ExtremeTech takes a look at five multiformat DVD recorders

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spacegrass lets us know that the ExtremeTech
website has taken a look at five multiformat DVD
recorders; the Asus DRW-0402P/D, the Iomega Super DVD Writer, the Memorex Dual
Format, the…

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One product test that I would like to see is a comparison for DVD recordable read performance. For example, compare the read speed and random seek time across various DVD+/-R(W)'s in various DVD-ROM and recorder drives. While most DVD-ROM and recorder drives are very good DVD-ROM readers, most are sluggish at reading recordable discs, particularly with rewritable DVDs. It would be nice to see a comparison of various drives to see which ones are best for users of recordable DVDs. For example, my Samsung 816Q and NEC 1100A claims a DVD-ROM read speed of 16x and 12x respectively, but only read recordable DVDs at 6x and 5x max respectively on recordable discs (I tried reading DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW). Some Latptop DVD-ROM drives don’t read recordable DVDs faster than 2x max, particularily the LG brand which would only read DVD+R’s for me. While there are steady improvements on DVD recording speed, no manufacturer seems to care how well or fast their product reads recordable DVDs. :frowning:
[edited by seanbyrne on 07.10.2003 14:17]

Unfair. How can one compare 4x writers with the only 8x writer available on the mass market? J/K :slight_smile: When there are many media that can be written at 8x speed, there is no better choice but Plextor PX-708A. Too expensive in South Korea though.