Memorex 16x16 DVD16+/-DL4RWnD2 Internal DVD Writer
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1 HP 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Linkyo 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Staples 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Staples 2xDVD-RW (OPTODISCW002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Supermedia 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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BEWARE - Memorex has switched the unit in a similar box to this drive with the same stock number but it is now a Lite-On unit not NEC. Stick with the NEC - the lite-on is really bad. Check my comments in the "l" version of the memorex reviews. Lite-On SOHW-1673S is what this is cloned from I believe. The unit I had was using this models firmware.
Comments posted by craiggus365 from United States, May 13, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
Agree with all, very good player/burner. Kicks butt over my old Pioneer A06. Had the same issue with the firmware upgrade, still haven't received a answer from Memorex as to why.
Upside: No coasters as of yet, burns faster than a drunken slut.
Downside: Problems with the included Nero package, kind of buggy at times.
Comments posted by mobo57 from United States, April 27, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Ooops! Forgot to give a rating. I'll give it a 9.5 - It seems to work great so far. I do wish they would have included at least one DL disk though. I'd like one to test for compatibility with my players before I invest in a bunch of them.
Comments posted by JohnP from United States, April 27, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Works great! Only issue came when I went to do a firmware upgrade that I downloaded from Memorex. It errors out saying "Target NEC ND-3520A is not found correctly." So it would seem that this is really an NEC drive. Or at least Memorex thinks so. :)
If this is true, I wonder if it will take the beta firmware that is floating around.... anybody know?
Comments posted by JohnP from United States, April 26, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
Awesome drive only $80. Not my first drive, but couldn't give a ten because it does not like all discs. Mostly good though works well with DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink, and Nero.
Comments posted by Nate from United States, April 23, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Just updating since my last post. I upped my rating to a 9, 50 DVD's burned - no coasters! Very easy to use, i am TOTALLY satisfied. Just wish i had one of these a year ago (would have saved me a lot of vcd conversions!)
Comments posted by craiggus365 from United States, April 15, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
Only gave this an 8 due to it is my 1st dvd-burner. Install was easy and using it for 3 days and produced 10 dvd's on cheap Staples -R & -RW media (cheap as far as rating sites go) no bad burns yet. i am very pleased for the $99 price. The dvd's play on my cyberhome 402 no prob, -RW and -R. No complaints
Comments posted by craiggus365 from United States, March 24, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
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New comments= New comments since your last visit.
New Writer = New DVD Writer since your last vist.
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.