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Buffalo Announces Pioneer DVR-111D Based Drive

Postby Ian on Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:43 pm

Nope.. not a typo. The latest drive from Buffalo is based on the Pioneer DVR-111D.

http://buffalo.melcoinc.co.jp/products/ ... 00162.html

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/ ... uffalo.htm

I guess we know why the DVR-110/A10 are being discontinued in some markets.

While the chassis is different, I'm not really seeing a big difference as far as specs go.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:11 pm

Maybe this one WORKS properly? :D
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Postby steven2874 on Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:02 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Maybe this one WORKS properly? :D


Nice slam dolphin! Never pass up an oportunity to badmouth the 110!! Mine has worked "properly" for hundreds of burns.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:07 pm

steven2874 wrote:Nice slam dolphin! Never pass up an oportunity to badmouth the 110!! Mine has worked "properly" for hundreds of burns.


Wait til you see my review of the ASUS DRW-1608P2. Works fine for single layer media but DL is ugly.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:46 pm

I pulled most of these specs from Buffalo's website. Aside from faster DVD-RAM and slower DVD-Video read speeds, are there any other differences between the DVR-110D and DVR-111D?

http://buffalo.melcoinc.co.jp/products/ ... index.html

DVD Writing Speeds:
DVD+R: 16x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD+R DL: 8x
DVD-R: 16x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-R DL: 8x
CD-R: 40x
CD-RW: 32x

Read Speeds:
DVD-ROM (Single Layer): 16x Max
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer): 12x Max
DVD±R: 12x Max
DVD±RW: 8x Max
DVD±R DL: 8x Max
DVD-Video: 5x Max
DVD-RAM: 5X Max
CD-ROM: 40x Max

Could this be the first drive from the joint venture between TEAC and Pioneer?
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Postby TCAS on Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:57 pm

Look like the drive has a drawback for reading "DVD-Video" only at 5X Max? unless this would be corrected later on with f/w upgrade.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:59 pm

TCAS wrote:Look like the drive has a drawback for reading "DVD-Video" only at 5X Max?.


Pioneer's earlier drives were the same way. The DVR-110D was the only one with riplock removed. I got that spec from the press release.. it could be wrong.
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Postby TCAS on Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:02 pm

I wonder why the drive does not come with either Labelflash or Lightscribe since majority of Manufacturere adding these functions?.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:23 pm

steven2874 wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Maybe this one WORKS properly? :D


Nice slam dolphin! Never pass up an oportunity to badmouth the 110!! Mine has worked "properly" for hundreds of burns.


Sure it has its' moments and areas that work great. But it's not a competitive drive compared to what's on the market. I'm not JUST talking burn qualtiy either, or even burn speed. The drive was just slow in general. Slow in media support, slow in burning media (but MUCH better then previous Pioneers) and slow in reading discs. And the quality between drives varied so much it would make LiteON blush! (and yes, maybe you have a good drive! but that doesn't make the whole line good).
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Postby Scour on Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:14 pm

Ian wrote:
Wait til you see my review of the ASUS DRW-1608P2. Works fine for single layer media but DL is ugly.


Hope for a soon release :)

Pioneer have some great drives, but they are sometimes very slow when it comes to support specific media
Benq DW 1640, LG GH-20N, Pioneer BDR-208
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