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

16x -R - MCC 03RG20 16x +R - Ritek R04


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  • JetBlack69 - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Any information about how loud the drives where while reading the discs? I'm in the market for a DVD burner and I'd like a drive that's quiet. Reply
  • semo - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    btw, any news on the nec 4550a? Reply
  • semo - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    no taiyo yuden media tests?

    i personally don't like 16x media. tyg02 dye burned on the dw1640 @ 8x give really good results. i think you can also overspeed to 12x.
  • keitaro - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Okay, so we see the latest generation of drives with their latest firmware installed. However, tested with only a handful of medias? How about comparing those to that of Taiyo-Yuden discs? It'd be interesting to see how they stack up when compared to the more commonly affordable discs. Reply
  • gdtaylor - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    I'm still waiting for affordable Dual Layer media. Reply
  • Calin - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Looks like the past of the burners was great, their present is... well, see #3
    I think there is no reason to wonder, as I payed three years ago one and a half ($100) for a Teac CD burner that worked perfectly than for the LG 4160 burner that has strong media preferences
  • IceWindius - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Hah, I love my Plextor 716A with the newest firmware that does 6x DL burning. Reply
  • HDTVMan - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    It most certainly can be crappy media from Ritek. Since they changes their media to AZO their media is crap. Look at the inner ring and notice that there is media seperation from poor manufacturing. The sad part is they were great started to sell like mad then went shotty but people still buy them. If you want reliable DL media buy Memorex or even better Verbatim. I will never buy another Ritek disc after a near 100 pack nightmare. One disc even seperated completely down the middle. Sad Pure Sad. Reply
  • sprockkets - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    The NEC model 3540 says on newegg it can do 8x DL. They list the older 3520A model for $38.

    No error graph for the 2.4x DL on reads for the NEC drive?
  • marcuri - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    when the hell are we going to see burners that can do 8x DL? been waiting for one of those for awhile..... Reply

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