MSI DR12-A Preview: Still pushing for 12X DVDRby Kristopher Kubicki on July 17, 2004 12:46 AM EST
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Burn Tests DVD+R MediaWe used a few different DVD+R discs to show write quality and speeds.
MCC 003:Here, Verbatim 8X DVD+Rs are burned and read with the MSI DR12-A.
Something appears drastically wrong here. Mitsubishi MCC003 media is some of the best that we can buy; seeing the burner choke on a seemingly easy 8X burn is disappointing. We were anticipating the burner going to 12X on the 8X media, but it looks like we won't even see 8X burn speeds on said certified disc! The disc that we just burned is unreadable in the same drive.
PHILIPS C08:We used store bought Memorex discs for this portion of the benchmark.
Another disc that is unreadable in the same drive. Notice this is 8X media, which recalibrated down to 4X during burning. Below, we tried reading the disc a second time in the same burner.
We had better luck this time - but the disc was barely readable.
The Plextor drive, however, did not fare as well. This is a fairly poor burn.
VDSPMSAB001:Just to keep the benchmark well rounded, we bought some low quality Platinum DVD+Rs from Microcenter.
The MSI drive can just barely initialize the disc, and it certainly can't read it. This burn was so particularly poor that we could not even get the Plextor drive to recognize the disk!
Below are a set of write descriptors that we could find for DVD+R media:
- RITEK R03: 8X
- MCC 002: 4X
- MCC 003: 8x
- CMC MAG F01: 4X
- PHILIPS C08: 4X
- RICOHJPNR00: 2.4X
- RICOHJPNR01: 4X
- RICOHJPNR02: 12X
- SONY D11: 8X**
- VDSPMSAB001: 4X
- YUDEN000T01: 4X
- YUDEN000T02: 12X**