All you have to do is one click, and then the drive will take care of the rest, ensuring top burning quality for your media. By looking at the screenshot above you can see that while Pioneer’s new drive can read and write to most DVD formats, it does not support technologies like LightScribe or Labelflash. Sign up to our Newsletters Join our daily or weekly newsletters, subscribe to a specific section or set News alerts Subscribe. While still not as fast as the other drives, it had no problems reaching a maximum speed of However, it can be enabled using the utility shown below.

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More information about text formats. CD-R burning – Verbatim 48x 7. In the end, installing the DVRD was very easy.

DVRD – Internal DVD/CD Writer | Pioneer Electronics USA

What code is in the image? The drive Pioneer sent us for this review was manufactured in May of and had firmware 1. Leave this field blank. By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and analog audio output connector.

– Pioneer DVRD 20x DVD±RW – Reviews

For this test I used Pure Funk. While they were able to provide a copy of the operating instructions, the drive did not come with anything else. Bloke sues Adobe after greedy ‘clean cache’ wipes files Ex-Microsoft manager sues former coworkers and Windows giant over claims of sex assault, gender discrimination.


In fact, dvr-1116d optical storage industry probably wouldn’t be where it is today without them. PCs, NAS, workstations, enterprise, surveillance.

While there isn’t an RPC-1 firmware available for the drive, there is a utility available that can make the drive region free. At this speed, it took the drive less than five minutes oioneer write an entire 4.

Pioneer DVR-116D

Optimal Writing Speed Technology 9. Each benchmark test has been run three times.

Keep reading as we find out. However, some companies, including Pioneer, have developed proprietary technologies which they claim enable them to exceed this speed. By default the drive’s jumper comes set to master.

The drive had no problems playing back these movies with either program and was fairly quiet. From start to finish, the entire process took only dvvr-116d few minutes. While the DVRD was able to recognize the disc correctly, it would not read beyond the 94 minute mark.

The sample was manufactured on May in China. So what about writing quality?

Pioneer DVR-116D multi-format DVD rewriter

Pioneer’s new DVD writer definitely doesn’t get any bonus points for looks. While Pioneer has begun to introduce drives based on the Blu-ray Disc format, they haven’t abandoned the DVD quite yet. This includes an extensive list of specs as dvr-11d as a few diagrams showing all of the buttons and connectors on the front and back of the drive.


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While still not as fast as the other drives, it had no problems reaching a maximum speed of The DVRD claims 20x speeds using media rated for 16x use. While not as fast as the other drives, it had no problems reading all types of media at its rated speeds. The Register – Independent news and views for the tech community.

We do this so all tests can be compared reliably. I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. Unfortunately, there were a few cases where the writing quality could have been better.