First Look at Toshiba SD-R5372V

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#1

This drive is out for quite some time, but user base is small.i do not see
much feedback so far.

recently its predecessor 5372 has got new f/w ver TU56 which adds 5x DL-9 burning to it, and some supposedly ‘improved burning quality on 16x media’.

my Toshiba SD-R5372V is rebadged by Buffalo into DVM-RX16FB.
it comes with f/w ver BA12. ( for SD-R5372 rebadged, the f/w is BA53 and no further updates)


the faceplate is the same as 5372.
my BUffalo package comes with the black face panel, which i think it is really sweet. :iagree:


the drive is still made in Philippines.


#2

the box and the black panel included.


#3


#4

Prodisc 16x dvd+r at 16x (PRODISCR04)


shaky at the end.


bad quality due to jitters errors.


#5

Imation 16x dvd+r at 16x (RICOHJPNR03)

smooth transfer graph


#6

Samsung 16x dvd+r at 12x max (RITEKR04)

difficult to read back


expectedly horrible results!


#7

Fujifilm 8x dvd-r at 12x max ( TYG02)

could hav been better


#8

Fujifilm 8x dvd+r at 12x max (YUDENT02)


#9

CMC 16x dvd+r at 16x (CMCMAGM01)


#10

Philips 16x dvd-r at 16x (MCC03rg20)

test failed


#11

Verbatim 16x dvd+r at 16x (MCC004, spindle of 25)


#12

Prodisc 16x dvd-r at 16x (PRODISCF03)


test failed


#13

Hmm writing quality looks better than the SD-R5372, but appears to still need improvement!
Thanks for the tests!


#14

Verbatim 16x dvd-r at 16x (mcc03rg20)

read back horribly on toshiba itself, but good with nec3540

quality is really bad.


#15

Verbatim 6x dvd-rw at 6x

not as good as most other burners


#16

Digitank 16x dvd+r at 16x (Infomer30)


#17

TDK 16x dvd-r at 12x max (TTH02)


#18

and N0W…
!!!
BA13 from BUFFAL0
!!!
INFO:
http://216.239.39.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=ja|en&u=http://buffalo.melcoinc.co.jp/download/driver/hd/dvm-rx16.html&prev=/language_tools
FILE:
http://www2.melcoinc.co.jp/pub/hd/dvmrx16_fwba13.exe

JUST PUSH BURN!!!..#)


#19

with BA13, i hope for more betterments.
but…

attempting a 8x Ricoh (MIT) DVD+RW
(although BA13 improvement history did not mention anything abt ±RW writing improvement)


#20

Fujifilm 8x DVD+R (YUDENT02)