Sony DW-Q30A DVD Writer

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Sony DW-Q30A


OEM:
Lite-On
Chipset:Mediatek
48xCDR CAV
24xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
4xDVD-RDL CLV
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
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$50 9.0/10
3 votes
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Acme 8xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR8) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (MAXELL..002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD-R (MXL RG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Platinet Media 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD+R (SONY....D11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tesco 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 XDisc 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I bought it week ago.
4 dvd-movies copied.
(DVD-R Emtec 8x)

cd-rw also works good !

Works excellent!


Comments posted by Vladimir from Russian Federation, January 30, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





So far so good with this burner (3 days).

Using Memorex 16x DVD-R with Nero 6.3.0.0. Machine is P4 2.4ghz, 512MB DDR PC2100 running WinXP Pro w/SP2.

5 out of 5 had no errors and play on my Sony DVP-S560D stand alone.



Comments posted by Senor DePacas from United States, January 26, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





So far no problem with the drive. It is sold as a Sony but its really a Lite-On SHW-1635S. When running Sony diagnostic tool on it it reports Max Write Speed 5X.( I have to test it more )
To get new firmware for it go to http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=155777

Good luck
higogo


Comments posted by higogo from United States, November 29, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Excellent burn quality. Smooth and fast. Purchased this to replace toasted Pioneer, and this is much better imo. Burns DVD's at the set speeds etc.

The only downside which is why i didn't give it a 10 is because it's an OEM drives, its hard to find firmware updates as this drive is not listed on the sony website. however, i have not burnt not one coaster yet... really great.



Comments posted by David from Australia, November 12, 2005. Rated this writer 9 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)


Rating
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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