BTC DRW 1004IM DVD Writer

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BTC DRW 1004IM


OEM:
BTC
Chipset:Mediatek
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
4xDVD-R CLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
4xDVD+R CLV
4xDVD+RW CLV
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EIDE, 2MB
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$200 6.6/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
3 Bulkpaq 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datasafe Media 1xDVD-RW (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic Red 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V3) 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 1xDVD-R (4M SYS 202C1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fortis 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 1xDVD-R (LD01........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 1xDVD-RW (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Infosmart 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Intenso 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Knight 4xDVD-R (Dvsn........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Lögik 8xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Matrix 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Medianca 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 2xDVD-R (CMC MAG.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 1xDVD-RW (ProdiscDVDRW) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MMore 1xDVD-R (MBI.........) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MMore 4xDVD+R (MBIPG101R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Packard Bell 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PC Club Generic 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.010) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Pioneer 2xDVD-R (MCC 00RG200) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 2.4xDVD+RW (RITEK...001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 1xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Primeon 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 2xDVD-RW (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Quixo 1xDVD-R (Auvistar....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Record 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Ricoh 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ricoh 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 RiDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Shintaro 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD+R (POMSA0010R.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Sky 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 1xDVD-RW (JVC/VictorT7) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD-R (SONY04D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sunstar 1xDVD-R (.F`.........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2xDVD-R (MCC 00RG200) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) / Pastel Disc 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I dont know if this is the same writer I was given for Xmas 2006 Best I can trace its an IDEH16X/DVDRW 2016.

Made by BTC a bigger load of C**P you could buy I first had an external version of this and it trashed my PC fool that I am I got an internal one thinking it would be better no chance.

I upgraded the firmware tonight and now nothing at all at least previously it used to give me some kind of a burn that would be recognised by my DVD home player now nothing.

I would NEVER recommend one of these to anyone BTC is as much use as a plastic frying pan they ignore all emails and requests for help.

If anyone can advise me then please do so I have left my email public for conatct


Comments posted by Alun from United Kingdom, February 16, 2007. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I have had this drive for over 7 months now and have burned over 100 DVD's with no problems. I placed the device in a Plumax 525c2 external USB 2.0 cabinet. I have tested Memorex 4x -R, +RW, and -RW 1x media, along with TDK 4x -R, GQ -R and FujiFilm 4x -R. All worked like a charm


Comments posted by Roger from United States, October 13, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Excellent writer,one thing.....don't blame the writer blame bad media!


Comments posted by Roley from South Africa, May 10, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I have one since Dec (10 weeks) and it had performed flawlessly on 3 different kinds of media (DVD R+ & RW+s) and 3-4 CDRs & RWs. I like the high CD R burning & reading speed, low noise & smooth operation. Got it for a great price, can't ask for more.


Comments posted by fwd1 from United States, February 28, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Not very good writer at all. Steer clear.. waste of time and money.


Comments posted by Citizen from United Kingdom, February 22, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





crap


Comments posted by motumbo from Italy, February 19, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





T HERE IS A SITE CDRFREAKS . COM UNDER BTC FORUMS THERE IS A BETA BITSETTING PROGRAmALSO LOTS OF INFO ON MEDIA AND SETTINGS FOR THIS DRIVEALSO A BTC REP YOU CAN EMAIL FOR PROBLEMS ABOUT THIS DRIVE I PERSONALLY HAVENT HAD ONE PROBLEM WITH THIS DRIVE BURNED MOVIES DVD SHRINK DVD XCOPY DCS 1 PLUS MANY CDRWS JUST KEEP FIRMWARE UPDATED


Comments posted by ERNIE from United States, February 14, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





My previous comment on PRODIS media (-R) disk turning up as coasters was the problem with the media.

On closer inspection all disks had smears, dust particles and circular scratches on them !!

Took them back to BestBuy and got my money back.
Now using G04 Riteks and not a problem
Very happy with the drive, have burnet over 80 DVDs so far.

All from MiniDV and some from Hi8 tapes (Pinnacle to make the DVD image and Roxio to burn.


Comments posted by manukreddy from United States, February 11, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Bought this drive over a month ago, used about 7 different types of dvd media on it ranging from no name crap to verbatim -r and memorex +r, used all different types of cd media (burnt about 40 - 50 disks both dvd and cd so far) and so far had 1 coaster (a verbatim -r) had no problems reading and dvd shrink burns perfectly with it. only reason I mark this down 1 point from 10 is because as yet it does'nt support bitsetting (which I need for my wharfedale standalone to change +r to -rom) Read loads of bad comments about this drive and only thing I can suggest is YOU are doing something wrong. Geez I use a pIII 500MHZ with 256mb ram (thats lower than recomend)

Here we have a saying, A bad worksman always blames his tools.

P.S Marco hurry the f*** up with bitsetting please :)


Comments posted by Kahoopla from United Kingdom, February 10, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I don't understand what all the negativity is about. I have used several media brands (Sony, Nashua, Philips) and all worked just fine. The only problem I had was with Datawrite Classic Red -R (=Princo). But Princo itself sucks! 3 out of 9 are doomed to fail on any drive. Read the papers and do your homework before you buy cheap disks. You want quallity, buy quallity! But don't blame the drive for it. This drive is okay! Comparing the price it is equal to ie: NEC 1300a (which doesn't swallow as much media brands as this drive), so it is a close match with well known brands of writers. I rest my case.


Comments posted by Rohan from Netherlands, February 07, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





No prob's so far though would not cooperate at all with Nashua dvd+RW discs. The RiDATA that came with it was fine as are Packard Bell. Paid 87.96 GBP inc'VAT


Comments posted by scrums from Other, February 06, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Using the 1004 with 48 fw.
Bought memorex dvd-r 4x disks with "Prodis cS03" media code.

It produces only coasters. Any ideas?


Comments posted by manukreddy from United States, February 01, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Excellent....with new Firm 0.48......i had 10 very old....maxell rewritable music cd's....no way to use them anymore....calibration error almost with any burner......now.....they work!!!!..I can use them with the BTC!!!!....Great!!!..I love this 1004im!!!!!


Comments posted by Mika Hack from Italy, January 30, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Writing :
DVD+-R : 4x
DVD+-RW : 2x - they wrote it could write DVD+RW at 4x but it was not really true.
CD-R : 40x
CD-RW : 24x
Reading :
CD-ROM 40x
CD-RW 32x
DVD-ROM 12x
Those values are checked (I've used Smart ripper and Nero). The values was not "exactly" as i wrote but it should be max values this drive can do with.
I've bought it for about 125 USD (about because the recalculation) in a regular shop.


Comments posted by tomekb from Poland, January 28, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Got this as a rebadged ('Emprex') drive from Fry's for $80.

After installing and flashing with the latest firmware, it seems to burn DVD-R and +R just fine. A couple of coasters, but I think it may be due to user error or media quality (used Fry's GQ brand - LEADDATA01 - which has a questionable reputation).

Using DVD Shrink, I backed up about 20 movies in reauthor mode and they all play fine.

This is my first DVD burner and overall it seems to be fine for the price.

CD-R burning seems inconsistent WRT media. I have some 12x media that burns fine at 24x; OTOH, some 32x labelled media won't burn unless the drive is listed as 24x in Nero.

It could just be a Nero issue.


Comments posted by fluffster from United States, January 27, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Excellent drive! Cannot fault it. Great price and very reliable!


Comments posted by Dave Robson from Other, January 20, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I've the emprex DVD-4x All Ok with firmware 0.48
Medianca pure quality burn at x4 ok
and Jamba! at x2 ok


Comments posted by wallygator79 from Other, January 16, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





this Drive is aldo sold as:
Digital Research DDVDRW4D
Mediagear DRW 1004IM
I/O Magic IDVDRW4D


no difference between them at all. they even use the same firmware.


Comments posted by Enilanzer from Other, January 15, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





I realy dont understand all this negative coments out there, i got my BTC now for over 5 months and it works and works and works, till now i busted not one disk.
Great writer.


Comments posted by Wechtler from Other, January 15, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I cant say how terrible this drive is... there are no words... From what I've experienced and read from this forum, this drive is VERY unreliable and you are more likely to win 1000 000 euros in the lottery than getting this drive to work!! Yes, it's that bad. I cant write a single DVD with this drive, I've tried 10 different types of DVD-R's, DVD+R's, DVD-rw and DVD+rw, none get recognized by the drive. Nero just keeps saying, that there is no media in the drive!!!

I bought it from Saturn, Germany for 109 euros. Thought it was a big bargain, but ended up with Chinese shit in my hand. DON'T BUY IT!!!!


Comments posted by Angry from Other, January 13, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





Bought @Fry's for 89$. Has worked great so far.
Created over 30 DVD-Rs Memorex 4x (MID=CMC MAG AF1).
Two coasters so far (1 my error, otherone unknown).
FW 47.


Comments posted by manukreddy from Other, January 08, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





DVD+RW speed is 4x not 2x (tested on Philips 010)

Persist compatibility problems with PRINCO DVD-RW and TDK CD-RW 12x 700MB


Comments posted by Marco Castellese from Other, January 07, 2004. Rated this writer 6 of 10.





Bought BTC drive in november and had some problems with cheapo blank DVD-Rs,I've upgraded firmware to version 048
on Christmas Day sent to me by Marco from BTC on Christmas Day!,great drive and GREAT servic from BTC.


Comments posted by Tom from Other, January 03, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.







Comments posted by Prozac from Other, December 30, 2003. Rated this writer 2 of 10.







Comments posted by Gav from Other, December 30, 2003. 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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