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    The following is the success/fail data for the various brands of DVDR's that I have tried to write with my DVDR drives (Pioneer DVR-104/2, Pioneer DVR-106D, Pioneer DVR-A07, LG GSA-4163B, Optiarc AD7560A, Optiarc AD-7700T).

    Updated: 2010.05.05

    Optiarc AD7560A

    brand speed success fail % success
    DR-47WPY50BN JP 8 40 1 97.6
    TDK (8x) JP 8 47 4 92.2
    That's (8x) JP 8 35 6 85.4
    total   122 11 91.7

    Optiarc AD-7700T

    brand speed success fail % success
    Sony (16x) TW 8 12 0 100.0
    TDK (8x) JP 8 2 0 100.0
    total   14 0 100.0

    LG Super Multi GSA-4163B

    brand speed success fail % success
    TDK (8x) JP 8 88 0 100.0
    Maxell (8x) JP 8 30 0 100.0
    SuperX (8x) TW 4 17 0 100.0
    Fuji Film (4x) JP 4 13 0 100.0
    That's (8x) JP 8 8 0 100.0
    Fortis (4x) TW 4 3 0 100.0
    Fortis (8x) TW 8 1 0 100.0
    Mitsubishi (8x) TW 8 1 0 100.0
    HP (8x) TW 8 47 1 97.9
    HP (16x) TW 4 45 3 93.8
    total   253 4 98.4

    Pioneer DVR-A07

    brand speed success fail % success
    Maxell (4x) 4 35 0 100.0
    Fortis (8x) 4 23 0 100.0
    Ricoh (4x) 4 15 0 100.0
    Fuji Film (4x) 4 6 0 100.0
    Radius 1 3 0 100.0
    SW Technology (4x) 4 2 0 100.0
    That's (D47WPY) 4 1 0 100.0
    Fortis (4x) 4 40 2 95.2
    SuperX (4x) 4 171 10 94.5
    Maxell (8x) 8 9 1 90.0
    Maxell HG (8x) 8 8 1 88.9
    Mitsubishi (8x) 8 6 3 66.7
    Mitsubishi (4x) 4 1 3 25.0
    total   320 19 94.4

    Pioneer DVR-104/2

    brand speed success fail % success
    SuperX 1 83 0 100.0
    Mitsubishi 1 4 0 100.0
    Mitsubishi 2 2 0 100.0
    That's 1 2 0 100.0
    Radius 1 41 2 95.3
    Maxell 2 12 2 85.7
    Smart Buy 1 10 2 83.3
    Sony 2 5 2 71.4
    total   149 8 94.9

    Pioneer DVR-106D

    brand speed success fail % success
    Unifino (4x) 4 10 0 100.0
    That's (D47WPY) 4 9 0 100.0
    TDK (4x) 4 5 0 100.0
    That's (DR47D-TP) 2 2 0 100.0
    Sony 2 2 0 100.0
    Maxell (4x) 4 3 0 100.0
    SuperX (4x) 4 169 4 97.7
    SuperX 1 28 1 96.6
    Xdisk (4x) 4 28 1 96.6
    SW Technology (4x) 4 30 5 85.7
    total   286 11 96.3

    For all of the DVDRs that I burn, I test (read) them on a different DVD drive to make sure I can read the entire disk. I only count immediate failures, not failures a few years after burning.


    I have tried many Pioneer DVDR drives, but many of them have failed within one year! The DVR-A07 and DVR-107D can read CDs, but they can't read DVDs any more. The DVR-106D can't write DVDs, but it can still read them. I don't think burning an average of one DVD per day is an unreasonable amount of work for these drives.. So I won't buy Pioneer DVD drives any more.

    Recently (2007) I stopped attaching optical drives to my desktop computers. I have a couple USB DVDR drives, and I attach them only when necessary.


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