Plextor PX-716UF DVD Writer
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1 GQ (Great Quality) 8xDVD-R (MUST 003....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (MAXELL..002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (ProdiscF02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Taiyo Yuden 4xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Taiyo Yuden 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Velocity 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 4xDVD-R (MKM 01RD30) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Burned Ridata DVD+R DL disk. Burn was successful at 2.4x speed. Reliable burner. Also burned taiyo disk with no Coasters.
Comments posted by John from United States, June 18, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
I have one of these writers and had a mechanical failure after about 5 months approx. 100 hours. But I still HIGHLY recommend Plextor for their support and replacement if the unit is still in warranty. You call, supplyy the serial number and Mfg Date, send it in, and they ship a no hassle replacement. The failure on this one was a fluke. I've always experienced excellent Plextor drives.
Comments posted by Ray Kundra from United States, May 17, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
All of the websites I've seen, including the manufacturer's website, state that the dual layer writing only applies to +R media, not -R media. The description above is incorrect.
Comments posted by stefanie from United States, February 15, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.
Had this burner for a week now and it has produce flawless burns. So Far using Maxell 8x dvd-r and Verbatim 8x Dvd-r and My previous burner Sony DW-18A starting to crap out on me after 2 months of use. The Sony was giving me skips and stutters when movies played on my New Samsung HD-941 player.
With Plextor, not a single skip and stutter with the this player. Plextor is a great product! Highly recommended!!
Comments posted by john from United States, January 09, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Bought this yesterday. Installation was a breeze. there is updated firmware and Plextools software that I haven't installed and probably won't for a while. Installed on a Compaq Presario R3360US notebook with a 3.0 ghs processor.
I've burned approximatey 30 Taio Yuden -R's without a hitch. I also have a Sony DRU-500AX which works OK but the Plextor PX-716UF is by far superior.
Comments posted by ted york from United States, December 31, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
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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.