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Pioneer 215D - DVR - Disk Drive Manual

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Many manufacturers offer a variety of DVD disc formats and speeds. Pioneer is working closely with these
manufacturers to increase performance and the number of media types that are compatible with our writers.
Pioneer has not determined the compatibility of media from manufacturers other than those included in this
document. Please consult your media manufacturer for more information.
This document provides a brief summary of the media manufacturers that Pioneer tested and determined to be
compatible with the DVD recording writers listed below.
 DVR-115D DVD Writer – Dual (PATA)
 DVR-215D DVD Writer – Dual (SATA)
Test results show that these drives can write speeds exceeding that of the media's rating. However, this list
does not guarantee that a drive will write at the maximum speed in all situations. Speeds are dependent upon
factors such as drive firmware versions, operating system levels, and environmental conditions.
Note: Drive firmware updates often include support for additional manufacturers' media or higher media
speeds so regularly check the
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DVD-RW M
EDIA
* Up to 4X writing speed is possible on other brands of DVD-RW media
DVD-R M
EDIA
4X DVD-R Dual Layer (DL) Media Manufacturer *
* Up to 2X writing speed is possible on other brands of DVD-R (DL) media
8X DVD-R Dual Layer (DL) Media Manufacturer *
* Up to 2X writing speed is possible on other brands of DVD-R (DL) media
Media not listed above may be in the testing process - All lists are periodically updated.
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Recordable DVD Media for Select Pioneer Recording Drives
Pioneer Electronics
6X DVD-RW Media Manufacturer *
CMC Magnetics Corp.
Infomedia Inc.
JVC (Victor Company of Japan)
Optodisc Technology Corp.
RITEK Corp.
TDK Corp.
Verbatim/MKM (Mitsubishi Chemical)
Princo Corp.
Verbatim/MKM (Mitsubishi Chemical)
CMC Magnetics Corp.
Maxell (Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.)
MBI (Moser Baer India Ltd.)
Princo Corp.
Ricoh Electronics, Inc.
RITEK Corp.
That's ...(Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd.)
Verbatim/MKM (Mitsubishi Chemical)
 DVR-115 DVD Writer – Multi (PATA)
 DVR-215 DVD Writer – Multi (SATA)
website for drive
Firmware
Maximum Write Speeds
6X
6X
6X
6X
6X
6X
6X
Maximum Write Speeds
8X
4X
Maximum Write Speeds
8X
8X
8X
4X
2X
8X
8X
10X
updates.
Updated: 05-April 2007

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   Summary of Contents for Pioneer 215D - DVR - Disk Drive

  • Page 1

    Recordable DVD Media for Select Pioneer Recording Drives Many manufacturers offer a variety of DVD disc formats and speeds. Pioneer is working closely with these manufacturers to increase performance and the number of media types that are compatible with our writers.

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    * Up to 3.3X writing speed is possible on other brands of +R (DL) media Media not listed above may be in the testing process - All lists are periodically updated. Page 2 of 4 Updated: 05-April 2007 Do not copy, disseminate or distribute information without written permission from Pioneer.

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    * Up to 4X writing speed is possible on other brands of 16X +R media Media not listed above may be in the testing process - All lists are periodically updated. Page 3 of 4 Updated: 05-April 2007 Do not copy, disseminate or distribute information without written permission from Pioneer.

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    For Media ID information prior to purchase, please contact the media manufacturer. Media not listed above may be in the testing process - All lists are periodically updated. Page 4 of 4 Updated: 05-April 2007 Do not copy, disseminate or distribute information without written permission from Pioneer.

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