Pioneer dvr-218l/s18l/218chv/218xlv

The DVR-218CHV uses Mediatek MT1869L chipset

218CHV_1.00
Verbatim -R 16X
TYG03 @22X

218CHV_1.00
Fujifilm +R 16X
PRODISCR05 @18X

218CHV_1.00
Verbatim +R 16X
YUDEN000T03 @22X

Verbatim DVD+R 16X ( MCC 004 )
Purchased from Best Buy 50 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Burn Speed 6X




Verbatim DVD+R 16X ( MCC 004 )
Purchased from Best Buy 50 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Burn Speed 8X




Verbatim DVD+R 16X ( MCC 004 )
Purchased from Best Buy 50 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Selected Burn Speed 12X




Verbatim DVD+R 16X ( MCC 004 )
Purchased from Best Buy 50 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Selected Burn Speed 16X




Verbatim DVD+R 16X ( MCC 004 )
Purchased from Best Buy 50 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Selected Burn Speed 18X




Verbatim DVD+R 16X ( MCC 004 )
Purchased from Best Buy 50 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Selected Burn Speed 20X




Verbatim DVD+R 16X ( MCC 004 )
Purchased from Best Buy 50 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Selected Burn Speed 22X




So yeah, I’m not quite sure what happened here. :frowning:

As you can see. there’s no problem with the drive reading, as evidenced with the TRT in post #5. But burning even halfway fast with halfway decent quality just wasn’t happening.

The fact that there was a smooth TRT going all the way to the max, I think, rules out a possible loose SATA connection. This was burned on a Quad Core computer, BTW.

Perhaps I just got a lemon. I’ll post more with other media, to make sure I didn’t just get a craptacularly batch of Verbatim.

Verbatim DVD+R DL 8X ( MKM 003 )
Purchased from SuperMediaStore.com 30 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Burn Speed 10X




:frowning:


No overspeeding of Verbatim SL 8x either :disagree::frowning:

Will post a scan soon here.


Verbatim DVD+R 8X ( MCC 003 )
Purchased from meritline.com 100 pack
Pioneer DVR-218L 1.00 … Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Selected Burn Speed 8X




DVR-S18L_1.00
Verbatim -R 16X
MCC03RG20 @20X

Pioneer USA also has retail versions DVR-S18M and DVR-A18M, price $46.99 at Newegg.

DVR-S18L_1.00
Mitsubishi +R 16X
MCC004 @22X



S18L_1.00
Verbatim +R 16X
YUDEN000T03 @22X