Unfortunately, its seek times were not as low as some of the other drives. While CPU, memory, OS and other variables don’t often make a huge difference, there are some nonetheless. All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep. According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. For this test I used Pure Funk.

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Summary of DVD burning tests, Bitsetting, overburning The drive Pioneer sent us for this review was manufactured in May of and had firmware 1.

Pioneer DVR-116D

This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes.

This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD. Dvdrw, when scanned by the DW, the PI and jitter rates were higher than we’d like to see.

In the transfer speed tests, the drive started reading at The Movie on DVD. Take a look below. Using this utility, you can also check the status of the drive and save the optimal writing speed to the drive.

For these tests, Optimum Write Speed was left disabled. Nevertheless, its writing quality was 116s good. We do this so all tests can be compared reliably.


While best known for their audio and video products for the home and car, dvx-rw no stranger to the world of optical storage. Unfortunately, when scanned with the BenQ DW, there were a number of cases where the error rates were quite high.

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. The sample was manufactured on May in China.

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The error rates stayed within acceptable limits when tested with KProbe. Unfortunately, there were a few cases where the writing quality could have been better. Optimal Writing Speed Technology 9.

CD-RW burning – Verbatim 24x 8.

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It fires off eight different applications using scripts. At this point, the writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the very end of the session.

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However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool.


All of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too. More concerning was the DVRD’s writing quality. 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.

I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests.

CD-R burning – Memorex 48x 6. This time around, the drive took a little more than 15 minutes to burn MB of data. For whatever reason, it also took poneer than 6 minutes to read the data back. I took the drive out of its bag, left the jumper set to master and installed it on the secondary IDE chain 116d connecting the IDE cable and power connector.

Samsung Releases New Flash Laptop. While Pioneer’s new writer had no problems reaching this speed in our tests, it was still the slowest out of the four drives here.