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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  • g33k - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Yup, it looks like you might be better off buying a last gen drive. It might take a while for the firmware updates that may improve these drives.

    From the looks of it, NEC and Pioneer are no longer the best drives. BenQ has that title now.
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  • Beenthere - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Doesn't look like ANY of these drives are worth buying with so many errors.

    SOD, DD. Rushed to market CRAP !!!
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  • quadcity - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    "Special thanks to BenQ for supplying us with the DW1640."
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  • nutxo - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - link

    Where did they acquire a benq 1640? Reply

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