Asus DRW-1608P DVD Writer

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Asus DRW-1608P


OEM:
Pioneer
Chipset:NEC
40xCDR CAV
24xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
6xDVD-RDL CLV
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
6xDVD+RDL CLV
DVD-RAM
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BD-RE DL
HDDVD-R
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HDDVD-RDL
HDDVD-RWDL
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40xCD
16xDVD
BDROM
HDDVD
EIDE, 2MB
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$60 8.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Bulkpaq 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 EMTEC 4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP4) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 2.4xDVD+RW (SENTINELW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Extreme 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD-RW (CMCW03......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Iomega 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Konco Professional 8xDVD-R (POSG06......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Platinet Media 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 8xDVD-R (OPTODISCR008) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Traxdata 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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Same friggin' thing with my Asus Writer. Stops dead at 8-10%. Maybe it's benn a problem with the ones they've sent in Romania. Jeez....


Comments posted by Wydarr from Romania, May 29, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





I have this writer for some time now, updated with the latest official f/w from the asus website. I am not that impressed with this burner as it doesn't burn my discs at 8x. The process crashes at 8-10% where the speed changes from 6x to 8x. I use quality media as Verbatim, Memorex and Sony.
6x burning is quite good but low quality media is accepted only at 4x.
My suggestion is to look forward for some other burner as Asus 1608p2 or the older 1604p series.
GL, spaz.


Comments posted by spaz from Romania, December 09, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





I would have to say I love this burner... I can backup my DVD movies and burn them in no time at all.

All my DVD's I burn at 12x takes about 6-8 min to burn 4.4-4.7 gigs to them. "I use maxwell dvd-r's"

for the people saying they only work at 4x its prob because they are trying to copy a dvd right to the dvd burner and the dvd reader is not fast enough.

I have never used this for burning a normal CD since i have an ASUS cd-rw drive that burns at 52x or something like that.

I can't wait for the 16x DVD media to come out.. should put me in the 4-5 min burn range.


Comments posted by Chris from United States, September 02, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Bought some 16x write dvd-r Bulkpaq dark purple dye..
only write at max 6x
not impressed...



Comments posted by craig from United Kingdom, August 16, 2005. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





I have had the Asus 1608P for a few days now and it is great. First I updated to the newest firmware 1.5 and it writes my fujifilm 8x DVD-R dics at 8x. It writes my Imation 8x DVD-R at 12x. Awesome!


Comments posted by Kit from United States, July 20, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I have this problem too, even wiht firmware 1.40 and 1.50. Only wiht Pioner's firmware DVRA09_FW117EU.EXE 8x accessed but disc not readable


Comments posted by babayota from Ukraine, April 15, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.





I have one big problem with it, it writes CD's only at 4x
with the latest firmware 1.17


Comments posted by KID from Romania, March 30, 2005. 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)


Rating
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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