16x +R - MCC 004

Our 16x DVD+R tests are performed the same way with Verbatim brand media.

16x +R - MCC 004 Write

The GSA-4163B takes 1st place again as it writes a full DVD+R disc in 335 seconds with the DW1640 following this time at 346 seconds. The top two leaders from our last roundup, NEC and Pioneer, came in at 3rd and fourth places with a write time of 354 seconds.

16x +R - MCC 004 Read

16x +R - MCC 004

The DVR-109D produced an unbelievable amount of PI errors on disc, about 1.3 million. We couldn't believe that the unit could even read back the disc successfully on its own. So far, however, there doesn't seem to be any tight correlation between this drive's PI errors and the ability to read back a disc.

We have created ZIP files of the screenshots that we have taken of the Nero CD-DVD Speed and PlexTools benchmarks. Feel free to click on the links below to download them.

BenQ DW1640
LG GSA-4163B
NEC ND-3540A
Pioneer DVR-109D
Sony DRU-720A
Toshiba SD-R5372

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  • sprockkets - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    In a way yes, 23#, where are the pics of the drives and the insides if you like that stuff like the last review? Just a media test?

    If you like verbatim that is Mitsubishi Chemicals. An 8x dvd+r disc from Memorex came up as MBIPG101/R04.
  • valnar - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Compared to the quality reviews CDRInfo.com and CDFreaks.com puts out, this review was next to worthless. Reply
  • vaystrem - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    You're using PlexTools - why no comparison to Plextor DVD burners? Reply
  • semo - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    #17, from what i read, the dw1640 is not yet available in the us (just barely made it to the uk recently). if you really want one you can get the plextor 740. it's a 1640 with a plextor badge (hence the higher price). Reply
  • nserra - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    What no PRINCO media, useless review! Reply
  • yacoub - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    And yeah, FWIW, I only buy Memorex or Sony media, and I usually burn at one or two speed notches below the max listed for the drive. Reply
  • yacoub - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Welcome to rock-bottom competition where items are cheap and completely worth what you pay for them - ie 'not much'. What a pile of crap.

    Also would have liked acoustic tests of the drives - are any of them louder when reading different media? Some drives can be very loud when reading a DVD-ROM and that's bad if you want to play a movie on your PC.
  • danidentity - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Is the DW1640 even available for sale yet in the U.S.? Reply
  • xsilver - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    isnt the errors going to be much lower on a new drive but burning at lower speeds -- I dont think buying an old gen drive is a good idea Reply
  • Bozo Galora - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    I agree - no Tayo Yuden - review is useless.
    I dont need 16X media - I use made in Japan 8X +R Fujifilm TY002 and burn at 16X reliably with Pioneer 108-109 and Plextor 716A.
    8X Fujifilm -R MIJ TYG02 always burns at 12X
    Anyone buying cheap crap Taiwan media deserves what he gets.

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