Memorex were kind enough to send us their latest DVD Burner, the Memorex 16X DDL-IN for review. In this review we will be testing how the Memorex 16X DDL-IN performs with different media types.
The Memorex 16X DDL-IN supports 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 8x/6x DVD+R DL/DVD-R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5GB to be written.
Let us take a look at some of the company information found at the Memorex website
Company History: Since Memorex burst onto the recording scene more than 30 years ago with “Is it live or is it Memorex?” a lot has changed. But with each generation, Memorex continues to remain one of the most widely recognized and respected names in the consumer electronics industry. By bringing to market the high performance products consumers demand, Memorex is a dominant brand in CD and DVD media, optical drives, flash drives and media accessories.
Today, Memorex brand products can be found in over 25 different countries across the globe. At home, in the United States, Memorex media products are carried in 21 of the nation’s top 25 retailers, which represent more than 25,000 retail locations. As the number one retail provider of digital media, Memorex ships nearly a billion CD and DVD discs each year- enough to carpet the entire state of New York!
Not just a media company, Memorex markets a wide range of products that consumers use to capture, save and share all facets of life, from music to memories. Other storage products offered by Memorex include the award-winning line of CD and DVD recorders, a fast growing line of USB flash drives, and a wide assortment of media cleaning, labeling, and organization products.
The Memorex brand continues to thrive, serving as the benchmark for lifelike sound and image reproduction. Is it live or is it Memorex? You decide.
Memorex is the number one provider of digital media, outperforming all other brands of CD and DVD media. 2004 marked the fifth consecutive year in the CD category and third consecutive year in DVDs that Memorex led its U.S. competitors in all blank digital media, in both volume and sales.
Memorex offers a complete line of media accessories, including CD and DVD labeling tools, storage cases, and cleaning products. With the widest assortment of media accessories, Memorex helps you protect and store your memories for years to come.
CD & DVD Drives
Memorex’s CD and DVD drives have been recognized as the industry’s best. Memorex drives have been named Editors Choice by PC Magazine, Editors Pick and Best Buy by PC World, and have consistently been included among the top brands of DVD burners by countless other consumer and technology publications.
For consumers looking to keep important files, music, video or digital photos with them wherever they go, the Memorex family of TravelDrives offers sleek and stylish high performance storage in a flash drive small enough to fit on a keychain. Memorex TravelDrives are ideal for securely taking precious files between home, school, office, or anywhere in between.
If you are interested in reading more company information, please visit: Memorex
Yes, S/P DIF
|148.2 x 42 x 190|
Double Layer (DL), Single Layer (SL)
What’s inside the box?
On this page we will take a look at what the retail drive came shipped with and take a look at the drive and its technology.
The drive supplied was the retail version, and as we can see, we were supplied with the following:
- Memorex 16X DDL-IN drive
- Black bezel with silver tray
- 1 DVD+R 16x disc
- Nero 22.214.171.124 Memorex suite software disc
- 40 wire IDE cable, analogue audio cable
- Fixing screws
- Instruction booklets for Hardware and Software
Box left and right
Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself:
Black bezel with silver tray
The bezel and tray of the Memorex 16X DDL-IN is uniquely styled with a silver tray and black bezel. On the tray we can see the ‘Memorex” logo, a emergency eject hole, a single green coloured LED for read and write (we prefer a different LED colour though for writing) and an eject button.
On the top of the drive we found one label, and we can see that the drive was made in Malaysia, dated December 2005.
On the rear of the drive starting from the left, we can see a digital audio connector, analogue audio connector, jumpers for cable select, slave, and master; IDE connector, and finally the power connector.
Now it’s time to take a look at the bundled software suite.
The main support disc
Installation screen splash for support disc
Memorex Suite (Nero) screen splash
As we can see from the above screenshot, the Memorex main support disc contains:
Nero Express 126.96.36.199
Nero Recode 2
Nero Tool Kit
Nero Vision Express 3
But let us continue this review and see how the Memorex 16X DDL-IN really performs.
On the next page we will take a look at the test machine, the software, and the drive features…………