Toshiba SD-R6012 DVD Writer
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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.
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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.
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)
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.
Toshiba 2450 Notebook
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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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.
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)
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