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In House Review - AOpen DSW1812P 18x DVD±RW/RAM

Postby Ian on Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:32 pm

Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of AOpen's new 18x DVD writer, the DSW1812P. Sporting some pretty impressive specs, the DSW1812P is capable of 18x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. The drive also includes features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds, Super Link buffer underrun protection and an impressive software bundle from Nero.

In this review we'll take a look at some of the features found on the DSW1812P and see how it compares to some of the 16x and 18x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Does AOpen's new drive have what it takes? You'll have to read the review to find out.

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Postby carl on Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:44 pm

Good review. I'm seeing better DL burns here but I really question the decision to not have bitsetting. At a minimum they should bitset +RDL to -ROM.

OT Comment - I wish I had some of that 12X -RAM media. I hope it will be released in the US soon.. :roll:
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:13 pm

carl wrote:Good review. I'm seeing better DL burns here but I really question the decision to not have bitsetting. At a minimum they should bitset +RDL to -ROM.


Have you had any problems with Ritek DVD+R DL media? I don't know if that was an issue with my drive or what. AOpen seemed to think it was a firmware issue.

I tried telling them to enable bitsetting. If not for all, then for DVD+R DL. I don't think they will though.
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Postby carl on Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:21 pm

I have only burned Verbatim DL's but I have some Ritek's around here somewhere. When I find them I'll give them a try.
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Postby Bhairav on Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:39 am

This is a rebadged Lite-On LH-18AP, right?
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:41 am

Bhairav wrote:This is a rebadged Lite-On LH-18AP, right?


Yep. I actually had that in the review but AOpen wants to focus on their own brand.
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