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nu Tech DDW-081 8X DVD+RW Burner Review?

Post by Chillowt » Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:29 pm

Has anyone else have one of these sweet burners, they have been owt for over a week and still no reviews????

Well I can say from first hand experience she cooks well @ 8 times on Verbatim media and does everything else she says she will do.

Since I added her to my household every meal she's serverd up has been great, she hasnt spilt a thing so no need for coasters so far :)

See the specs here:
http://www.nuniverse.com/1_english/3_pr ... .php?pID=3

If any one else has one or seen a review I would luv to know, thanx in advance.

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nu Tech DDW-081 8X DVD+RW Burner Review + Verbatim 4X +R.

Post by Chillowt » Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:55 am

Ok nuthin so far, so hows about we do a quick review right now :0

Here are some results you tell me what you think :)

The Cooker: nu Tech DDW-081
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The errors: =0
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The medi info: Verbatim 4X +R coked @ 8X:
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Nero Speed test: Preety Damm good
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kProbe results: damm good
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What more can I say ....WOOT!

A great burner and damm good media... a marriage made in DVD heaven.

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Post by Apoptosis » Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:09 pm

looks pretty decent. How are prices? Available in the US?

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Post by Chillowt » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:04 pm

They should be around the USD$150 as a guess...lol better than that check here.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.a ... 14&order=1

$159

In another forum dated last week, this link had the price @ 139.99 but its the same price now as newegg:( as above weird shite, what happened to competition)

The price has gone up $20 ????

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=174502

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ps another price...

Try http://www.unitedmicro.com/ ... you must go thru http://www.pricewatch.com/ and the price is $139.00 including shipping;)

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:03 am

Anandtech's Review
Our main concerns stem from the lack of 8X DVD+R media. While our current champion, the Plextor 708A, had no problems burning several brands of 4X media at 8X, the DDW-081 will only burn 8X certified media at 8X. The lack of bitsetting capabilities for the drive seemed disappointing also. Granted, our Plextor 708A does not support bitsetting either, but it does support DVD-R burn capabilities.

However, considering the extremely low cost of the unit, around $140, we have to give Nu Tech a lot of credit. If burning DVD-R's is not a problem, you save $100 over the Plextor 708A. Let us not forget also that Sony recently announced that their newest drive will not be supporting 8X DVD-R writes, and will debut at $270 (although the Pioneer 107 should support Z-CLV 8X). Could it be that DVD+R is pulling ahead in the “format wars”? Although it lacks the performance of the Plextor 708A, Nu Tech clearly wins the price grab.

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Post by Illuminati » Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:50 am

I bought my Dad one for the SFF system I'm building him. :) Couldn't pass up an 8x burner for the price of most 4x burners! :)
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Post by Chillowt » Sun Oct 26, 2003 1:03 am

Illuminati wrote:I bought my Dad one for the SFF system I'm building him. :) Couldn't pass up an 8x burner for the price of most 4x burners! :)
You will be pleasently suprised for the price.....damm good burner, just need to find a stockist for some Verbatim DVD+R x4 media and start burning @ 8X...................or wait until some 8X media is available, hehehehe........

Give us a report Illuminati...

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Post by Illuminati » Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:20 am

I'll definately give a report when I get it all setup... the parts should all arrive at my house today, so tonight I will be busy putting it all together :) Fun,fun,fun!

Don't know if I will get to test it, mainly because I don't have any 8x media right now. I will definately let you know when I do though!
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Post by Chillowt » Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:10 pm

New Firmware (Bx03) and Bitsetting utility :)

http://www.nuniverse.com/1_english/3_pr ... .php?pID=3

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Post by Chillowt » Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:15 pm

Illuminati wrote:I'll definately give a report when I get it all setup... the parts should all arrive at my house today, so tonight I will be busy putting it all together :) Fun,fun,fun!

Don't know if I will get to test it, mainly because I don't have any 8x media right now. I will definately let you know when I do though!
btw u should get a free piece of Verbatim 4X media which burns @ 8X :)

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Post by kpothuwila » Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:29 am

Wonder when Lite-On release their 8x DVD burner.
I heard that the currrent 411S has a 8x Laser block, so it would would be mad if the current 411S owners can patch it to burn @ 8x.

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Post by kpothuwila » Tue Oct 28, 2003 3:29 am

THG has a roundup of 11 DVD burners, one of them is the Nu Tech DDW-081. It's one of the best out there.

http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/200 ... er-18.html

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Post by Chillowt » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:19 am

Tom is not the best review source these days but there is some BS there for us to filter thru...


BTW this drive does Bitsetting with the util that can be downloaded from NUTech.......

I have done tried it and sure as hell worked :)

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 0d1dce2bb1

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Post by Illuminati » Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:41 am

well, I have the SFF system built and running. I'm having issues installing Pinicle Studio 8 that came with my AIW 9600 Pro.... Once I get around to the DVD burning part, I'll let you know how it goes.

Just giving an update...
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Post by Chillowt » Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:20 am

Hey guys DVDInfo (aka Nic Wilson) is going to add Bitsetting for the Nutech Drives :0 This is what I found

The Netfarer Forums -> DVDRRW.ORG -> DVD Format Comparisons

DVDInfoPro and bitsetting minus format, Watch this space for DVD-R/RW bitsetting.

"Posted: Oct 30 2003, 02:43 AM


Netfarer


Folks,

There is not much I can say at this time except, this is being worked on at the moment and any news on this subject will be reported here. I am working very close with some engineers on this and exploring it.

cheers
NicW"

http://www.dvdrrw.org/

Sorry no direct linkage is possible.

What more could I want?????? hmmm

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Post by Illuminati » Fri Oct 31, 2003 8:14 am

kewl!... will everyone be able to get this by a firmware update? or will it be a whole new revision to the hardware so people like me who already have the drive are SOL?
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Post by Chillowt » Sun Nov 02, 2003 8:04 pm

Illuminati wrote:kewl!... will everyone be able to get this by a firmware update? or will it be a whole new revision to the hardware so people like me who already have the drive are SOL?
BX03 and bitsetting util is available from here:

http://www.nuniverse.com/1_english/3_pr ... .php?pID=3

or see here:

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdo ... i=1909&p=7

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Post by Apoptosis » Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:03 am

Illuminati,

you ever burn anything with that new burner yet? Does it even work? hehe

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Post by Illuminati » Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:13 am

Kewl! I'll have to update the firmware.

Yes, I have burned my first DVD yesterday... it was a home video of our family Christmas in 1988!! Wow... I was really a hyper kid! So, I know that the drive works finally! :)
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Post by Chillowt » Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:42 am

The new Bitsetting util by DVDInfo is now available...enjoy

http://www.dvdinfopro.com/download/qsiutil.zip

http://www.dvdrrw.org/ found it thru here:0

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