DVR-112 vs. different USB/IDE chipsets

Hi,

for some reason :eek:, I am now a fresh owner of a DVR-112D :bigsmile:

Since all my IDE ports are occupied (apart from a Promise controller), the drive has to be used externally.

I tried these units:

[ul][li]Jmicron based USB/IDE/SATA converter
[/li][li]External enclosure with Genesys Logic GL811E04 chipset
[/li][li]External enclosure with Cypress AT2 chipset[/ul]
[/li]To test the performance, I simulated an 18x burn using a Panasonic branded TYG03 disc.

Here are the results:

Here’s my result with a Prolific PL-3507 based enclosure connected by FireWire:

…and here’s another one.

Please note the ridiculous total burn time (over 11 minutes) caused by many long pauses in the burn. This drive doesn’t play well with PL-3507 over FireWire connected to my computer, so I’m using it with USB instead.

[QUOTE=mciahel;1958772]Hi,

for some reason :eek:, I am now a fresh owner of a DVR-112D :bigsmile:

Since all my IDE ports are occupied (apart from a Promise controller), the drive has to be used externally.

I tried these units:

[list][li]Jmicron based USB/IDE/SATA converter[/QUOTE]
[/li]
Hey hey, nice summary & tests.

Which exact Promise & Jmicron based converter do you have?

Hi,[QUOTE=chef;1959083]Hey hey, nice summary & tests.[/quote]Thanks :slight_smile:

Which exact Promise & Jmicron based converter do you have?
Promise PDC 20579 onboard, running as SATA II 150. My SH-S203B did well there apart from DVD-RAM (issue/feature of the W2k version of Panasonic’s UDF driver)

The Jmicron (JM20338 possibly) thingy is a Sharkoon Drive Link. Not very recommended for optical P-ATA drives, since the connectors won’t fit properly :doh:

Michael

thanks very much provice the message.

Thanks mciahel! :flower: