Toshiba SD-R5372 DVD Writer
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1 Datawrite (Printable) 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Dynex 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dysan 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 GQ (Great Quality) 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C16) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 RiData 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Six 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SmartBuy 2.4xDVD+R (PRODISC.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SmartTrack 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Windata 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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This Samsung-Toshiba burner sux anus to the max!!!!!!!!!!
It lasted less than a year and sounded like a 700 vacuum cleaners running @ full suction mode. My computer nearly vibrated of its desk from this piece of scat!!!!! I have so many defective discs from this piece of junk!!! And to add to my misery, I was forced to open a sidepanel and direct a BOX FAN to the drive to prevent it from setting afire!!!!!! Do not buy it unless you are a masochistic person
Comments posted by jerryclark8472 from United States, June 07, 2006. Rated this writer 3 of 10.
Horrible writer. Will not burn faster than 1.3X no matter what media I use. All attempts to contact anyone at Toshiba support have failed miserably. Besides the writing problem it sounds like a freight train.
Comments posted by Rychezilla from United States, December 14, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
Terrible DVD writer; has problems with several media brands, and after a 6 month period of little use, starts messing with the IDE ports, stops recognizing original DVD media, and so on. DO NOT BUY!
Comments posted by Ezequiel from Argentina, November 27, 2005. Rated this writer 2 of 10.
This link shows the improvements achieved with firmware TU56,
for example write support for DVD+/-RDL:
Comments posted by ahlfmo from Germany, August 08, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
Burned and played with most DVD Players. The Media brands used - Office Depot -R 4x, TDK +R 8x, CompUSA -R 2x, Maxell -R 8x, Maxel +R 8x, Ritek -RW 2x, Verbat. +RW 2x. The only thing is this drive shaking quite a bit while it spinned (at high speed). Up to this point, I got every single burned disk worked (burned 20, no problem).
Overall, it is okay for $69.95 (after rebated). This is better than I/O Magic 16x16x8x iDVD16DL, which burned fine, with no errors BUT cannot play with any DVD player at all.
Comments posted by Dan from United States, July 11, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
Actually this burner writes DVD-R at 12x until you update the firmware then it writes DVD-R at 16x.
Comments posted by Lisa from United States, January 17, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
| Column Explanation:
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New comments= New comments since your last visit.
New Writer = New DVD Writer since your last vist.
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.