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Pioneer’s new DVD writer didn’t do as well as some of the other drives in our rewriting tests. However, when scanned by the DW, the PI and jitter rates were higher than we’d like to see. Hopefully, Pioneer can address this in a future firmware update. Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc. By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter. For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: The drive had no problems playing back these movies with either program and was fairly quiet.

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To get the writing times, a 4. While not as fast as the other drives, it had no problems reading all types of media at its rated speeds.

From this information we can see evr-116d the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated. Bundled with the new Optimal Writing Speed technology, the DVRD can adjust the writing speed of every burn, so that the produced disc’s data integrity and quality will be as good as possible.

From there, the manual jumps right into the physical installation of the drive.

– Pioneer DVRD 20x DVD±RW – Reviews

I took the drive out of its bag, left the jumper set to master and installed it on the secondary IDE chain by connecting the IDE cable and power connector. Take a look below. For this test I made a copy of our pressed test CD. If you look at the advanced features, you can see that the DVRD was able to read the CD-Text, subchannel data and lead in but failed to read the lead out section of the CD.

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CD-R burning – Verbatim 48x 7. The Movie on DVD. Their 8x rated media yielded some fairly decent results with KProbe.

pioener I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero. Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities.

Nevertheless, I would have liked to have seen some better installation instructions as well as some information on how to do things like enable DMA. For what it offers, Pioneer’s new DVD writer is surprisingly affordable.

Summary of DVD burning tests, Bitsetting, overburning With this in mind, the DVRD gets an 8 out of a possible 10 for this section of the review. This time around, the drive took dvr-116r little more than 15 minutes to burn MB of data.

By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that it starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 19 minute mark. While this still wasn’t enough to top the other drives, it reached a maximum read speed of Unfortunately, the drive’s bitsetting capabilities are fairly limited.


DVRD – Internal DVD/CD Writer | Pioneer Electronics USA

While they were able to provide a copy of the operating instructions, the drive did not come with anything else. For this review the drive’s firmware has been updated to version 1. Nero CD Speed v4. Pioneer Electronics Pioneer has been a leader in the consumer electronics dv-rw for more than five decades. The disc is over 4GB and single sided.

By looking at the screenshots above, you can see that Pioneer’s new drive starts writing at 7. Samsung’s Next Smartphone foray: While the scratches on the disc had little effect on the drive’s speed, the number of errors was higher than what we’d like to see.

All you have to do is one click, and then the drive will take care of the rest, ensuring top burning quality for your media. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

Pioneer DVR-116D

More information about text formats. Pioneer drives have quite a following among enthusiasts and after having the DVRD in our ‘Labs, it’s easy to see why. There are no large Pioneer logos or anything advertising the drive’s reading and writing speeds.