its new 8x DVD dual format optical disc drive. It
is compatible with all current formats, including DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW
media and CDs.
The drive features 8x DVD+/-R writing, 4x DVD+/-RW rewriting, 40x
CD-R writing, 24x CD-RW rewriting, 40x CD-ROM reading, 32x CD-RW reading and
12x DVD-ROM reading. Buffer underrun protection is also supported.
E-IDE/ATAPI, MMC compliant
|Disc Data Capacity
|Disc Data Capacity
CD: 74min/650MB, 80min/700MB
|Supported Media for Writing
DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, CD-R, CD-RW
DVD: DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM,
CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM,
CD-ROM XA, CD-Extra, CD-I, Mixed-Mode CD, Video CD, Photo CD, CD-TEXT,
Bootable CD, CD-R,
Track at Once, Disc at Once, Session at Once, Multi-Session,
Packet Writing (Variable & Fixed), Multi-track Reservation
DVD+/-R: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x
DVD+/-RW: 1x, 2x, 4x
CD-R: 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x
CD-RW: 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x
DVD+/-R max: 8x
DVD+/-RW max: 6x
DVD-ROM max: 12x
CD-RW max: 32x
CD-ROM max: 40x
|Data Transfer Rate
||DVD: 160ms (12x) CD: 130ms
||2 MB with Buffer Underrun Protection
||Tray loader, dust sealed
||Digital and Analogue output
||41.8mm x 145.8mm
The drive uses a 2MB buffer memory store and supports RAW DAO 96 writing
(CD). The drive does not support Mount Rainier writing feature or CD+G
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) and that's the reason for the 4 times left in the screenshot
- The drive
european retail package includes a leaflet which contains information
about the LiveUpdate Program and a disc support list, a software CD with
NERO OEM Suite
and a CD with the CyberLink Multimedia Pack including PowerDVD, Power Producer
and MediaShow. Included also are an internal
analogue audio cable
as the mounting screws.
The drive's front panel's color is white.
On the tray loader at
left we can see the DVD dual logo and a 8x sign at the right. Below
from left to right we can also see the power led, DVD R/RW logo, RW DVD+ReWritable
logo, ultra Speed
Compact disc Rewritable
logo the emergency eject hole and the eject
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 drives PCB and chipset are manufactured by Toshiba.
The main chipset is manufactured by Mediatek.
The device was connected to our test PC and was identified
as "DVDRW IDE1108" under
WinXP. All tests were done with firmware revision B118.
The following pages include test
results for the BTC drive, in comparison with the Toshiba SD-R5272 and the
since both have about the same specifications as the Toshiba.