latest DVD rewriter has been already released on the market, promising to fully
cover the mid-user's DVD burning needs. The DVDRW880N
is the European version of the TD Indi880 and supports both DVD+R & DVD-R
TDK features DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW and CD-R/RW recording capabilities, providing
8x multiformat recording speed for both DVD+R and DVD-R media. Buffer
underrun protection is also supported, but it doesn`t support DVD-RAM media.
ATAPI (E-IDE), PIO Mode 4, MW DMA, Ultra DMA/Ultra
|Usable CD Formats
||CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode 1 &2), CD-ROM XA (Mode 2, Form 1, Form 2), Photo
CD, Video CD / Super Video CD, CD-Extra (CD-Plus), CD-I (FMV), CD-Text,
|Usable DVD Formats
||DVD-Video (Single/Dual layer), DVD-ROM (Single/Dual layer), DVD+R, DVD+RW,
DVD-R for General V.2.0, DVD-RW (Ver 1.0 &1.1)
|Writing CD mode:
CD-R & CD-RW: Disc-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Packet
|Writing DVD mode:
||DVD+R/-R & DVD+RW/-RW: Disc-at-Once, Incremental recording,
Multi-Border for DVD-R/RW
|DVD, CD Read Performance
DVD-ROM: 5x-12x CAV(SL) 3x-7x CAV(DL)
DVD+R/-R/DVD=RW/-RW: 3.3x-8x CAV: 4.5-11 MB/s
DVD Video: 2-5x CAV
CD-ROM /CD-R: 17x-40x CAV: 2550-6000 kB/s
CD-RW/ CD-DA: 13x-32x CAV: 1950-4800 kB/s
CD Audio Play: 4x-10x CAV
|DVD, CD Write Performance
DVD-R/+R: 8x, 6x (ZCLV), 4x, 2.4x (CLV)
DVD+RW: 4x, 2.4x (CLV)
DVD-RW: 4x, 2x (CLV)
CD-R: 32x, 24x (ZCLV), 16x, 8x, 4x (CLV)
CD-RW: 16x, 10x, 4x (CLV)
||DVD 140ms, CD 120ms
||2 MB with Buffer Underrun Protection
||Analogue output (Molex connector)
||148.2 (W) x 42 (H) x 190 (D) mm
The drive uses a 2MB buffer memory store and supports RAW DAO 96 writing
(CD). The drive does not support Mount Rainier.
The drive uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change
the drive's region at most 5 times. For our tests, we set the region
code to 2 (Europe).
- The drive
european retail package includes a technical support manual, a quick install
poster, mounting screws, an eject pin and a TDK DVD+R 4,7GB disc. The package
also includes one
CD with Ahead's Nero 6
SE and software manual(pdf ).
The drive's front panel's color is black.
On the tray from
left to right we can see the following: TDK`s logo, the drive`s code number,
DVD R/RW logo, RW DVD+ReWritable logo and High Speed Compact disc Rewritable
Below from left to right we can also see the power led,
the emergency eject hole and the
On the rear panel you can find the analogue and digital audio outputs (SPDIF),
the IDE connector
and the power input.
Removing the screws and opening the drive's cover voids the drive's warranty.
For reference reasons, we post the following pictures. Click on the photos
an enlarged view.
The chipset of the drive is manufactured by Nec, and it is the same with this
one in Nec ND-2500A recorder.
The main chipset is manufactured by Mediatek and it is the same with
most 8x recorders coming from Teac, LiteOn etc.
The device was connected to our test PC and was identified
as "TDK DVDRW880N" under
WinXP. All tests were done with firmware revision 1.31
The following pages include test`s
results from TDK DVDRW880N drive, compared with NEC ND-2500A and PIONEER DVR-107D,
since both have virtually the same specifications with the testing one.