Pioneer DVR-A08XLA 16x DVD±RW review @

Posted by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Ian from
CDRLabs took some time to test a Pioneer DVR-A08XLA and posted the results
on his website. This drive in an enhanced version of the Pioneer DVR-108
and features some of the fastest DVD reading and writing speeds available
such as 16x DVD-R and DVD+R and 4x DVD+R dual layer. Overall the drive perfomed
pretty well:

Like some of the other DVD writers we’ve looked at
recently, the DVR-A08XL can write to both DVD+R and DVD-R media at 16x. At
this speed, it took the drive less than 7 minutes to write an entire 4.7GB
DVD. While a big improvement over Pioneer’s 8x DVD±RW, it wasn’t nearly as
fast as the CAV enabled writers from NEC and MSI. Nevertheless, the
DVR-A08XL performed pretty well with other types of recordable media. The
drive had no problems holding its own with DVD+RW and DVD-RW media and,
thanks to its 4x DVD+R DL writing speed, it took less than 27 minutes to
burn an entire 8.5GB DVD.

Nevertheless also this drive isn’t perfect and has some
things that deserve some extra attention of the Pioneer engineers. If you would
like to find these out and want to read the entire
then head over to CDRLabs.

Our review on this drive can be found here, discuss this
drive in our Pioneer
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