However, by the end of the extraction process, the average and maximum speeds were not as fast as some of the other drives in this test. Some even slow down to read single layer DVD-Video discs. While this still wasn’t enough to top the drive from Plextor, it had no problems reaching a maximum read speed of Having been an industry leader for over five decades, they are involved in all aspects of consumer products. As you can see, there really aren’t a lot of logos either. While it does not look like much, under its black or beige bezel rests evidence of just how much consumer optical drives have advanced in the past few years.

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By default the drive’s jumper comes dve to master. An internal DVD writer is something which is a smart investment with any new computer, and given their prices and usefulness, it almost always make sense to get one.

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Of course, Pioneer’s expertise is not limited to just DVD burners. So what are “good” results supposed to look like? The manuals on the disc go over the features of each application and cover a number of different topics.

By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and analog audio output connector. The media provided by Memorex and RiData also performed alright, but not nearly as well as the discs from Verbatim.

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Is it the fastest DVD writer around? Testing a drive’s DVD writing quality isn’t easy. CD-RW discs weren’t exempt from this problem. Looking at the DVR-R we can see that it is not anything too different from a normal optical drive. From here you can choose the components you want to install. To see how well Pioneer’s new drive can read scratched and dirty discs, I used CD Speed’s ScanDisc utility to see how many sectors were damaged or unreadable.

However as was mentioned earlier, that does not make this drive a hopeless cause.

Pioneer DVR-R100 Operating Instructions Manual Page 22

As you can see, the drive also had some problems reading the disc back. In the transfer rate tests, it started reading at 5. It covers all the basics including how to set the jumpers, hook up the cables and physically install the drive in your computer.

CD DAE pilneer actually designed to be an audio ripping program.

– Pioneer DVR-R 16x DVD±RW – Reviews – all-pages

In the end, installing the DVR-R and the bundled software was pretty easy. The DVR-R started out at about 6. By default the drive’s jumper comes set to master. By default the setup program will pioneeg the entire suite onto your computer. To test rewrite scores, Nero is used again to time how long it takes to write MB of random files and directories.

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Next to the jumper block is the analog audio connector. Hopefully the same will eventually be true for the DVR-R as well.

Sony 48x 80min pionwer Sony 97m24s16f. This is not to say that the drive did not perform up to its specifications. By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that Pioneer’s new drive starts writing at just under 6x and works its way up to just over 16x by the end of the disc.

Pioneer DVR-R Manuals

Pioneeer looking at the scores above you can see that most of the C1 maximums and averages are at reasonable levels. One interesting inclusion is an extensive software bundle. Once on your computer, you can use Photo Explorer’s built in editing tools to crop and rotate your pictures and remove things like red-eye.

A patched RPC-1 firmware can be downloaded here.

Despite how much alike drives may appear there can be a noticeable difference in performance from one to another. This utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc, as well as the number of uncorrectable sectors on the disc CU errors. Imation 24x 74min 24x Verbatim 97m34s24f.