CD Freaks Presents: Optiarc AD-7200A DVD Burner Review

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#1

CD Freaks Presents: The Optiarc AD-7200A DVD Burner Review

You can read the review here

Please feel free to comment on the review in this thread.
We also invite you to submit your own test results and scans in this thread.


#2

Dee - you’re missing “Freaks” in the title :wink:


#3

I would forget my head if it wasn’t screwed on :o


#4

A pleasure to read, Dee. :slight_smile: Lovely as always. :clap:

[I]Randomly noticed typo [/I][I seem to always see the obscure ones :doh:]:
"DVD+R/-R Double Layer writing performance and quality:

Reviewers Note:
The Lite-On [B]LH-A201L[/B] is not able to perform a jitter test on the second layer of a DL disc. We therefore omitted the jitter test in our DL media tests."


#5

Can this drive write at 20x with other discs than YUDEN000 T03 and MCC 03RG20 ?
I would also like to know whitch DVD+R DL discs can be burned at 12x?

Thanks for the review.


#6

Nice product here. I was just going for the samsung sh-203b when i saw this one from Optiarc. Being both an Editors Choice, which one you think i should buy?


#7

[QUOTE=Psh;2013726]Can this drive write at 20x with other discs than YUDEN000 T03 and MCC 03RG20 ?
I would also like to know whitch DVD+R DL discs can be burned at 12x?

Thanks for the review.[/QUOTE]

The Optiarc AD-7200A supports the DVD+R DL/-R DL standard for writing Double Layer/Dual Layer discs with a size around 8.5 GB at a writing speed of 12x. [B]Unfortunately, we didn’t have any media that was supported at this speed.[/B]

Watch out for MKM004.

Dee, nice review! :flower:


#8

What a thrilling review, Dee! It’s been a while since a burner excited me as much. Hope it goes on sale in AU.


#9

[QUOTE=chef;2015173]Watch out for MKM004.

Dee, nice review! :flower:[/QUOTE]

If the information MCSE give me are correct, then MKM004 is not supported at 12x but only 8x.


Media Code Speed Edit V 1.1.0.14
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Firmware: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A 1.052008012200
Bootcode: 
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Overall  supported media types:  764
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DVD+R9   supported media types:   32
DVD+R    supported media types:  185
DVD+RW   supported media types:   36
DVD-R9   supported media types:   17
DVD-R    supported media types:  418
DVD-RW   supported media types:   46
DVD-RAM  supported media types:   30
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DVD+R9   supported media types:   32
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00000000 000-000 2.4x
CMC MAG  D01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG  D02-000 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  D03-064 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  D04-000 8x,6x,4x
FTI      D08-000 2.4x
FTI      R08-065 8x,6x,4x
INFOME   D01-000 2.4x
ISSM     D00-001 2.4x
ISSM     D01-001 8x,6x,4x
KIC00000 D20-000 2.4x
MBIPG101 R10-065 8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R12-000 8x,6x,4x
MKM      001-000 4x,2.4x
MKM      002-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
MKM      003-000 8x,6x,4x
[B]MKM      004-000 8x,6x,4x[/B]
PHILIPS  CD2-000 2.4x
PHILIPS  PD2-000 
PRINCO4X D00-067 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN D01-002 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN D01-067 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R00-001 2.4x
RITEK    D01-001 2.4x
RITEK    D03-001 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    D03-130 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    S04-001 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    S04-066 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    S06-076 8x,6x,4x
UMEDISC  DL1-002 8x,6x,4x
UMEDISC  DL1-064 8x,6x,4x

DVD+R    supported media types:  185
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00000000 000-003 4x,2.4x
00000000 000-003 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
AML      001-000 4x,2.4x
AML      001-001 4x,2.4x
AML      002-000 8x,6x,4x
AML      002-001 8x,6x,4x
AML      003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
BEALL P0 001-000 2.4x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x,2.4x
BeAll000 P40-001 4x,2.4x
BeAll000 P80-000 8x,6x,4x
BeAll000 P80-001 8x,6x,4x
BeAll000 PG0-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  E01-000 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  E01-001 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  F01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  M01-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  M02-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  R01-000 2.4x
CMC Mag  R01-000 2.4x
DATATRAK 001-000 2.4x
DAXON    AZ0-000 2.4x
DAXON    AZ0-001 2.4x
DAXON    AZ1-001 4x,2.4x
DAXON    AZ2-000 8x,6x,4x
DAXON    AZ3-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DAXON    CY3-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DDDessau V10-000 2.4x
DDDessau V20-000 4x,2.4x
DDDessau V30-000 8x,6x,4x
DDT      001-000 4x,2.4x
DDT      002-000 8x,6x,4x
DDT003   003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DKP      000-000 8x,6x,4x
DT-D02   02 -000 4x,2.4x
DT-D02   02 -001 4x,2.4x
DT-D03   004-000 8x,6x,4x
Dvsn+160 001-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
EMDP     000-000 8x,6x,4x
EMDPAZ01 000-000 12x,8x,6x,4x
EMDPZ3   001-000 8x,6x,4x
FTI      016-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
GSC503   H01-000 4x
GSC503   H01-001 4x
GSC503   H02-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
IMC JPN  R01-000 8x,6x,4x
INFODISC R10-002 4x,2.4x
INFODISC R10-003 4x,2.4x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,6x,4x
INFOME   R20-000 8x,6x,4x
INFOME   R30-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
IS01     001-000 4x,2.4x
IS01     001-001 4x,2.4x
IS02.... 001-000 8x,6x,4x
IS03.... 001-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ISSM     001-000 8x,6x,4x
ISSM     003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
KIC00000 S80-000 8x,6x,4x
LD       001-000 2.4x
LD       A02-000 4x,2.4x
LD       M04-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
LD       S03-000 8x,6x,4x
LD       S04-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
LGEP16   001-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
LONGTEN  002-000 4x,2.4x
LONGTEN  002-001 4x,2.4x
LONGTEN  006-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MAM      M02-000 8x,6x,4x
MAM      M04-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MAM4XG01 001-000 4x,2.4x
MAXELL   001-000 4x,2.4x
MAXELL   002-000 8x,6x,4x
MAXELL   002-001 8x,6x,4x
MAXELL   003-000 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R03-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R05-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R05-001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R05-002 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC      001-000 2.4x
MCC      002-000 4x,2.4x
MCC      003-000 8x,6x,4x
MCC      004-000 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MICRON   001-000 8x,6x,4x
MICRON   002-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MJC      003-000 8x,6x,4x
MJC      005-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MPOMEDIA 001-000 2.4x
MPOMEDIA 040-000 4x,2.4x
MPOMEDIA 040-001 4x,2.4x
MPOMEDIA 080-000 8x,6x,4x
MUST     002-000 8x,6x,4x
MUST     002-001 8x,6x,4x
MUST     002-002 8x,6x,4x
MUST     006-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MUST 002    -002 4x
MUST 002    -003 4x
NAN YA   FLX-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
NANYA    ALX-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
NANYA    CHX-000 8x,6x,4x
NANYA    CHX-001 8x,6x,4x
NANYA    CL1-001 8x,6x,4x
NANYA    CLX-000 8x,6x,4x
NANYA    CLX-001 8x,6x,4x
NANYA    DR -000 4x,2.4x
NANYA    DR -001 4x,2.4x
NANYA    RJB-000 4x,2.4x
NANYA    RJB-001 4x,2.4x
NSD      R40-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ODMS     002-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
OPTODISC F16-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OP2-000 2.4x
OPTODISC OR4-000 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OR8-000 8x,6x,4x
OPTODISC R16-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PHILIPS  C08-000 8x,6x,4x
PHILIPS  C16-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
POMSC001 002-000 4x,2.4x
POMSI002 P01-000 8x,6x,4x
POS      R01-000 8x,6x,4x
POS      R05-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PRINCO8X 004-000 8x,6x,4x
PRODISC  R01-000 2.4x
PRODISC  R01-001 2.4x
PRODISC  R02-000 4x,2.4x
PRODISC  R03-000 12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISC  R03-001 12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISC  R03-002 12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISC  R03-003 12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISC  R04-004 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISC  R05-001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
Philips  081-000 8x,6x,4x
Philips  081-001 8x,6x,4x
Plasmon1 C01-000 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R00-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN R00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN R00-002 4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 12x,8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R02-004 12x,8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-004 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK    F16-001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK    F16-012 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK    M02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    M02-002 4x,2.4x
RITEK    P16-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK    R01-001 2.4x
RITEK    R02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    R03-001 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    R03-002 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    R03-003 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    R04-001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK    R05-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK    R05-012 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SAST     S01-000 4x,2.4x
SKC      P16-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SKC      P80-000 8x,6x,4x
SKYMEDIA R03-000 8x,6x,4x
SONY     D01-000 4x,2.4x
SONY     D11-000 12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY     D21-000 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TDK      001-000 4x
TDK      002-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TDK      002-001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TDK      003-000 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ULTRAN   202-003 8x,6x,4x
ULTRAN   212-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
VANGUARD 001-000 8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 001-001 4x,2.4x
VDSPMSAB 001-002 4x,2.4x
VDSPMSAB 002-001 8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 004-001 8x,6x,4x
VIDEOLAR 002-000 8x,6x,4x
VIDEOLAR 003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
VIVA     002-000 8x,6x,4x
WFKA11   211-000 8x,6x,4x
WINGSHIN 001-049 8x,6x,4x
YUDEN000 T00-000 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T01-000 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 4x
YUDEN000 T02-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
YUDEN000 T02-001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
YUDEN000 T03-000 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
Yi Jhan  004-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x

DVD+RW   supported media types:   36
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CMC      W01    2.4x
CMC MAG  W01    2.4x
CMC MAG  W02    4x
CMC MAG  W03    8x,6x
DAXON    D42    4x
DAXON    W81    
INFODISC A01    2.4x
INFODISC A10    4x
INFOME   A20    
MBIPG101 W03    2.4x
MBIPG101 W04    4x
MBIPG101 W05    
MCC      A01    2.4x
MKM      A02    4x
MKM      A03    8x,6x
NANYA    DRW    4x
NANYASC  DRW    2.4x
OPTODISC OP1    2.4x
OPTODISC OP4    4x
OPTODISC OP8    
PHILIPS  010    2.4x
PHILIPS  041    4x
PHILIPS  RW8    8x,6x
PRODISC  W01    2.4x
PRODISC  W02    4x
PRODISC  W03    
RICOHJPN W01    2.4x
RICOHJPN W11    4x
RICOHJPN W21    8x,6x
RITEK    001    2.4x
RITEK    004    4x
RITEK    008    8x,6x
SENTINEL W01    2.4x
SENTINEL W02    4x
SONY     S11    4x
SONY     S21    

DVD-R9   supported media types:   17
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CMC MAG. AD4    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AD8    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG.ADC     8x,6x,4x
FTI RGD08       4x,2x
JVC-RD40        4x
JVC-RD81        8x,6x,4x
MBI 05RD30      8x,6x,4x
MCC 02RG20      6x,4x,2x
MKM 01RD30      6x,4x,2x
MKM 03RD30      8x,6x,4x
MKM 04RD30      12x,8x,6x,4x
MXL RGD02       8x,6x,4x
PRINCORDL05     4x
RITEKP01        4x,2x
RITEKP02        8x,6x,4x
TYG11           8x,6x,4x
TYG12           8x,6x,4x

DVD-R    supported media types:  418
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1FUJIFILM       2x
2FUJIFILM       2x
3FUJIFILM       2x
4FUJIFILM       2x
4M SYS 202C1    4x,2x
5FUJIFILM       2x
80SONY-R0       4x,2x
AML             4x,2x
AN31            4x,2x
AN32            4x,2x
AN33            4x,2x
AN34            4x,2x
AN35            4x,2x
AUVISTARM01     4x,2x
Auvistar        2x
BeAll G00001    2x
BeAll G00002    2x
BeAll G00003    2x
BeAll G00004    2x
BeAll G00005    2x
BeAll G16001    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
BeAll G40001    4x,2x
BeAll G40002    4x,2x
BeAll G40003    4x,2x
BeAll G40004    4x,2x
BeAll G40005    4x,2x
BeAll G80001    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG.        2x
CMC MAG. AE1    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AE2    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AE3    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AE4    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AE5    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AF2    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AF3    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AF4    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AF5    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AM1    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AM1    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AM2    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AM2    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AM3    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AM4    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AM4    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AM5    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. CO.    2x
CMC MAG.AF01    4x,2x
CMC MAG.AF02    4x,2x
CMC MAG.AF03    4x,2x
CMC MAG.AF04    4x,2x
CMC MAG.AF05    4x,2x
CMC00RG200      2x
CMC00RG201      2x
CMC00RG202      2x
CMC00RG300      2x
CMC00RG301      2x
CMC00RG302      2x
CWG01           
CWG02           
CWG03           
CWG04           
CWG05           
DATA TRACK      2x
DATA TRACK      4x,2x
DAXON 4x        4x,2x
DAXON004        4x,2x
DAXON008        8x,6x,4x
DAXON008S       8x,6x,4x
DAXON016        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DAXON016S       16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DDD DVDR        2x
DDT 02RG20      8x,6x,4x
DDT RG003       16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DDTRG001        4x,2x
DDTRG002        8x,6x,4x
DDTRG003        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DDTRG004        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DDTRG005        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DKMZ01          8x,6x,4x
DKMZ01          8x,6x,4x
DKM_01          4x,2x
Dvsn            4x
Dvsn A001       4x,2x
Dvsn-160        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
Dvsn-80         8x,6x,4x
EDM 01          4x,2x
EDMA01          8x,6x,4x
EDM_02          8x,6x,4x
ENGAGE 01       8x,6x,4x
FORNEX101       4x,2x
FTI RG16        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM02      4x,2x
FUJIFILM02      4x,2x
FUJIFILM03      8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM04      18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM05      18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM06      18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM07      18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
GSC001          2x
GSC001          4x,2x
GSC001          4x,2x
GSC002          2x
GSC002          4x,2x
GSC002          4x,2x
GSC003          2x
GSC003          8x,6x,4x
GSC003          4x,2x
GSC004          2x
GSC004          8x,6x,4x
GSC004          4x,2x
GSC005          2x
GSC005          16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
GSC005          4x,2x
GSC006          16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
IMC JPN R01     8x,6x,4x
INFODISC-R01    4x,2x
INFODISC-R20    8x,6x,4x
INFOMEDIAR20    8x,6x,4x
INFOMEDIAR30    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
INFOSMART01     4x,2x
INFOSMART02     4x,2x
INFOSMART02.    8x,6x,4x
INFOSMART03     4x,2x
INFOSMART03.    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
INFOSMART04     4x,2x
INFOSMART04.    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
INFOSMART05     4x,2x
INFOSMART05.    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
INTERSOMPGPS    4x,2x
ISSM     01     4x,2x
ISSM    R02     16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ISSM R01        8x,6x,4x
KDTTC1-TPCP2    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
KDTVVV          8x,6x,4x
KIC 00RG200     2x
KIC01RG080      8x,6x,4x
KIC01RG160      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
KIC01RG20       4x,2x
KIC01RG21       4x,2x
KIC01RG22       4x,2x
KIC02RG20       4x,2x
KIC03RG20       4x,2x
LD              2x
LD01            2x
LD02            2x
LD03            2x
LEADDATA        2x
LEADDATA S03    8x,6x,4x
LEADDATA S04    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
LEADDATA01      4x,2x
LEADDATA02      4x,2x
LEADDATA03      4x,2x
LEADDATA04      4x,2x
LEADDATA05      4x,2x
LGE             2x
LGE04           4x,2x
LGE05           4x,2x
LGE06           4x,2x
LGE07           4x,2x
LGE08           8x,6x,4x
LGE16           16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
LONGTEN 001     4x,2x
LONGTEN 002     4x,2x
LONGTEN 003     8x,6x,4x
LONGTEN 004     8x,6x,4x
LONGTEN 005     8x,6x,4x
LONGTEN 009     4x,2x
Lead Data       2x
MAM4XG01        4x,2x
MAM4XG02        4x,2x
MAM4XG03        4x,2x
MAM4XG04        4x,2x
MAM4XG05        4x,2x
MAM8XG01        8x,6x,4x
MAM8XG02        8x,6x,4x
MAM8XG03        8x,6x,4x
MAM8XG04        8x,6x,4x
MAM8XG05        8x,6x,4x
MAMSXG01        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBI             2x
MBI 01RG20      4x,2x
MBI 01RG21      4x,2x
MBI 01RG22      4x,2x
MBI 01RG40      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBI 01RG50      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBI 02RG20      4x,2x
MBI 03RG20      4x,2x
MBI 03RG40      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBI 03RG50      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBI03RG30       8x,6x,4x
MCC 00RG200     2x
MCC 01RG20      4x
MCC 02RG20      12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC 03RG20      20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC 04RG20      20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC 05RG20      20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC 06RG20      20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCI4XG01        2x
MCI4XG02        2x
MCI4XG03        2x
MCIG01          2x
MCIG02          2x
MCIG03          2x
MEI 00V001      2x
MEI 00V002      4x,2x
MEI 00V003      4x,2x
MEI 00V004      4x,2x
MJC M005        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MJC ME          8x,6x,4x
MUST 001        4x,2x
MUST 002        4x,2x
MUST 003        8x,6x,4x
MUST 004        8x,6x,4x
MUST 005        8x,6x,4x
MUST 006        8x,6x,4x
MUST 007        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MUST 008        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MUST 009        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MXL RG01        2x
MXL RG02        2x
MXL RG02        4x,2x
MXL RG03        2x
MXL RG03        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MXL RG04        18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MXL RG05        18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MXL RG06        18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MXL RG07        18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
NAN YA A01      8x,6x,4x
NAN YA F02      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
NANYA-JC001     4x,2x
NANYA-JC002     4x,2x
NANYA-JC003     4x,2x
NANYA-JC004     4x,2x
NANYA-JC005     4x,2x
NSDR40          16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
OCTOPLUS        4x,2x
OMP 4KG001      4x,2x
OMP 4KG002      4x,2x
OMP 4KG003      4x,2x
OMP 4KG004      4x,2x
OMP 4KG005      4x,2x
ONIDTECH        4x,2x
OPTODISC        2x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCK001    4x,2x
OPTODISCK002    2x
OPTODISCK002    4x,2x
OPTODISCK003    2x
OPTODISCK003    4x,2x
OPTODISCK004    2x
OPTODISCK004    4x,2x
OPTODISCK005    2x
OPTODISCK005    4x,2x
OPTODISCR004    4x,2x
OPTODISCR005    4x,2x
OPTODISCR006    4x,2x
OPTODISCR007    4x,2x
OPTODISCR008    8x,6x,4x
OPTODISCR016    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
POMS3A          8x,6x,4x
POSG04          4x,2x
POSG05          4x,2x
POSG06          8x,6x,4x
POSG07          8x,6x,4x
POSG08          16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
POSG09          16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PRINCO          2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO         2x
PRINCO         2x
PRINCO         2x
PRINCO         2x
PRINCO         2x
PRINCO8X01      8x,6x,4x
PRINCO8X02      8x,6x,4x
PRINCORGM1      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISCG02      2x
PRODISCG03      2x
PRODISCG04      2x
PVC001001       2x
PVC001002       2x
PVC001003       2x
PVCR001002      4x
PVCR001003      4x
PVCR001004      4x
PVCR002001      4x
PVCR002002      4x
Plasmon LV3     4x,2x
Plasmon LV4     4x,2x
Plasmon LV5     4x,2x
Plasmon LV6     4x,2x
Plasmon LV7     4x,2x
Plasmon-Gen     2x
Plasmon1A       8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF01      8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF02      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF03      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF04      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF05      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS03      4x,2x
ProdiscS04      8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS05      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS06      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS07      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS08      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS09      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF1         16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF2         16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF2         16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF3         16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF4         16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF5         16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKG01        2x
RITEKG02        2x
RITEKG03        2x
RITEKG04        4x,2x
RITEKG04  01    4x,2x
RITEKG05        8x,6x,4x
RITEKG06        8x,6x,4x
RITEKG07        8x,6x,4x
RITEKG08        8x,6x,4x
RITEKG09        8x,6x,4x
RITEKM02        4x,2x
RITEKM03        4x,2x
RITEKM04        4x,2x
RITEKM05        4x,2x
RITEKM06        4x,2x
RITEKM16        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    4x,2x
SKC M801        8x,6x,4x
SKC MF01        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SKC MF02        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SKC MF03        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SKC MF04        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SKC MF05        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY            2x
SONY04D1        4x,2x
SONY04D2        4x,2x
SONY04D3        4x,2x
SONY04D4        4x,2x
SONY04D5        4x,2x
SONY08D1        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY08D2        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY08D3        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY08D4        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY08D5        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY16D1        18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TAIYOYUDEN      2x
TAROKO-MX4      4x,2x
TAROKO-MX8      8x,6x,4x
TCLDS01         8x,6x,4x
TDKG010000d9    2x
TDKG02000000    2x
TDKG03000000    2x
TDKG04000000    2x
TMI001.2003     4x,2x
TMI003          16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TMI8X001        8x,6x,4x
TTG01           4x
TTG02           8x,6x,4x
TTG03           8x,6x,4x
TTG04           8x,6x,4x
TTG05           8x,6x,4x
TTG06           8x,6x,4x
TTH01           16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TTH02           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TTH03           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TTH04           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TTH05           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TTH06           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG01           4x
TYG02           12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG03           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG04           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG05           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG06           18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ULTRAN102       8x,6x,4x
UME01           8x,6x,4x
UME02           16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
UTJG01001       2x
UTJG01002       2x
UTJG01003       2x
UTJG02001       2x
UTJG02002       2x
UTJG03001       2x
UTJG03002       2x
UTJR001001      4x,2x
UTJR001002      4x,2x
UTJR001003      4x,2x
UTJR002001      4x,2x
UTJR002002      4x,2x
UTJR003001      4x,2x
UTJR003002      4x,2x
VANGUARD        4x,2x
VANGUARD01      8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 01     4x
VDSPMSAB 02     8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 03     8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 04     8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 04     8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 05     8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 05     8x,6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 06     8x,6x,4x
VIDEOLAR 02     8x,6x,4x
VIDEOLAR 03     16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
VIVASTAR        2x
WFI A16001      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
WFI A16002      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
WFI A40001      4x,2x
WFI A80001      8x,6x,4x
WINGSHING04     4x,2x
Yi Jhan 001     4x,2x
Yi Jhan 002     4x,2x
Yi Jhan 003     4x,2x
Yi Jhan 004     4x,2x
Yi Jhan 005     4x,2x
YiJhan003       8x,6x,4x

DVD-RW   supported media types:   46
------------------------------------------
CMCW02          2x
CMCW03          4x
CMCW04          6x,4x
DAXON_RW2X01    2x
INFOMEDIA       2x
INFOMEDIAA20    4x
INFOMEDIAA30    6x,4x
JVC/VictorT7    1x
JVC0VictorD7    4x
JVC1Victord7    6x,4x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
MBI01RWG 20     4x
MCC 00RW11N9    1x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x
MCC 01RW4X      4x
MKM 01RW6X01    6x,4x
MXLRW001M X    2x
OPTODISCK001    1x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCW002    2x
OPTODISCW004    4x
OPTODISCW006    6x,4x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCORW0004    4x
PRINCORW2X01    2x
PVCW000001Q9    1x
PVCW000002A9    1x
PVCW00D002K9    2x
PVCW00V00245    2x
Prodisc DW04    2x
Prodisc DW06    4x
ProdiscDVDRW    1x
RITEK V11       1x
RITEK000V11A    1x
RITEK004V11     1x
RITEK005V11     1x
RITEKW01        2x
RITEKW04        4x
RITEKW06        6x,4x
SONY000000U9    1x
TDK401saku=3    1x
TDK501saku]3    1x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK601saku      4x
TDK701saku      6x,4x

DVD-RAM  supported media types:   30
------------------------------------------
MXL                2x
MXL                3x
MXL                5x
MXL                12x
MXL13             3x
MXL16             5x
MXL17             2x
MXL22             12x
MXL5              2x
MXL6              2x
MXL7              2x
MXL8              3x
MXL9              3x
Matsushita         2x
Matsushita         3x
Matsushita         5x
Matsushita         12x
MatsushitaM01J0001 2x
MatsushitaM01J0002 2x
MatsushitaM01J0005 2x
MatsushitaM01J0008 2x
MatsushitaM01J3002 3x
MatsushitaM01J3003 3x
MatsushitaM01J3004 3x
MatsushitaM01J500  5x
MatsushitaM01JF001 12x
RITEK              5x
RITEK M01         2x
RITEK M02         3x
RITEK M03         5x

And when it comes too 20x supported media, I am dissapointed!
But overall I think this is a gret drive!


#10

Do you really have the need for 20x?
Because i can live, and be happy with 12x or 16x (even 8x) if it burn good.

I forgot to say a thanks to Dee for the review.


#11

[QUOTE=vroom;2016439]Do you really have the need for 20x?
Because i can live, and be happy with 12x or 16x (even 8x) if it burn good.

I forgot to say a thanks to Dee for the review.[/QUOTE]

Need? of course not!
But this drive is sold as an 20x burner, not 12x,16x or 8x!


#12

Thanks for the comments everyone. :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=spykerez;2013758]Nice product here. I was just going for the samsung sh-203b when i saw this one from Optiarc. Being both an Editors Choice, which one you think i should buy?[/QUOTE]The Optiarc AD-7200A burns with better quality. For me that is the most important thing, so i would go for the AD-7200

@Psh
YUDEN000T03 and MCC03RG20 are currently the only media supported at 20x. I would expect more media to be supported at this speed in future firmware updates.

Currently the only DL media supported at 12x is MKM04RD30

Full list below

[B]DVD+R9[/B]
4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 31 00 01 -> [MKM     001  ] 2.4 4.0
52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 52 30 30 01 01 -> [RICOHJPNR00  ] 2.4
52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 44 30 30 01 01 -> [RICOHJPND00  ] 2.4
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 44 30 31 01 01 -> [RITEK   D01  ] 2.4
50 48 49 4c 49 50 53 00 43 44 32 00 01 -> [PHILIPS CD2  ] 2.4
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 44 30 31 00 01 -> [CMC MAG D01  ] 2.4
4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 32 00 01 -> [MKM     002  ] 2.4 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 44 30 31 02 01 -> [RICOHJPND01  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 44 30 31 43 00 -> [RICOHJPND01C ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 33 00 01 -> [MKM     003  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
50 48 49 4c 49 50 53 00 50 44 32 00 01 -> [PHILIPS PD2  ]
49 4e 46 4f 4d 45 00 00 44 30 31 00 01 -> [INFOME  D01  ] 2.4
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 44 30 33 01 01 -> [RITEK   D03  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 44 30 33 82 00 -> [RITEK   D03‚ ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 53 30 34 01 01 -> [RITEK   S04  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 53 30 34 42 00 -> [RITEK   S04B ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 44 30 32 00 01 -> [CMC MAG D02  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 44 30 34 00 01 -> [CMC MAG D04  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
4d 42 49 50 47 31 30 31 52 31 30 41 01 -> [MBIPG101R10A ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
55 4d 45 44 49 53 43 00 44 4c 31 02 01 -> [UMEDISC DL1  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
55 4d 45 44 49 53 43 00 44 4c 31 40 01 -> [UMEDISC DL1@ ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
4b 49 43 30 30 30 30 30 44 32 30 00 01 -> [KIC00000D20  ] 2.4
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 44 30 33 40 01 -> [CMC MAG D03@ ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
49 53 53 4d 00 00 00 00 44 30 30 01 01 -> [ISSM    D00  ] 2.4
46 54 49 00 00 00 00 00 52 30 38 41 01 -> [FTI     R08A ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
46 54 49 00 00 00 00 00 44 30 38 00 01 -> [FTI     D08  ] 2.4
4d 42 49 50 47 31 30 31 52 31 32 00 01 -> [MBIPG101R12  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
49 53 53 4d 00 00 00 00 44 30 31 01 01 -> [ISSM    D01  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
50 52 49 4e 43 4f 34 58 44 30 30 43 01 -> [PRINCO4XD00C ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 34 00 01 -> [MKM     004  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 53 30 36 4c 01 -> [RITEK   S06L ] 4.0 6.0 8.0

[B]DVD-R9[/B]
4d 43 43 20 30 32 52 47 32 30 20 20 52 01 00 -> [MCC 02RG20  ] 2.0 4.0 6.0
4d 4b 4d 20 30 31 52 44 33 30 20 20 60 01 00 -> [MKM 01RD30  ] 2.0 4.0 6.0
52 49 54 45 4b 50 30 31 00 00 00 00 60 01 00 -> [RITEKP01    ] 2.0 4.0
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 2e 20 41 44 34 60 01 00 -> [CMC MAG. AD4] 2.0 4.0
54 59 47 31 31 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 60 01 00 -> [TYG11       ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
4d 58 4c 20 52 47 44 30 32 00 00 00 60 01 00 -> [MXL RGD02   ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
54 59 47 31 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 60 00 00 -> [TYG12       ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
4d 4b 4d 20 30 33 52 44 33 30 20 20 60 01 00 -> [MKM 03RD30  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 54 45 4b 50 30 32 00 00 00 00 60 01 00 -> [RITEKP02    ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
4a 56 43 2d 52 44 34 30 00 00 00 00 60 01 00 -> [JVC-RD40    ] 4.0
4a 56 43 2d 52 44 38 31 00 00 00 00 60 01 00 -> [JVC-RD81    ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 2e 20 41 44 38 60 01 00 -> [CMC MAG. AD8] 4.0 6.0 8.0
50 52 49 4e 43 4f 52 44 4c 30 35 00 60 01 00 -> [PRINCORDL05 ] 4.0
4d 4b 4d 20 30 34 52 44 33 30 20 20 60 01 00 -> [MKM 04RD30  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0 12.0
46 54 49 20 52 47 44 30 38 00 00 00 60 01 00 -> [FTI RGD08   ] 2.0 4.0
4d 42 49 20 30 35 52 44 33 30 00 00 60 01 00 -> [MBI 05RD30  ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
43 4d 43 00 4d 41 47 2e 41 44 43 00 60 01 00 -> [CMC MAG.ADC ] 4.0 6.0 8.0


#13

[B]12x DVD+R DL burn with a modified firmware[/B]

Media RICOH JPN D01c
Firmware 1.05 (modified)

It’s interesting that Optiarc uses a CAV writing method. The burn time is also pretty good.

The disc is readable, but the modified writing strategy doesn’t really suit the media.





#24

Its a great review Dee, I cant wait until its available over here. :flower: Thankyou for your hard work.:clap:


#28

Some posts removed.
@Bob. The TRT debate thread is here.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f96/trt-test-valid-way-testing-readability-disc-240921/
You may have to re-type some replies.


#29

Hi :slight_smile:
Thought I’d already posted here.
Excellent stuff Dee-27. :iagree::bow::clap:
However I had this drive for a week & whilst it was an improvement on past NEC drives that I’ve had.
Still no great shaker.
Each time I try an NEC drive I think that’s it. No more.
The quality just isn’t as good as I get from my other drives.
But I must admit I’m tempted to try a 7203(A/S). :doh:


#30

[QUOTE=zebadee;2016675]Still no great shaker.[/QUOTE]hmmm. Which part of the drives performance doesn’t “shake it” (as you put it)? As i don’t recall seeing any scans you submitted.


#31

Thanks Dee-27, great review as always. :clap:

Just a question; does this drive have a NEC10041 main chip (same as Pio DVR115)?
[BTW, I hope we all know the sata equivalent has the 10044 chipset, linky]


#32

Hi Pinto
The 7200A and 7203A have a MC-10043


#33

[QUOTE=alan1476;2016647]Its a great review Dee, I cant wait until its available over here. :flower: Thankyou for your hard work.:clap:[/QUOTE]

Yeah, Do you know when we can buy it in the US??