Cendyne CDICD00208/229 DVD Writer

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Cendyne CDICD00208/229

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$200 8.6/10
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Just got my Burner.... this thing is great. I burned my first DVD and it was perfect. Played back on my xbox flawlessly. I used MediaPro 2X dvd-r's from supermedia

Comments posted by kingdmc from Other, June 25, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.

Burned DVD-R(TDK 2x)and cheap DVD+R and DVD+RW. No problems. A good price for a dual format writer.

Comments posted by T from Other, June 15, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.

I just bought this unit from an online retailer. It reads commercial disks better then my Pioneer DVR-A05, but doesn't burn on the inexpensive 4x DVD-Rs that I use with the Pioneer (invalid media message). It also seems to be more difficult to get firmware updates for this Cendyne/NEC drive as NEC classifies it as an OEM drive and requires you to obtain updates from the vendor (Cendyne).

The top CDR speed is 16x, NOT the 24x that Cendyne claims in print.

Overall, though, it seems like a very good drive. I've made several DVD compilations and DVD Video disks. It seems like a very solid performer.

Comments posted by Bruce from Other, June 12, 2003. Rated this writer 7 of 10.

Got mine at Costco.com also.

Installed in Windows XP machine with no problems.

Seems very fast, and very quiet.

Made a number of DVD backups so far... using DVD+R and DVD+RW
No problems at all.
I have been using primarily Verbatim x4 media.

Havn't tried DVD-R or DVD-RW yet. Some other posters on the forums have mentioned probems with other NEC drives using the - media.
I will try as soon as I can and post results

Only coasters I have made (2 of them) have been due to the software I used. I use DVD X-Copy, and DVD X-Copy Xpress amongst others... these two (XPress particularly) don't seem to like making copies of DVD that contain multi-episode series. A couple of times I've ended up with only one of the episodes written to the backup.

Comments posted by Rasilon from Other, June 11, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.

I also brought my unit from Costco for around the same price $239 plus $6 shipping, must order 0nline because it is not available in the store at Costco in Massachusetts anyways. Installed without problems, Win XP Home. It is a NEC ND- 1300a.

Burned a back-up copy of my son's Wiggles DVD using DVD XCopy Xpress, works perfectly!

Comments posted by Alex from Other, June 07, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.

I bought this Cendyne (+/-)drive at Costco for $230. Its a repackaged NEC ND-1300A, says it on the case. It came with Nero Xpress, WinDVD4, and myDVD. So far Its worked with DVD+R and DVD+RW.

My WinXP pro recognized with no problems.

Comments posted by MachineMan from Other, June 04, 2003. Rated this writer 9 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.

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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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.

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