Asus DRW-1608P2 DVD Writer
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Absolutely amazing, I have a lot of unusable/bad DVD-RW media and these can be erased/written again with this device after several tries with Pioneer A104/A107 and BENQ 1640.
Comments posted by Jorge from Argentina, March 03, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
*** THIS DRIVE DOES READ DVD-RAM ***
Don't worry about the VideoHelp listing saying that it dosen't, take a look at the specs on the Asus site, or on the retail box itself, OR just get one and try a DVD-RAM disk like I did.
=== REVIEW BEGINS ;) ===
Absoutely stunning drive, does exactly what it says it will do - so far ZERO coasters, has burned seamlessly at maximum speed with all media, and all DVD's burned have played OK on 2 PCs and 2 DVD players available at hand for testing.
This drive is available in NZ for aprox $100-$140NZ, and comes with a pretty comprehensive software package - Nero 6.6 suite and the Ulead DVD Movie Studio suite (finally, Ulead software that isnt totally enrty level! It makes awesome DVD's, great menus etc). One can expect that the software that comes with the drive will vary depending on whether you buy it as retail/oem/this month/ last month etc etc... Best place to buy IMHO is QMB.co.nz via order over the internet for aprox $96 incl GST ...ask for Paul if you want personal assistance.
I have a pile of budget media of various types at my disposal, and will post the test results as they come to hand.
I give this drive a 10/10, for the simple reason that it hasn't given rise to any problems so far, and has done everything that it has said it will do, and CAN do everything except write DVD-RAM (who cares ;) )
Anyone considering buying one of these drives can email me with questions if there's any info you need not covered here... email@example.com
Comments posted by wiredkiwi from New Zealand, December 30, 2005. Rated this writer 10 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.