Toshiba SD-R6372 DVD Writer

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Toshiba SD-R6372

Slim EIDE, 2MB
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$200 4.7/10
14 votes
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Octron 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (TDK.....002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Vision 1xDVD-R (ME 153......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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With original firmware, it burns only 4x (or slower) discs. Updated firmware lets you burn 8x media, but at 4x speed. 16x is not supported at all. The drive have lots of problems (bad blocks, coasters) with many DVD+R discs at any speed, but DVD-R seems fine, even low quality ones. DVD burning takes twice as long as it should, approx. 25 minutes at 4x. CD-R and CD-RW burns are flawless. Read speeds are as advertised, seek times are about 30% greater.

Comments posted by Rado from Australia, September 30, 2006. Rated this writer 5 of 10.

Das ist ein richtig beschissener Brenner.
Toshiba sollte sich schämen, sowas einzubauen.

NEHMT SONY DVD-R, die brennt und liest er.

TAKE SONY DVD-R. This Toshiba Writer burn und read this medium very good.

Comments posted by Domi from Germany, August 25, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.

I havent got the chance to burn any DVD's because all of my medias is 16x DVD+R (Memorex & TDK), somehow it says that my media are either finalised/closed(nero) or not empty(dvddecypter). although it burns flawlessly on CD-Rs. If someone found a way to recognise 16x medias even for 2x burning pls post as it is getting rare nowadays to buy 4x rated speed DVD medias.

Comments posted by eleventh from United Kingdom, April 22, 2006. Rated this writer 5 of 10.

With original firmware 1030/1730 maximum compatible DVD speed is 4x. Upgraded 1032/1732 can burn 8x DVDs at max. My Toshiba sees blank TDK DVD+R 16x as closed/finalised. UlTran DVD+R 8x burnt at any speed is full of bad sectors end with error message (cannot write lead-out) when trying to write full disc. The lower amount of data, the lower the chance of errors and bad sectors. CD-R and CD-RW burn without any problems.

Comments posted by bladteth from Australia, March 10, 2006. Rated this writer 2 of 10.

Not compatible with DVD+R Verbatim 16x ! even after upgrading firmware to 1732 :-(

--> a shame for multiformat burner !!!

Otherwise, works fine.

Comments posted by _DouG_ from France, August 13, 2005. Rated this writer 5 of 10.

SD-6372 appeared defective and has been replaced with service of technical support ASUS. All works perfectly.

Comments posted by Tchamaev Alexandre from Russian Federation, April 11, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.

SD-R6372: It can't read DVD-R what it burns if more than 2-3 GB/disk.
But DVD-R burned by SD-R6372 can be read by other DVD-writers such as Pioneer. I can't find any solution.

Notebook ASUS W1N P-M 1700 Windows XP Pro SP2 with Toshiba ODD-DVD SD-R6372, Firmware version 1730 then 1732

Comments posted by !TCH! from Russian Federation, April 07, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.

I have ASUS with this Toshiba ODD-DVD SD-R6372, F/W 1732.
It seems that it cannot read DVD-R what it burns! I have
tried to test these discs after burning to other dvdroms with a sucessful outcome, they were readable perfectly!

I was thinking of doing many things, such as throwing it away forever....
But first i want to try all available possibilities of making it work, because it burns so it is not fully-damaged.

Comments posted by Alexei from Italy, March 10, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.

auch im targa visionary nb. firmware 1032
problem mit 8x verbatim -> 2x -> nicht lesbar!!! :-(
tdk & datawrire 4x -> nicht lesbar; 2x -> ok :-(
princo 4x -> njet; 2x -> ok :-(
orig. fuji(prodisc 03)4x -> probleme

Comments posted by Bionic from Germany, February 25, 2005. Rated this writer 2 of 10.

Have this burner in my Targa Notebook. It burns all 8X and 4X -R Media that I´ve tested only with 2X speed ( MCC, Princo, Ritek ). The 8X +R Media ( MCC, Sony ) it burns with 2,4 speed. Nero shows me that it is burning all these Medias with 4X speed, but the time is 30 minutes for the -R, and 25 minutes for the +R. Today I found the first Media that I could burn with 4X speed. It´s an Octron +R 4X speed, I bought it at Lidl Germany. :-))

Comments posted by ollibauso from Germany, February 12, 2005. Rated this writer 4 of 10.

I have one in my Asus W1747 notebook. Couldn't deal with dvd-r's faster than 4x speed. After upgrading firmware (version 1732) everything's well!

Comments posted by Frank from Netherlands, December 21, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.

Burned a couple of DVD-R 's with my Acer 292LMI laptop, plays OK in the laptop and my cheap LG DVD player, but will not play in my old Pioneer 717 DVD player, just get a few broken up pixels displayed then locks up. If I burn the same films on a NEC2500A or Pioneer 107D, no problem. Why is this anyone ?

Media is Bulkpaq DVD-R 4.7Gb 4x Orange

Comments posted by Phil from Finland, November 03, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.

actually i have this dvd writer in my asus notebook and the best support was i tested for him is...memorex and prinko at 2x and ritek at 4x (the best compatibility.. the same now i waiting for the new firmware..but i are the same satisfied....

Comments posted by michelangelo from Italy, September 29, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.

I found this on a newsgroup:

I just talked to the German Toshiba phone support and they already have the new firmware 1031. It will support 8x media and there will be some updates regarding the writing strategy. However, the changelog won't be published. The upgrade should be available in the beginning of October.

Comments posted by Fritsie from Netherlands, September 23, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.

This drive does not write media above 4-speed.
So it did not burn my "Imation 8x DVD+R".

Waiting for a firmware update...

Comments posted by Fritsie from Netherlands, September 09, 2004. Rated this writer 6 of 10.

Wont burn 4x tdk dvd+r's, won't burn the 4x's even at 2x, piece of crap! will butn tdk 4x dvd-r at 2.4x -- why?? Definate media compatability issues. This drive loves the year old 2.4x fujifilm dvd+r's i had stting around, I guess they havent gotten the 4x compatability working yet

Comments posted by mr smith from United States, August 31, 2004. Rated this writer 2 of 10.

I just upgraded my Gateway laptop with the Toshiba SD-R6372. I've burnt Memorex DVD-R's at 4X with no problems. It took a little over 17 minutes to burn a full DVD movie. Installation was a breeze, and Nero took to the new burner instantly. I will try DVD+R's and +/-RW's next.

Comments posted by eMARTY69 from United States, April 13, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.

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Write support / Read support
= 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.

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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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