Artec VPP-8D24Q - Page 1
is a company with a monthly output of approximately 3.5 million optical storage
devices. The company has a wide range of product lines including CD-ROM, CD-RW,
DVD-ROM, Combo, External Combo, External CD-RW, DVD Dual and DVD recorders
for home use, as well as home theatre sets.
The latest internal DVD recorder is the VPP-8D24Q. According
to the manufacturer, this burner supports dual format recording, 8x for DVD+R
and 4x for DVD-R. The recording speeds for rewritable media is 4x and 2x
for DVD+RW and DVD-RW respectively. Below are summarized the features
and the specifications for the drive.
The drive uses 8MB buffer memory. RAW DAO 96 writing (CD) is supported.
The Artec drive uses the RPC-2 Region Control, allowing a user to change
the drive's region at most 4 times. For our tests, we set the region
code to 2 (Europe).
- Retail package
retail package includes a quick installation guide, IDE
and analog audio cables and mounting screws.
Packaged software includes two CD-ROM discs with Sonic RecordNow(v.6.7.0),
Sonic DLA(v.4.60) and InterVideo WinCinema along with multilingual guides.
- The drive
On the rear panel there are
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.
The Artec drive was connected to our test PC and was identified
as "DVD DUAL 8X4X12" under
WinXP, which is the same as BenQ's DW822A recorder. All tests were performed
with firmware revision ATC1.
The following pages include test results for the Artec drive in comparison
with two other dual 8x/4x DVD burners, the Teac DV-W58G and the Optorite DD0401.