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Dual Layer DVD Shootout - ASUS vs. Gigabyte 16x Recorders - Specifications

Today we step aside from the usual motherboard or processor review and take a look at two of the latest DVD burners to emerge from two large Taiwanese companies, ASUS and Gigabyte. Both drives support DVD burning at 16x and both support Dual Layer burning. If you're on the market for a new DVD burner, one of these might be what you're looking for.

By: | Optical Drives & Media in Storage | Posted: Mar 29, 2005 5:00 am

Specifications of the Candidates

 

Gigabyte

 

Interface

 

EIDE/ATAPI

 

Disk Capacity

 

650/700/800MB CD-R(W), 4.7GB Single Layer DVD, 8.5GB Dual Layer DVD

 

Supported Writing Formats

 

DVD-R - 16x Max

 

DVD+R - 16x Max

 

DVD-RW - 6x Max

 

DVD+RW - 8x Max

 

DVD+R DL - 4x Max

 

CD-R - 48x Max

 

CD-RW - 24x Max

 

Writing Methods

 

Track At once (TAO)

 

Disk At Once (DAO)

 

Session At Once (SAO)

 

Multi Session

 

Packet Writing

 

Data Transfer Rate

 

UDMA Mode 4 (66MB/s) Max theoretical transfer rate

 

Access Time

 

(DVD) 160ms, (CD) 160ms

 

Data Buffer

 

2MB Cache Buffer

 

ASUS

 

Interface

 

EIDE/ATAPI

 

Disk Capacity

 

650/700/800MB CD-R(W), 4.7GB Single Layer DVD, 8.5GB Dual Layer DVD

 

Supported Writing Formats

 

DVD-R - 16x Max

 

DVD+R - 16x Max

 

DVD-RW - 4x Max

 

DVD+RW - 4x Max

 

DVD-R DL - 4x Max

 

DVD+R DL - 4x Max

 

CD-R - 32x Max

 

CD-RW - 24x Max

 

Writing Methods

 

Track At once (TAO)

 

Disk At Once (DAO)

 

Session At Once (SAO)

 

Multi Session

 

Packet Writing

 

Data Transfer Rate

 

UDMA Mode 4 (66MB/s) Max theoretical transfer rate

 

Access Time

 

(DVD) 160ms, (CD) 160ms

 

Data Buffer

 

2MB Cache Buffer

 

 

 

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