Sony AW-G170S, AW-Q170S

The Sony AW-G170S is a clone of the AD-7170S (supports DVD-RAM)
The Sony AW-Q170S is a clone of the AD-5170S (no DVD-RAM)
For PATA version (AW-Q/G170A): http://club.myce.com/f86/sony-aw-g170a-aw-q170a-192059/
For original Optiarc version (AD-5170/7170/7173): http://club.myce.com/f86/optiarc-ad-5170a-s-ad-7170a-s-ad-7173a-s-190476/

Verbatim +R 16x
MCC004 @18x
Burn time: 05:24

Verbatim +R 16x
YUDEN000T03 @18x
burn time: 05:36

Mitsubishi -R 16x
MCC03RG20 @18x
burn time: 05:30

RICOH +R 16x
RICOHJPNR03 @16x
burn time: 06:06

Is there any improvement or just a coincidence that no PIF spikes appear
during the four tests? :wink:

So what do you make of this drive, is it a good drive…sorry donno how to interpret these scans(apart from quality score :stuck_out_tongue: )

The burn quality is excellent. I think it’s a good buy. :stuck_out_tongue:

ps : RICOHJPNR03 @ 16x is very well done, most writers don’t handle it well.

Is it possible to control the read speed of this drive? Under Vista Media Center, this drive is just way too loud while watching movies.