CDFreaks' "first look" at the Pioneer DVR-110D with 8x DL writing

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#1

You can find it here: http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/219

Feel free to comment the “1st look” in this thread.


#2

I don’t feel comfortable about manufacturers handling out “new” drives which only bump up one spec. Have a decent read speads, decent cd-r write speeds, great compatibility, perhaps add scanning options, whole bitsetting package, -ram support? that’s a new drive. I couldn’t care less about 8X -R DL, if it’s not packaged with more features, or at least way better compatibility or burn modes


#3

1)Your 16X -R CDSpeed screencaps are weird, both are showing 11X end recording speeds. Both the Sony and Verbatim discs…

2)You got BSKB? Sweet! How is it?


#4

What is a CD+RW on page 4? :smiley:

DVD+RW at 8x was not accomplished
Try Ricoh. Those are the only ones supported at 8x on the DVR-A09


#5

so where are the Ritek +DL tests? I’m assuming they failed miserably them?

the 110 seems to be an excellent drive though, benq has some competition now :clap: . Oh and nice review Jan70 :slight_smile:


#6

Interesting that almost all the sites selling this drive list the following specs:

Maximum Write Speed:

16X CAV DVD-R / +R
8X Zone CLV DVD-R DL (Dual Layer), +R DL (Double Layer)
8x CLV DVD+RW
6X CLV DVD-RW
5X Zone CLV DVD-RAM
40X CAV CD-R
32X Zone CLV CD-RW
Maximum Read Speed:

16X CAV DVD-ROM (Single Layer)
12X CAV DVD-ROM (Dual Layer), DVD-R / +R
8X CAV DVD-RW / +RW, DVD-R DL and +R DL
5X Zone CLV DVD-RAM
40X CAV CD-ROM and CD-R
32X CAV CD-RW

And yes, this is what’s listed for the 110-D version at ZipZoomFly and others, NOT the D-less 110.
False advertising or mere confusion?


#7

Hello!

Great drive again from Pioneer :slight_smile:

Please make very soon a review with many writing-quality-tests :smiley:


#8

Hey, I’m a new member to this place… :slight_smile:

Seems like I was lucky. I live in Canada, and this morning I went to the usual shop I go to to get myself some NICs for my new Linux server.

Much to my surprise, I saw a bunch of 110Ds there for sale at 70$ CDN. I figured it was time I got something to replace my 105, so I got it.

Seems like I was lucky (or something), since these drives are pretty new…

So far I’m liking it, and I can’t wait till I can get my hands on updated firmware! :slight_smile:


#9

I have been burning DL+R Ritek Datasafes for ages on a 109. I have never had a problem and can’t understand why the 109 review had problems.

I am still pleased with my 109 and can’t seem to see much difference, except for RAM writing on the future drive and 8x DL speeds.


#10

Thanks for this, jan70!

More and more scans coming up so we can have an idea of what quality the drive is able to perform. :wink:


#11

Verbatim DVD-R 8x:




#12

Wow, thats a great scan


#13

I was hoping Pioneer would offer bitsetting for SL media with their new drive. Don’t guess they will ever offer it.


#14

no, they have their own -R media too far up their arse and won’t ever give a pooh about the +R camp.


#15

Some media that is not supported at its rated certified speed with the current firmware 1.08:

DVD+R:

[ul]BenQ DVD+R 8x (DAXON AZ2) is supported at max 4x
[li]DataWrite Titanium DVD+R 8x (PRODISC R03 (003)) is supported at max 4x
[/li][li]Emgeton DVD+R 8x (INFOME R20) is supported at max 4x
[/li][li]FujiFilm DVD+R 16x (PHILIPS C16 (001)) is supported at max 4x
[/li][li]Memorex DVD+R 16x (CMC MAG M01) is supported at max 8x
[/li][li]MMORE DVD+R 16x (MBIPG101 R05) is supported at max 12x
[/li][li]Ricoh DVD+R 16x (RICOHJPN R03 (004)) is supported at max 12x
[/li][li]Swisstec DVD+R 8x (Plasmon1 C01) is supported at max 4x
[/li][li]Traxdata DVD+R 8x (RITEK R03 (001)) is supported at max 4x
[/li][li]Traxdata DVD+R 16x (RITEK R04) is supported at max 4x[/ul]
[/li]
DVD-R:

[ul]DataWrite Titanium DVD-R 8x (CMC MAG.AM3) is supported at max 4x
[li]Emgeton DVD-R 8x (INFOMEDIAR20) is supported at max 4x
[/li][li]NewStar Digital DVD-R 8x (INFODISC-R20) is supported at max 4x
[/li][li]Samsung DVD-R 8x (OPTODISCR008) is supported at max 4x
[/li][li]Sky Media DVD-R 8x (Plasmon1A) is supported at 4x
[/li][*]Traxdata DVD-R 16x (RITEKF1) is supported at max 4x[/ul]


#16

Taiyo Yuden DVD-R 16x:




#17

Taiyo Yuden DVD-R 8x @ 12x:




#18

Great burns :slight_smile:


#19

Yeah! :smiley:


#20

Made in … ?