Pros

  • Has LightScribe labeling.

Cons

  • DVD-RAM transfer speed rating is low.

At A Glance

Inexpensive drive provides strong performance and well-rounded specs--including LightScribe Direct Disc labeling and DVD-RAM.

Manufacturer’s Description

SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer UnderRun Error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality SMART-X function adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to a fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from host and disk quality ABS system reduce vibration and noise during recording and reading Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn Support both 8 cm and 12 cm disc of CD and DVD family

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.cenomax.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number SHM165H6S
Inventory Number 25304
Ports and Connections
Ports IDE
S/PDIF Output 1
Optical Drive
CD-ROM Read Speed 48.0
DVD-RAM Write Speed 5.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 8.0
Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed 16.0
DVD-RW Write Speed 8.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 16.0
DVD+RW Write Speed 8.0
DVD-ROM Burned Disc Read Speed 8.0
DL DVD-R Write Speed 4.0
Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed 16.0
Included Software
Included Software Nero Express 6.6 (with BackItUpVision Express) and CyberLink Power DVD 6.0

Performance

Performance
Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds) 1052.97
Format Rewritable DVD (seconds) 45.18
CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds) 188.66
Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds) 518.24
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R
Rewritable DVD Format Tested +RW
Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested DL +R
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds) 374.12

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