Preview: Speer DL 16824
This drive supports 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD±RW writing and 2.4x DVD+R9 DL writing technology, allowing dual layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written.
Translated from German to English with Babel Fish.
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These are the specifications of this drive, found on the retail box:
'Type - Internal type
'Interface - ATAPI
'Supported Media for writing - DVD±RW, DVD±R, DVD+R DL, CD-R, CD-RW, High Speed CD-RW
' Writing speed - (DVD-RW) 4x CLV; (DVD-R) 8x Z-CLV (DVD+RW) 4x CLV; (DVD+R) 16x CAV (DVD+R DL) 2.4X CLV (CD-R) 48x P-CAV; (CD-RW) 24x Z-CLV
' Reading speed - (DVD-ROM/DVD±RW/DVD±R) Max. 16x CAV (CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW) Max.48x CAV
' Recording capacity 'ï¿½ (DVD±RW/DVD±R) 4.7 GB (DVD+R DL) 8.5 GB (CD-R/CD-RW) 650 MB 700 MB
' Average access time - 160 ms
' Buffer memory - 2 MB
'Writing mode - DAO (disc at once), SAO (session at once), TAO (track at once) with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn
'Media / Modes supported - DVD single/dual layer (PTP/OTP), DVD-R (3.9GB/4.7GB), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD, Video-CD, CD-I FMV.CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW
'Installation - Horizontal/Vertical
'Power Requirement - DC5V/12V
' Power Consumption - 16W
' Weight - <0.09kg
' Dimensions (WxDxH) - 145 (W] x 41.3 (H) x 170 (D) mm
What's inside the box?
On this page we will take a look at what the drive came shipped with, and take a look at the drive and its technology.
Below you will see the content of the box:
- The drive itself
- Nero Software installation CD
- CyberLink PowerDVD
- Blank Media Liteon 8x DVD+R
- Blank Media Liteon 4x DVD-R
- 4 mounting screws
- Audio cable
- Quick install guide with hotline-support phone no. (German)
- Safety notice
- Quick install guide (Multi language)
Now it's time to take a look at the drive itself:
A standard Lite-On bezel with logos of all the supported writing formats.
On top of the drive we found two stickers, and we can read it was manufactured in by Lite-On Corp., August 2004.
On the back of the drive there are from the left: 6 undocumented pins, digital audio connector, analogue audio connector, pins and jumper to set the drive to cable select, slave or master, IDE connector, power connector.
We installed the drive without any problems and here is a screenshot from Nero info tool:
Our drive came shipped with firmware BS06, and was later upgraded to firmware BS0C & BS0G. From the screenshot of Nero InfoTool above, we miss Mt.Rainier support and a larger buffer size.
And another shot from Nero Burning ROM:
We do not really find anything alarming here, but Mount Rainier and a larger buffer would have been nice.
But let us continue this preview and see how it really performs.
On the nest page we will take a look at the test machine …………