I/O Magic Internal 16X DVD±RW/±R (IDVD16DL) DVD Writer

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I/O Magic Internal 16X DVD±RW/±R (IDVD16DL)


OEM:
BTC
Chipset:Mediatek
48xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
16xDVD-R CAV
4xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW PCAV
4xDVD+RDL CLV
DVD-RAM
BD-R
BD-RE
BD-R DL
BD-RE DL
HDDVD-R
HDDVD-RW
HDDVD-RDL
HDDVD-RWDL
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48xCD
16xDVD
BDROM
HDDVD
EIDE, 2MB
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$75 6.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 HP 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Playo 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1016IM with latest firmware, under linux 2.6 ide-cd module and using growisofs, have burned over 500 dvd+r with 100% success rate at 4x-8x, regardless of media type. I suspect most problems with the drive (barring hardware failure) are due to windows drivers not implementing a full MMC-3 instruction set.

At my recommendation, 3 others have went with the above setup in the linux 2.6.x networked storage servers, all with 100% success rate.

Can't speak for windows, but under Linux you simply can't beat the price/performance ratio.


Comments posted by sonick from United States, March 05, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Bought the drive at Staples for $19.94 after rebate. It is a BTC Model 1016IM drive. Downloaded latest firmware from Emprex (A091). I have heard BTC has discontinued firmware updates for this drive. Also, bought two cheap 50 packs of 8X Playo discs at the same time for $4.94 each. The DVD-Rs write fine at 8X but speed must be lowered to 4X on DVD+Rs to get a burn without errors. Used Nero 7.0 for burning. Considering the price, I would have to say this is a good drive for the money.


Comments posted by james1211 from United States, February 26, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





I BOUGHT ONE AFTER CHRISTMAS...WORKED GREAT FOR A MONTH, NOW IT WON'T WRITE WITH XCOPY9, DVD2ONE, DVD DECRIPTER, MAGIC COPY, OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM. i'D RECOMMEND STAYING AWAY FROM THIS MODEL.


Comments posted by DAVID from United States, February 11, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





cannot burn anything, tried the dvd shrink rip and burn thing and nothing. always get errors when writing. used the nexxtech dvd+r and nothing


Comments posted by KrisP from United States, December 07, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





cannot burn any DVD, CD anymore!!
contact with their techsupport, cannot resoult the issue
ask for an RMA number, wait more than three days!!


Comments posted by Victor Tsao from United States, November 11, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Burns great. No problems. Have burned over 100 DVDs and all are great!!!!


Comments posted by Gregg from United States, November 02, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= 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.


Connection
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 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.


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