because nothing is perfect.


Comments posted by disturbed1 from United States, April 02, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.







Comments posted by Robert Blaikie from United Kingdom, March 21, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





piece of crap. Tried with princo at 1x, crap. starlogic burned at 1x... crap. khypermedia burned at 1x... crap. Maxell dvd-rw burned at 1x... works!

crao means it burned without errors, but on playback freezes and is unwatchable.


Comments posted by crusian from United States, March 20, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.







Comments posted by AC from United Kingdom, March 01, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





visit http://trtsoft.webzdarma.cz/toshiba/toshiba.htm
for firmware and media info...


Comments posted by TRT from Czech Republic, January 20, 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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