Nu Tech DDW-082 DVD Writer

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Nu Tech DDW-082


OEM:
QSI
Chipset:Philips
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
8xDVD-R ZCLV
4xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
8xDVD+R ZCLV
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$150 7.6/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Arita 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Copyme 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datasafe Media 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Hyundai 4xDVD+R (IS01....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Kodak 4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Kodak 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MediaRange 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SK 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD+RW (SONY....S11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2.4xDVD+RW (MCC.....A01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 2xDVD-R (TDKG02000000) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tevion 8xDVD+R (Plasmon1C01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Tevion 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Maybe you are interested in some results I have for 3 different DVD+R disks (burned 4482 MB (full disk) all at 4x although for some disks 8x would have been possible). I used Nero CD-DVD Speed 3.50 to analyze the results (the DDW-082 gives PIE/POE/POF errors and Jitter quality results).

From best to worst (avg.PIE(max)(total)/avg.POE(max)(total)/POF/avg.Jitter(max)/Quality Score):

1) RICOHJPN R01 (sold as Sony DVD+R 4x) 3.81(28)(38577)/0.02(4)(109)/0/9.77%(11.3%)/92

2) YUDEN000 T01 (sold as Maxell DVD+R 4x) 4.66(27)(48757)/0.06(8)(659)/0/9.92%(13.7%)/66

3) MCC 002 (sold as Verbatim DataLife Plus) 258.25(2789)(3917552)/11.44(172)(148142)/0/12.34%(19.7%)/0 (no typing mistakes!)

The MCC 002 media burn quality is quite bad... (this is unfortunately the disk supplied together with the drive - so not the best choice to show how good the drive can be) started real good, but from 2.5GB to the end, real bad (although no POF uncorrectable errors - it's a miracle).

If compared to my reference review on the intranet ( http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/138 ), number 1 and 2 switched places (but still have very comparable results), but the MCC 002 is burned unexpectedly bad.

Please understand that I can do only relative quality measurements with my DDW-082 (or any other) drive (all depends on drive hardware/software). But that's fine for me, at least I will be able to choose the best DVD media for my burner, and do regular quality checks on burned DVD's to detect detoriation of data and make a copy before really uncorrectable errors occur.




Comments posted by Erik Jan from Netherlands, November 26, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





I have this drive since some days now. Bought it for several reasons: needed to be able to measure DVD quality (PIE/PIF/POF/Jitter - for CD C1/C2), must be excellent write quality on DVD+R or -R, and not overly expensive.

I mainly use it to put my Digital8 homevideo's on it.

This drive is supported by Nero CD-DVD Speed and DVDInfoPro (both free programs) for measuring writing quality of DVD's (to my surprise, even though more DVD writers are able to give PIE/PIF/POF/Jitter output, not many new (and not many old either) are supported by these programs). By the way, probably the best quality measuring writer/software comes from Plextor but at a price...

I've also read the review from cdfreaks, and up to now I am able to reproduce the very good/excellent writing results with DVD+R/RW disks (since I had an 'old' NEC 1100A able to write only on + disks, I still had some of them in store - bad writing quality by the way, this NEC, I can see now).

I used some Sony DVD+R (mediacode RICOHJPN R01) with excellent results, and a Fuji DVD+RW (RICOHJPN W11)with mixed results (first 500MB of disk up to 120 PIE error spikes (however still way below the 280 limit for a good disk - but I am getting spoiled by excellent burning results already), thereafter very good results, less than 12 PIE error spikes - must be a bad disk...).

According to the review from cdfreaks (http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/138) this burner indeed has less good results with DVD-R. IMPORTANT thing is to look at the media list supported for this burner on their website (http://www.nu-europe.com/Products/DDW082.html -> Downloads) - other people in this review write about brands of DVD's... however it is all about the media-code on the disks... NOT the brand name (for instance TDK has several sources for the optical dye on the disks).

According to cdfreaks, the best DVD+R's for this writer are:
1)YUDEN000T01 (second Revision) - Plextor brand (up to now, could not find it here in the Netherlands)
2) RICOHJPN R01 - only a little bit less excellent results, easily obtainable (Sony DVD+R sold at many shops here, or Ricoh branded red/green jewel case - less easy to get)

For DVD+RW:
1) MKM A02 - Verbatim DataLife Plus (but beware - this brand/type sells also with different dyes from different manufacturers with different (less good) media codes.
2) MCC01RW11n9 - ALSO sold as Verbatim DataLife Plus...
3) RICOHJPN W11 - Fuji (sold at some Combi Markt's)

Beware that some "no-name" brands (bla bla Perfect Quality bla bla) sometimes have an intentionally WRONG (better) mediacode on them, to sell better - this is pure fraud!

Good luck burning!


Comments posted by Erik Jan from Netherlands, November 23, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





NU DDW-082 DVD Drive is great, but at first it was very hard to burn a dvd, I didn't know that I had to format the disc, because the company don't do it for you. and when you open up the tray the inside has a cream color not black like the outside does, but that's ok.


Comments posted by mmm from United States, August 24, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





writes +R fine, but has problem writing -R, have tried memorex, sony,and ritek, ritek go4 having the most errors. if you need -R support, like i do, look for a different burner, and yes i have the newest firmware 375,


Comments posted by capt. goober from United States, August 10, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





Got this drive back in May for about $100 off newegg.com - It has worked great so far... here is the best overall review of the drive I've seen thus far:
http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/138
I hope it helps.


Comments posted by Brian from United States, June 19, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Well gee guess I should have come here first. Generic DVD-r dont work for sure on this burner. I have been scratching head for 5 days now, and out of 10 Generic DVD-r Blanks (Great Quality) I have successfully made 8 coasters! I hear alot about Ritek blanks so that is what I am going to try out. Other than that good burner and good price.


Comments posted by Gerry from United States, June 15, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





I am looking into buying this drive, but clearly there has not been a lot of exposure based on their being only 1 comment to date. There was a very data based evaluation performed on this drive and several others, with this drive being the editor's choice. Here is the link to the review:
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.html?i=2039

I cannot buy the drive local (Phx, AZ) so I would have to do mail order!?! I may settle for another drive, just so I don't have to wait.


Comments posted by Switchback from United States, May 21, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





I have a DDW-081 updated to the 082 via the B370 firmware update.

It is a good writer, but is flaky with generic DVD-R disks. The DVD-Rs I bought from www.maplin.co.uk fail to burn correctly (even with the withdrawn 372 firmware) - Nero goes through the motions of burning, but the discs are coasters. They worked fine with my old NEC drive, though.

Fine with other, branded, discs (Verbatim).

Would I recommend this DVD burner. Yes. It is stupidly cheap, and the support from Nu Tech is excellent. They actually bother to respond personally to your emails.


Comments posted by Nelly from United Kingdom, April 29, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.




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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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