This gives a more realistic idea of how long it takes to write a CD. From here you can install the bundled software or check out the manuals. It not only had the slowest transfer speeds, its seek times were again higher than we’d like to see. The media provided by Memorex and RiData also performed alright, but not nearly as well as the discs from Verbatim. Pioneer’s new DVD writer went into this test with a slight disadvantage. While not as flashy looking as some of Pioneer’s previous drives, it sports some pretty impressive specs.

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However, by the end of the extraction process, the average and maximum speeds were not as fast as some of the other drives in this test. It took Pioneer’s new drive Ulead Photo Explorer 8. Even then, I would have liked to have seen a little more information on how to do things like enable DMA.

Looking through the specs we can see that this drive has a long list of functions. Of course, Pioneer’s expertise is not limited to just DVD burners. However as was mentioned earlier, that does not make this drive a hopeless cause. This utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc, as well pioner the number of uncorrectable sectors on the disc CU errors.

You won’t find that information in the manual. Unfortunately, you are still forced to install things like Photo Explorer and PictureShow. Pioneer’s new DVD writer performed fairly well when reading pressed media.


Pioneer DVR-R – Review – PCMag India

You are probably going to get varying results from a full data disc to a single layer movie disc. The performance recorded when doing transfer rate tests on single layer DVD-Video discs was nearly the best we’ve seen. With this in mind, the DVR-R gets an 8 out of a possible 10 for this section of the review. Finding media that would work at 16x was not as simple as I would have liked. Take a look below.

Ulead DVD Player 2. By looking at the dcr above, you can see that it starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 20 minute mark. Unfortunately, every drive has its own way of interpreting the media’s quality, so it’s impossible to set an exact set of values which will be true in all situations.

Unfortunately, titles protected by SafeDisc 2. This easy to use software lets you do a number of different tasks. You’re also going to get different results for single and dual layer discs. The total time taken to record the 80min disc was 3: In both cases, the drive took neither the first place nor the last place in our comparison tests. You can drag and drop your video footage directly onto the editing timeline and then add scene transitions, background music, or title effects.

– Features – Pioneer DVR-R 16x DVD±RW – Reviews

According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. While this still poneer enough to top the drive from Plextor, it r1000 no problems reaching a maximum read speed of Memorex Orange 48x 80min 40x CMC 97m26s66f. Some even slow down to read single layer DVD-Video discs. Surprisingly, the media provided by Verbatim was limited to only 4x, even though it had the same MID code as the discs from Maxell.


Pioneer DVR-R100

Even then, I would have liked to have seen a little more information on how to do things like enable DMA. Of course, the DVR-A09XL also started out with less then stellar media support, but was able to catch up to competing drives with the help of several rather crucial firmware updates. Unfortunately, this section is very brief and consists mainly of some written instructions and a single diagram showing how the IDE, power and audio cables should be connected.

Pioneer does make up for this somewhat by including what they call the “Drive Installation In An Instant”. Despite how much alike drives may appear there can be a noticeable difference in performance from one to another.

This small, one page guide takes you step by step through the installation process. The score given is an average of the three.