Toshiba SD-R6472 DVD Writer
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1 Bulkpaq 4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datawrite Titanium 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 JVC 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tesco 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD-RW (MCC 01RW4X) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Got to be the WORST burner I have ever dealt with. Can't do any decent burns with this thing. Tried all available firmwares (including those from the Samsung TS-L532A A94 firmware which was more recent but worse) and all burns had unreadable sectors in the scandisk (except one). Writing is very unstable in Nero CD-DVD Speed testing. Have a look:
Ritek G05 8X DVD-R (Unreadable):http://tinypic.com/ma9ukj.jpg
CMC E01 8X DVD+R (4X): http://tinypic.com/ma9veo.jpg & http://tinypic.com/ma9x1s.jpg & http://tinypic.com/ma9xyf.jpg
CMC E01 8X DVD+R (8X): http://tinypic.com/ma9xdd.jpg & http://tinypic.com/ma9xqd.jpg & http://tinypic.com/ma9y7o.jpg
Taiyo Yuden T02 DVD+R 8X: http://tinypic.com/maa0cy.jpg & http://tinypic.com/maa0k3.jpg & http://tinypic.com/maa0pz.jpg
Taiyo Yuden T02 DVD+R 8X (4X): http://tinypic.com/maa15c.jpg & http://tinypic.com/maa1ef.jpg
Even the Taiyo Yudens weren't perfect and that's hard for a burner to do! This burner has some sort of laser calibration scheme (as per Toshiba's specs) and this would probably explain the dips in the burn curve and speed. You can even see the rings on most of these.
Don't waste your money on this thing.
Comments posted by Mooseman from Canada, January 21, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
Had this drive for 4 months, done a lot of burns at 8x on both + and - media. No problems at all. Mainly been using taiyo yuden and cmc magnetics disks.
Done a few +r dual layer burns, again with no problems.
Easy to install and easy to upgrade the firmware.
Excellent ripping speed as well.
Comments posted by Hoeplugger from Australia, May 16, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I have just installed this drive in my Toshiba laptop. It seems a very decent drive, the install was very simple:
1. remove 2 screws
2. slide out old drive
3. remove bracket
4. put bracket on DVD writer
5. slide in DVD writer
6. replace 2 screws
Caveat: I have only tested the drive with very crappy Memorex 4x DVD-Rs so far, writing under Linux using dvdrwtools. I had to write at 1x with these disks and I had to write at 1x on another writer too.
I got these disks a year ago on sale.
I just noticed one of these disks has air bubbles inside the plastic. Yay, Memorex!
Comments posted by plinius from United States, April 04, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I have had this burner in my Laptop (HP ze5385) for about a week now and it works fine. Heating seems to be a problem becuase after burning 3 or 4 discs it really starts to heat up the laptop to the point of crashing. But otherwise a good burning and a good deal.
Comments posted by Patrick from United States, March 03, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
I have one in my Asus W1747 notebook. Couldn't deal with dvd-r's faster than 4x speed. After upgrading firmware everything's well!
Comments posted by Frank from Netherlands, December 21, 2004. Rated this writer 7 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)
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.