Cdfreaks presents the ASUS DRW-1608P review
This drive is based on the popular Pioneer DVR-109.Questions/comments can be made in this thread.Thanks!
Note about firmware 1.55 & 1.57: While it is true that Pioneer released firmware revisions 1.55 & 1.57 a few months ago, ASUS did not make 1.57 available until August 22nd 2005, when this review was already completed. 1.55 was never released.
Nice review of a nice drive
Another world class review. Thanks Wes
The drive produces some amazing burns but I'm personally disappointed by, ZCLV burning for some speeds, no settable bitsetting for all plus media and the rip lock.
note that the riplock can be unlocked by flashing the 109 with the A09XL firmware, then using Pioneer's Quite Drive Performance Utility to set the drive to Performance mode. Also, drive is made region-free if flashed with TDB's firmwarehttp://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=36169