it s seems the rare reviews of the DVR 108 were made with a bad firmware. If you visit official Pioneer’s site you ll discover that they wrote the burner produce a dvd in 4.5 minutes at 16X speed.
Avec des vitesses dâ€™Ã©criture Ã couper le souffle, R8 grave les DVD-R/+R simple couche Ã la cadence de 16x soit 4,7 Go de donnÃ©es en un temps records de 4,5 minutes.
I can t imagine Pioneer (same if it was a Sony-Plextor-Benq-Toshiba…) write that if the 108 is unable to burn faster than in 7mn as we can read it on japaneses sites.
It doesn t mean it ll be the fastest of all 16X. But we can, at least, hope the speed of a real 12X and in -R mode !
You must know too that 45% of DVD+R disk can t be read on a home DVD player at this time. So better wait before kill this product.