Toshiba SD-R6012 DVD Writer

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Toshiba SD-R6012


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Toshiba
Chipset:Toshiba
16xCDR ZCLV
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$200 4.7/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Arita 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BeAll 1xDVD-R (BeAll G00001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 CompUSA 1xDVD-R (LD..........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 CompUSA 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Creation 1xDVD-R (............) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic Red 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 eProformance (epro) 2xDVD-R (PRODISCG02..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2xDVD-RW (MCC 01RW11n9) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 2xDVD-R (CMC MAG.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 1xDVD-R (CMC00RG200..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Memorex 1xDVD-R (CMC MAG. CO.) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 1xDVD-RW (RITEK000V11A) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 MMore 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Network 2xDVD-R (MCIG01......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 1xDVD-RW (JVC/VictorT7) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 1xDVD-R (SONY........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sunstar 1xDVD-R (LD01........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 1xDVD-RW (TDK501saku]3) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2xDVD-R (MCC 00RG200) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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this drive came in my packard bell notebook,
i updated the firmware early-on. no reason other than there was a newer version than what i had.
it has 1M34 firmware on for the last 2yrs, the only bad burns come when i move the laptop when its burning.
i have used many different types of media, cheap and nasty to daylight robbery expensive. all good burns.

only downside to this drive is its 1x and -r only
does anyone know of a firmware to make this drive more compatible?


Comments posted by Tony from United Kingdom, October 15, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Folks,
I have a question.

I use sony digital 8 camcorder TRV730.
When i record the movie and run it from the camera to TV the picture quality is great.

But when i write the DVD, its bad. please read below to know what i do...

I download the movie on to my HP Pavillion desk top.
Edit the movie with pinnacle software and make an avi file.
Finally write the avi file on to a DVD using internal DVD writer with NERO 6 software.
When i play that DVD there is a reduction in picture quality to almost 50%.
Is that because of transcoding? or because of DVD writer quality?

Is there any way to improve the picture quality? (Software or hardware)

Thanks
Tom
trk111@yahoo.com


Comments posted by Tom Scott from United States, January 31, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





have tried updating the firmware and am using nero 6 with memorex media 4x printable with more fails than completed. don't know why.


Comments posted by chris from United States, January 27, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Have not been able to burn any DVDs with Roxio 5 Platinum or Roxio ECDC 6. Burn always fails. Have updated the firmware with no change. Drive always burns CDs fine. I am going to try Nero 6 and see if I have better luck. The problems may be Roxio and not the drive.


Comments posted by Diver Dan from New Zealand, September 29, 2004. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





Came installed in a Satellite Pro laptop. With FW1330, would not recognise 4x (even 1/2/4x) DVD-R media. With FW1333, it recognises most discs, but only works reliably with good, branded media: TDK, Verbatim, Traxdata(!). Datawrite, Datasafe, Princo, Bulkpaq, etc. will complete writes, but are then not readable, even in the same drive.


Comments posted by Damian Skeeles from United Kingdom, March 29, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





I have a Gateway laptop with the Toshiba SD-R6012 DVD burner. I've had it for two months with absolutely no problems. Not one coaster!! My only gripe is that I have not been able to find a firmware upgrade for it. The current version 1G32. (I assume G for Gateway)


Comments posted by eMARTY from United States, February 19, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Tried to Use EMTec DVD-R:

With Firmware 1332, Drive froze with 5 out of 6 Media (Nero and DVD Decrypter). With Firmware 1337 7 out of 10 Media were recognized and burning was started, but about 50% failed with errors.

No problems with Firmware 1332 and Sony DVD-R, Maxell DVD-R, Pioneer DVD-R and DVD-RW, Verbatim DVD-R and DVD-RW.

Will try more media with 1334 Firmware.


Comments posted by Wolfgang Klimt from Other, June 20, 2003. Rated this writer 7 of 10.







Comments posted by Ivan Gurzhyy from Other, May 19, 2003. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





Only fails until I've use Verbatim DataLifePlus 2X.

I've try Princo (cover white), burn ok but errors reading after 50% of the surface.

Try Ritek (G03)...A disaster, can't burn after 6% progress. So imagine reading the DVD...

Verbatim DataLifePlus : 5 success, One fail burning with IC7 (trial version). Success with DVD Decrypter burning .ISO




Comments posted by Louis from Other, April 15, 2003. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





This DVD Recorder is found in TOSHIBA (and SONY) notebooks. Suspect that once I stick with reliable blank media, that I will be very happy with the drive. Still some testing required, so I am giving the drive a lower rating for now.

TEST RESULTS:
Toshiba 2450 Notebook
DVD Decrypter
DVD2ONE
NERO 5.5.10.15
PRASSI PRIMODVD 2.0
2 VIVASTAR "noname" DVD-R 1X
1 RITEK "noname" DVD-R 1X
1 VERBATIM DVD-RW

Both VIVASTAR DVD-Rs are coasters. The burns completed successfully, but pixelate and lock up less than half way through. (Movies: SHR*K, M*MMYR*T*RNS)

The RITEK DVD-R is perfect; burns and plays back on Standalone TOSHIBA, NORCENT, and on PC DVD-ROM. (Movie: M*MMYR*T*RNS)

The VERBATIM DVD-RW burns successfully but only plays back in its entirety on PC DVD-ROM. Locks on TOSHIBA standalone (as expected), but also locked on NORCENT (UN-expected!!). (Movie: SHR*K)


Comments posted by SV_Trinity from Other, March 17, 2003. Rated this writer 6 of 10.





Had one fail in only a few weeks use. I have tried the following three media types, only one with reliable success.

Optodisc DVD-RW (OW470-000):1 Success 2 not recognized 1 froze while burning.

Memorex DVD-RW: 1 Success 2 others not recognized by drive

Verbatim DataLife Plus DVD-R: about 30 successes, only 1 coaster and that was my fault.


Comments posted by skeive from Other, February 25, 2003. Rated this writer 3 of 10.




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OEM
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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)


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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