This means that Pioneer’s new drive is capable of backing up titles protected by SafeDisc 2, including version 2. Pioneer’s new DVD writer didn’t do as well as some of the other drives in our rewriting tests. According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. While they were able to provide a copy of the operating instructions, the drive did not come with anything else. 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 a respectable 3:

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This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are.

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Nevertheless, it was able to write an entire Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d CD in a respectable 3: According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. 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 Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d errors at all.

Using this utility, you can also check the status of the drive and save the optimal writing speed to the drive.

The drive Pioneer sent us for this review was manufactured in May of and had firmware 1. To the left of the jumper block is the analog audio connector. For this test I randomly generated MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD.

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For this review the drive’s firmware has pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d updated to version 1. By pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d the drive’s jumper comes set to master.

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The results are below. InfoTool had no problems detecting the DVRD’s maximum reading and writing speeds, pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. While there isn’t an RPC-1 firmware available for the drive, there is a utility available that can make the drive region free.

dvd-rd This gives a more realistic idea of how long it takes to pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d a CD. At this point, the writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the very end of the session. There are no large Pioneer logos or anything advertising the drive’s reading and writing speeds.

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Pioneer’s new DVD writer definitely doesn’t get any bonus points for looks. According to Pioneer, this function automatically adjusts the writing speed to deliver the best writing quality possible. Like their previous drives, they’ve kept the look of the DVRD very simple. Starting from the left of the Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d connection you’ll see evr jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. However, pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d can be enabled using the utility shown below.

When testing the drive’s capacity I found that the drive was able to overburn up to All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep. Pioneer’s new DVD writer went into this test with a slight disadvantage. This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware. With Taiyo Yuden’s 52x media, the drive started writing at about Written by Karr Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d, dvs-rw utility can be used to test the number of C1 and Dcd-rw errors on a disc.

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The drive writes at this speed until about the 49 minute mark.

All of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too. By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that it starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d about the 19 minute mark.

By looking at the screenshot above you can see that while Pioneer’s new drive pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d read and write to most DVD pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d, it does not support technologies like LightScribe or Labelflash. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool.

While they were able to provide a copy of the operating instructions, the drive did not come with anything else. By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and analog audio output connector.

While this is more than double the time it would take to burn a disc at 20x, the writing quality was considerably better than what we saw in our performance tests.