While they were able to provide a copy of the operating instructions, the drive did not come with anything else. It started out at about 6. Unfortunately, this section is very brief and consists mainly of some written instructions and a single diagram showing how the IDE, power and audio cables should be connected. More concerning was the DVRD’s writing quality. To test rewrite scores, Nero is used again to time how long it takes to write MB of random files and directories. In the transfer speed tests, the drive started reading at

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This greatly reduces compatibility problems, especially with older DVD players. While this still wasn’t enough to top the other drives, it reached a maximum read speed of About Privacy Contact Us. Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select.

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The region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore. While there isn’t an RPC-1 firmware available for the drive, there is a utility available that can make the drive region free. When testing the drive’s capacity I found that the drive was able to overburn up to The DVRD gave us some mixed results in this test.


Samsung Releases New Flash Laptop. Pioneer’s new drive was also fairly quick when reading dual layer discs. More concerning was the DVRD’s writing quality. Unfortunately, the drive’s bitsetting capabilities are fairly limited.

By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all. If you’re wondering how the jumpers should be configured or how to do things like enable DMA, you’re out of luck.

Like their previous drives, they’ve kept the look of the DVRD very simple.

This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD. So what are “good” results supposed to look like?

Pioneer DVR-116D

The error rates stayed within acceptable limits when tested with KProbe. By reading these discs back at this speed, pionewr can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter.

While the Pioneer DVRD has a few rough spots, it performed pretty well throughout most of our tests.

Dimensions W x H x D mm. However, when writing at 10x, the drive took about 15 minutes to burn 8GB of data. Using this utility, you can also check the status of the drive and save the optimal writing speed to the drive. According to Pioneer, this function automatically adjusts the writing speed to deliver the best writing quality possible. According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. The Phantom Menace using Nero Showtime.

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The media types, along with the average time it dvdd-rw the drive to write our 4. InfoTool had no problems detecting the DVRD’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. Nevertheless, it was able to write an entire MB CD in cvr-116d respectable 3: For this test I made a copy of our pressed test CD.

To the left of the jumper block is the analog audio connector. CD-R burning – Verbatim 48x 7.

DVRD – Internal DVD/CD Writer | Pioneer Electronics USA

However, its writing quality was very good. To prevent buffer underruns, it has a KB pjoneer that is backed up by some sort of buffer underrun technology.

This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: