Mitsumi DW-7801TE DVD Writer

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Mitsumi DW-7801TE

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$200 8.3/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Hi Space 2.4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Primeon 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sentinel 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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I've had my Mitsumi burner for about a month and the Media(Maxwell DVD-R) I bought with it didn't work. Should of been more viigilant and looked at the back of the box... Oh, well, but I use Fuji and TDK DVD+Rs mostly. Is their a firmware update?, if so post it please.

Comments posted by Nubian from Other, January 03, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.

I can't get 4X write speeds using Memorex DVD+R 4X discs. Can anyone recommend a good medium that will let me write at 4X using this burner?

Comments posted by Rufus from Other, December 12, 2003. Rated this writer 7 of 10.

I've bought this great burner in Germany for 139,- and this was the right thing.

I've big problems mit Platinum and Verbatim DataLifePlus DVD+RW's
With Primeon DVD+RW i've no problems, it works great

In the case of DVD+R i haven't expected any problems. All Mediums i've tested works fine, also Verbatim and Platinum :-)

Comments posted by DigiPRO from Other, August 13, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.

Hello DVD-burners,

This drive is just OK, there absolutely nothing wrong with it.
I got it for 140 EURO (in holland) at

Using it I found out that MMORE dvd's and Verbatim are just fine.
Burned them without one failure. Using Nero burning rom
Don't use "That's Write" DVD's these discs suck in a - and + burner.
Using a toshiba - burner and the mitsumi + burner.


Comments posted by huib hermans from Other, July 27, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.

I bought this drive for one reason - the price... It only cost me $229.99 Canadian! All other drives were around $400. I figured that even if the DVD writer was horrible I was still getting a DVD reader and decent CD burner (compared to my 2x that I never bother to upgrade) As it turns out the DVD writer works great! I've only have it for three weeks now but I haven't had any problems. Like what was previously said the bundled software isn't anything special but I'm not going to complain about free DVD writing software... Great buy!

Comments posted by Jon Himself from Other, July 24, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.

I've been using the Mitsumi for about a month. Burned 50 or so DVDs with only a couple of coasters which were probably my fault. I've had good results with Verbatim and Fuji DVD+Rs. Only problem I've had is I can't get our Mintek 5830 to play anything from this drive - don't know if it's the media or burner. The disks play in every other DVD set top player I've tried.

I've also had good luck with the included software.

Comments posted by Allen Phelps from Other, May 29, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.

I've been using this drive for about 3 weeks. Only CD-ROM, DVD+RW and DVD+R media have been used, recording only to DVD so far. Speed is acceptable and has met my expectations. Verbatim DVD+RW (DataLifePlus) has worked without fail. Memorex DVD+RW media is spotty, I'm still doing some tests to see if I can get it to write consistently. Fujifilm DVD+R works as well.

The bundled SW wasn't really a big benefit. They include InterVideo's WinDVD Creator (the encoder is horrible and you won't use it for long), Nero Burning, and InterVideo's DVD player. But I bought it for the low price more than anything else so the SW bundle isn't a big deal.

I'm using DVD Complete with great success with this drive. I'd recommend both the program and the drive.

Comments posted by Ski Vid Maker from Other, April 14, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.

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Write support / Read support
= 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.

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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