Saturday, December 20, 2014
Search
  
Most Popular
Hardware Reviews
Optical Storage
WEB Reviews
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 4TB SAS 6Gb/s HDD Review
OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review @ Custom PC Review
Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H
NZXT Phantom 630
Auvio Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review
Corsair H90 CPU Cooler Review
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
Noctua NH-L9i Cooler Review on Technic3D
Breaking News
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million To Settle Case With FCC
New Trojan Targetted Banks Wordlwide
FBI Confirms North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
Apple Responds To BBC's Allegations Over Working Conditions In Chinese Factory
BlackBerry Returns To Cash Flow
Comparison: Quantum Dot Vs. OLED Displays
Toshiba and SK Hynix Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Ahead Of CES
Google Concerned About MPAA's Actions To Revive SOPA
Home > Hardware Reviews > Optical Storage > Combo

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Toshiba SD-R1202 CD-RW / DVD combo

1. Introduction

TOSHIBA SD-R1202 COMBO IDE CD-RW/DVD-ROM - Page 1

- Introduction

This time we will not test another super high speed CD-RW recorder, which we have lately used to see from the most of the manufacturers. Toshiba offers a new proposal, which combines CD-RW recording with DVD reading capabilities. The "Toshiba SD-R1202" IDE CD-RW / DVD-ROM drive does not intent to replace your existing recorder but users could find attractive the idea of a reliable combo drive in their PC.

- The drive

The combo drive supports 16x CD writing, 10x re-writing, 40x (CD) and 12x DVD-ROM reading. The firmware version installed is v.1023 and the cache buffer of the drive is 2 MB.

Nero Info tool also states that the drive can read CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/+RW, Video CD, supports CD-Text and Packet writing, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO 96 and RAW DAO 96 modes.

The drive came with Region code 2 set and the region can totaly change 5 times.

- The package

The retail package includes the SD-R1202 drive, CyberLink PowerDVD software decoder, VOB Instant CD/DVD -- for CD creation and back-up, one piece each of CD-R and CD-RW blank media, IDE BUS and audio cables, mounting screws, an installation instruction manual and a quick start guide.

The generic looking front panel of the drive includes the "DVD-ROM" and "CD-Rewritable" logos. There is also one operation led, the eject button and the headphone input jack/volume selector:

On the back of the drive there are the usual connectors (IDE interface, power), the jumpers for setting the drive as Master/Slave/Cable Select, the SPDIF output connector and 3 jumpers which are not used (factory reserved).

The IDE connection can be run in PIO Modes, DMA Mode 2 (16.6 MB/s), or DMA mode 3 (33 MB/s), depending on what you set in the motherboard's BIOS to run the drive at. There is no way to force the drive into DMA mode via jumpers.

- Installation

Toshiba SD-R1202 was installed as Master in the secondary IDE BUS. The drive worked in UDMA-2 mode and after boot up, it identified itself as the "Toshiba SD-R1202". Under WinXP, DMA was activated automatically.

The drive was a February 2002 model , with v1023 firmware revision installed. The drive supports a buffer underrun protection system, but we are not sure of the exact type. We used Nero v5.5.8.0, InCD v3.24.3, CloneCD v4.0.0.0. beta 21 and NeoDVD v2.6 for the recording tests.




Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message


 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .