LaCie d2 DVD±RW DL external drive with Firewire

 

 

DVD-R media compatibility and write quality:






 



 


Read test done
with modified firmware.


 


 
Read
test done with original firmware.


 
































Brand:


Maxell


Manufacturer:


Taiyo Yuden Company Limited


Code:


TY G01


Disc Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified Speed:


1x-4x


Write Speed:


8x


Write Time:


9m:29s


PI-8 errors Average/Sec:


0.16


PI-8 uncorrectable errors(PO) Avg/Sec:


0.00


Excellent burn! 4x certified media burned at 8x.
Recommended! Overall the best media in this test. Recommended
media.



 


Read test done
with modified firmware.


 


 
Read
test done with original firmware.


 
































Brand:


Memorex


Manufacturer:


CMC Magnetics Corporation


Code:


CMC MAG AF1


Disc Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified Speed:


1x-4x


Write Speed:


4x


Write Time:


14m:20s


PI-8 errors Average/Sec:


2.51


PI-8 uncorrectable errors(PO) Avg/Sec:


0.03


This burn really stressed our DVD-Rom with the modified
firmware. Overall acceptable.



 


Read test done
with modified firmware.


 


 
Read test done with original firmware.


 
































Brand:


Platinum


Manufacturer:


RiTEK Corporation


Code:


RITEK G05


Disc Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified Speed:


8x


Write Speed:


4x


Write Time:


14m:18s


PI-8 errors Average/Sec:


2.55


PI-8 uncorrectable errors(PO) Avg/Sec:


0.01


A good burn, but the LaCie drive wrote this media at 4x,
even though it is certified with 8x.



 


Read test done
with modified firmware.


 



Read test done
with original firmware.


 
































Brand:


Primeon


Manufacturer:


MAM-E Inc.


Code:


MAM 4X G01


Disc Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified Speed:


2x-4x


Write Speed:


4x


Write Time:


14m:19s


PI-8 errors Average/Sec:


1.03


PI-8 uncorrectable errors(PO) Avg/Sec:


0.03


Cheap media (Germany), with some high spikes in
the Kprobe scan. And another torture for the DVD-ROM with the modified
firmware.


 


 


Read test done
with modified firmware.


 



Read test done
with original firmware.


 
































Brand:


PRINCO


Manufacturer:


Princo Corporation


Code:


PRINCO


Disc Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified Speed:


1x-4x


Write Speed:


4x


Write Time:


14m:18s


PI-8 errors Average/Sec:


5.51


PI-8 uncorrectable errors(PO) Avg/Sec:


0.05


The cheapest media in our DVD-R test, the Kprobe scan might
look bad. The DVD-Rom with the modified firmware would not read the media higher
then 9x
.


 



 


Read test done
with modified firmware.


 



Read test done
with original firmware.


 
































Brand:


SONY


Manufacturer:


Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation


Code:


MCC 01R G20


Disc Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified Speed:


1x-4x


Write Speed:


8x


Write Time:


9m:30s


PI-8 errors Average/Sec:


1.49


PI-8 uncorrectable errors(PO) Avg/Sec:


0.00


A good burn on this 4x certified media which LaCie wrote at
8x. The kprobe scan is good. Recommended.


 


 


Read test done
with modified firmware.


 



Read test done
with original firmware.


 
































Brand:


TDK


Manufacturer:


TDK Corporation


Code:


TTG 01


Disc Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified Speed:


1x-4x


Write Speed:


8x


Write Time:


9m:32s


PI-8 errors Average/Sec:


10.64


PI-8 uncorrectable errors(PO) Avg/Sec:


0.01


The Kprobe scan on this media is the worst overall in our
DVD-R media test. LaCie wrote this 4x certified media at 8x. The high spikes in
PO (PIF) are a riddle; could it be a bad batch?


 


 


Read test done
with modified firmware. (Stopped with Read error)


 



Read test done
with original firmware.


 
































Brand:


Verbatim DataLifePlus (Advanced AZO)


Manufacturer:


Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation


Code:


MCC 02R G20


Disc Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified Speed:


8x


Write Speed:


8x


Write Time:


9m:28s


PI-8 errors Average/Sec:


1.07


PI-8 uncorrectable errors(PO) Avg/Sec:


0.00


 


A very
good burn and a recommended media. The reason why the DVD-Rom could not read the
end of the DVD with the modified firmware, was caused by a deep scratch on the
media.


 


 


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