Zhooibaal\’s house of the unholy

08 April 2006

Let’s BURN!

Filed under: Other — zhooibaal @ 16:33000000

Righty then! I ordered a DVD burner on wednesday, got it on thursday, tested in on friday and blogging about it today. So let’s first start with it’s specs:
Brand: LiteON
Type: dual layer/multi format DVD burner
Formats: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW
Speed:

  • DVD wrting: 16x
  • CD writing: 48x
  • DVD reading: 16x
  • CD reading: 48x

Supported write methods: Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW DAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 96

Allright, so much for the technical stuff, what about it’s performance?

Well, I can’t say too much about it yet except for the fact that it works and burns it’s DVDs very well. The first thing I used it for was to burn a Ghost 9.0 imagefile on the fly while being created from the boot partition of my primary harddisk. So it wasn’t by far running on it’s maximum speed. Due to the high compression I configured for Ghost it took pretty long to create the image, but it didn’t actually take much more time that it would have without the burning, so I can come to the conclusion that the burner had no troubles with keeping up with Ghost and the DVD seems to be all ok. The image integrity check didn’t find any errors on the disc, so I guess it’s allright.

Posting a picture of it is pretty pointless though. Currently it’s visible in the top 5.25″ drivebay in my computer, but I will slide it back and hide it behind the same cover as my old CD burner was behind, just so the case’s colour will remain intact.
Allthough the drive is black and fits in pretty well, it looks better with the silve coloured cover in front of it, because then the colour is the same over all 4 drive bays as well as the majority of the rest of the case (see the SlashDev page for details on how it looks).

And last but not least: I no longer need my crappy laptop (which is broken and away yet again, damn seaguls) to burn a DVD and that is really a big f*cking relief.

…End of line.

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3 Comments »

  1. You have a pretty impressive rig there! with this addition I guess its now complete 😀

    Comment by Qwerty Maniac — 12 April 2006 @ 21:23000000

  2. Thanks, atm it’s pretty f*cked up though… Removed 2 harddisks, removed the PCI IDE controller and removed half of the RAM due to RAM failure… Had to remove the harddisks due to PSU failure.

    But I will get a new PSU and new RAM soon, to be more specific, I will get my new RAM today 😀 and my new PSU will probably arrive early next week.

    Comment by zhooibaal — 13 April 2006 @ 9:53000000

  3. Woah….it sure gonna rise the temp 🙂

    Comment by True Geek — 13 April 2006 @ 13:39000000


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