The record quality at maximum speeds is generally acceptable, but you are recommended not to exceed the 4x speed to obtain higher quality. The drive requires no special drivers. Conclusions ASUS designed a good all-purpose drive that meets all modern requirements. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 26, We found out no compatibility problems, the recorder works well with most discs. Or choose door No. For this review the drive’s firmware has been updated to version 1.

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Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. We found out no compatibility problems, the recorder works well with most discs. Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. InfoTool had no problems detecting the DRWP2’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. Eject button, emergency eject hole, and one-color busy light.

1608ps2 Power, Energy Consumption: Judging from the labels on the box, this recorder possesses a standard set of proprietary technologies: Now let’s use various utilities to get some information on the drive. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 24, A patched RPC-1 firmware can be downloaded here. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, The front panel houses the following controls: By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and analog audio output connector.


– Features – ASUS DRWP2 16x DVD±RW – Reviews

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The quality of recorded discs was rather good.

This buffer is also backed up by some form of buffer underrun protection. We 1680p2s absolutely no gripes with the quality of CD-R discs recorded on this drive, all the discs were easily read by the test drive and the C1 error level turned out quite low. The situation with CD discs is a tad worse: The recorder uses CAV mode for reading most CDs, the read speed gradually rises from 18x at the beginning of the disc to maximum 42x at the end.

ASUS DRW 1608P2S – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – IDE Series

Over-Speed Burning allows to burn some discs faster than their certified speed. Bay Required Total Qty. ASUS designed a good all-purpose drive that saus all modern requirements.

Most of the specs below have been taken from ASUS’s website and the manual that came with the drive. The slowest discs to read are rewritable DVDs. The label on the top panel provides basic information about the place and time this drive 1608p2a manufactured.

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This chipset is used for all latest optical drives from this company. Liquid Crystal Tilt provides enhanced pick up head accuracy during recording and playback on discs with uneven curvature and thickness. This recorder worked well with all discs available. There are small problems with record quality of some discs from little known manufacturers.

By default the drive’s jumper comes set to master.

ASUS DRWp2s Review: – Servers & Storage – DVD Burners – PC World Australia

Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. Cyber Monday Newegg: This recorder easily reads various CD types, but it had some problems reading low-quality CD.

Act like your business depends on them Backups: Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select.