Pioneer DVR-K16 or NEC ND-6750A Slim Burner

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#1

I can’t decide between these 2 drives. I have no need for the Pioneer’s DVD-RAM burning. All I would like to know is which one is a better burner in general.


#2

Anyone have any imput. I want to order one of these today.


#3

Hi (first post)

I just got today the Pioneer DVR-K16 for my Dell Latitude C810. It seems fine, except that my old DVD-Burner software (Easy CD creator basic 5.3.5v) doesn’t work with this one (it’s too new I think). I may have to upgrade it. I haven’t tried to burn CDs, but it is recognized as a CD burning device

It spins a bit fast, sometimes when insert a CD with a .avi file inside. Plays DVDs reasonably well. Reads data (from CDs).


#4

Well. I decided on the NEC ND-6570a. Thanks for no help people. There is not much info on these drives anyware. I hope I made the right choice.


#5

Good luck with your drive! Keep posting information about it. It’s the only way to create a database - someone has to start it.

Regarding my drive the Pioneer DVR-K16, it was built on Feb 2006 according to the label on the top, hence is very new. Only programs made after or aroud that date have a good chance to recognize it.

As I said in my post above, no burning program that I already had was capable to burn DVDs on my Pioneer DVR-K16. So, I downloaded and installed “Deepburner” (listed at the “free software thread here”). It worked fine burning one DVD-R (4.7 Gb). Now, I’m going to try a regular CD-R (700Mb).

Also I experimented a bit of a hissing noise when playing anything that had audio (either a .avi, .wav, or cd-audios) on the cd-audio channel. I don’t have an idea exactly why, but it never happened with my then-working Toshiba drive. Perhaps somebody can help increase the knowledge there. To avoid the noise, I just muted such channel; it’s a workaround, but because all my cd audios do rip well to mp3s (I just tested, Audiograbber), hence no problem :).


#6

My NEC drive was a sinch to install. So far so good. I wish there was modded firmware for it, but oh well. My TYG01 only reaches 6x on it with its’ current FW and it takes 11:35 sec to burn 4.35gb on TY T02. It is also a slowere ripper than the Samsung dvd lightscribe burner I had in it, but atleast it can burn readable discs.

BTW, if anyone wants to know the drive did come set as master. If you have a secondary IDE channel it is plug and play. If you don’t then you would have to mod it to cable select.


#7

I am using Deepburner for my Pioneer. So far I created one coaster, as a multisession disk (DVD+R, Benq) that never became readable. I think that was a software fault. I realize that if I set the burning speed “manually” to 8X and not just “max”, multisession disks are created (and read) without problem.

So far so good.


#8

An update of my last post:

I bought a 50 DVD+R 16X Benq spindle (it was on promotion, less than 19 loonies). With Deepburner, I started a multisession data DVD. The first DVD of the pack was a coaster. But the next four were ok. And yesterday (and today’s morning) I became really pissed :a when I made six consecutive coasters trying to burn the same (first) mutisession stuff. The coasters were just plain “D:\ is not accessible” and “Incorrect function” when inserted the DVD to read its contents. (Bad block ID7 in Event Viewer).

I was about to go to the store and buy my old (but expensive) Fujifilm, when I decide to give the brand and drive a last chance. I had to rule out possible unseating of the drive, so I turned off the laptop, removed and replaced the DVD tray, and tightened all the screws. Also I turn off the auto CD insertion notification after rebooting.

Well, I tried one more time and it did work. So, since I didn’t follow the “Ceter Paribus” principle, I couldn’t tell who to blame. But if the same rate of coasters evers repeat, I will run off Benq DVDs in no time so I’ll have an excuse to go and try a new different brand. :slight_smile:


#9

I wouldn’t use multisession on DVD.


#10

Intriguing chef, why is that?


#11

Because it’s not that “good working” as with CD (IMHO).


#12

You mean quality of the burn or efficiency in the use of available space?


#13

More about compatibility with drives/readers and similar.

I would use RWs for such projects.