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Dual Layer/16X DVD+R Roundup @ Anandtech
Posted by: duke on: 11/01/2004 03:02 PM [ Print | 4 comment(s) ]
Anandtech has thrown together a dual layer DVD+R Roundup for those of you curious about which drive to buy.
Beginning at 1X, then raising the bar to 2X/2.4X just like the old days of CD burners, DVD drives have made it to 16X speeds in only a matter of a few years, thanks to the research that the big name companies performed during the compact disc hype. Two competing standards probably don't hurt acceleration development either.Read their roundup over here.
Running on empty
#32553 Posted on: 11/02/2004 05:24 PM
Is it me or is optical storage just not that thrilling anymore? I remember when I first got a 4x SCSI TEAC CD-R only (No CD-RW!) burner and it was so cool to be able to make your own CDs! Now I've got a DVD writer, I can put 4+Gb on a disk, which is very useful and yet fails to set my trousers on fire. It takes 15 minutes to burn a full DVD but I can do other stuff in that time thanks to BurnRite or whatever, so getting it down much below that is a moot point.
Anyone actually have a burning (haha) desire to see DVDs get much faster and, erm, more zingy?
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#32554 Posted on: 11/02/2004 06:48 PM
Personally, the only DVD-ROM I have (never mind writing) is in the laptop I got a little over 2 years ago, and I did not even spec that machine out and purchase it myself, so I have never bought a DVD drive. Not entirely sure what I'm waiting for...I suppose I will eventually get a dual layer DVD burner...it is just that I use my laptop's DVD-ROM so rarely (on the rare occasion I do need to read a DVD, I just access the laptop's drive over the network), I do not see the point to drop the cash on a DVD drive at this point. Who knows? Maybe I will put it off so long that my first DVD drive will support Blu-Ray...
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#32555 Posted on: 11/03/2004 09:47 AM
I actually was excited when I bought my third DVD burner, a new Pioneer Dual layer and external drive hardware. Yes, it's 16x, although the prospect of dual layer is what interests me more.
Why? Because I have four children and many $1000s in Disney DVDs that are continually scratched and/or broken. I have become a master (if I do say so myself) at DVD backup, and the prospect of being able to make ana ctual 1:1 backup for my kids to use and save me time is a big deal to me. Of course, I am in the minority in this regard, but still...
Also, I love making a 4GB image of my hard drive with freshly installed OS and all my crucial programs installed. A Boot DVD as it were.
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#32556 Posted on: 11/05/2004 05:47 AM
I completely empathise with you. I don't have kids but its amazing how well you take care of a DVD personally, somebody ends up scratching it or what not. In my case I have a few brothers and sisters who borrow my films to watch, but never bother to take care of them. Thats not to say they won't offer to replace a dvd if they scratch it, just I tend to say 'it was just an accident' and leave it at that.
A dual layer would be the only thing that would make me upgrade from my single layer that I use presently.
Im told however, that some of the existing dual layer media written with dual layer +dl recorders have problems playing back on standard dvd players because of the booktype that gets set by the recorder.
Personally I cannot wait until dual layer media drops to the price of existing single layer media in spindles. Wouldn't it be fantastic to buy a spindle of 25 ritek dual layer discs for 15 euro
Hopefully in a year or two......
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