Pacific Digital U-30223 8x8 External DVD±RW DVD Writer
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|Pacific Digital U-30223 8x8 External DVD±RW
OEM:Lite-On, NEC or Toshiba
Chipset:Mediatek, NEC or Toshiba
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1 GQ (Great Quality) 2.4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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Fast, reliable, burns most brand DVD+R/RWs and CD-R/RWs I've tried (Memorex, Maxell, GQ). Has problems with GQ 2.4xDVD+RW (cheap Fry's store brand). Burnt DVDs work fine with my Philips and (old) GE player.
Comments posted by ronojoy from United States, September 21, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
Don't use Memorex CDR or DVD's, same with Imation. So far Verbatum is only media I have tried that works in my DVD players (CD-R & DVD+R) playbacks. Not sure why al media works fine with my Sony and not this device.
Comments posted by ed from United States, August 25, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.
bought this because of the faster speed but it runs slower with the same media as my Sony. It also does not burn some DVD's well. A memorex DVD burns fine in my Sony but will not play in my Home DVD if burned on the Pacific Digital. I suspect a media/laser compatibity issue. Will try other media. Attepts to contact Pacific for help have gone unasnwered so far. I should of stuck with Sony..
Comments posted by Ed from United States, August 24, 2004. Rated this writer 5 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.