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Pioneer DVR-112D - DVD±RW Drive - IDE Frequently Asked Questions

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DVR-1810 / DVR-112D Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the maximum write speeds of the drive?
DVD-/+ R single layer: 18X
DVD-/+ R dual layer: 10X
DVD-RW: 6X
DVD+RW: 8X
CD-R/RW: 40X/32X
2. What type of DVD and CD media can the drive read?
DVD-ROM
DVD-RAM
CD-R
CD-EXTRA
Video CD
3. Will the drive work with Microsoft® Windows® Vista?
Yes, the drive works with All Microsoft Windows versions. This WHQL-certified drive does
not require specific drivers to work in Windows operating systems.
Note: Some bundled software may not work with all Windows versions.
4. Can other Operating Systems (UNIX®, Linux®, etc) control the drive too?
The drive is designed to work with MS Windows operating systems; however, some
customers have successfully installed this model in PCs with UNIX or Linux Operating
systems and with third-party software applications.
Note: Pioneer does not provide technical support for third party drivers. Use the
drivers at your own risk. Contact the driver provider for support.
5. Can the drive be installed Vertically as well as Horizontally?
This drive may be installed in either position.
6. What is the interface of the drive?
ATA (ATAPI-7, SFF-8090 )
IDE Data Transfer of PIO Mode 4, Multi Word DMA Mode 2,
Ultra DMA Mode 2, and Ultra DMA Mode 4 (Ultra DMA 66)
7. How much does the drive weigh?
2 pounds (0.9 kg)
8.
How can I get the full 4.7 GB of data on a disc?
The total usable disc space available on 4.7GB DVD-R/RW media is approximately 4.37
Gigabytes. The apparent discrepancy is because DVD formats use one billion bytes
(1000 x 1000 x 1000) to represent a gigabyte, whereas traditional data storage
calculations use a 1024 x 1024 x 1024 value. This amounts to an apparent 7% difference
in the total number of bytes when DVD capacities are compared with the traditional
calculation; in other words, 4.37 GB = 4.7 billion bytes.
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DVD-/+R
DVD-/+RW
CD-RW
CD-Text
CD-ROM XA
DVD-Video (ss/sl & ss/dl)
DVD-/+R DL
CD-DA (CD-Audio)
CD-ROM (Mode 1 & 2)
Photo CD (single/multi session)
release date: 1/30/2008

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  • Page 1 PCs with UNIX or Linux Operating systems and with third-party software applications. Note: Pioneer does not provide technical support for third party drivers. Use the drivers at your own risk. Contact the driver provider for support.
  • Page 2 15. Can I replace my current writer drive with a Pioneer drive in my duplicator? Please contact your duplicator manufacturer to confirm that they have qualified this or other Pioneer drives for your specific duplicator model. Most duplicators have proprietary firmware for the installed drives which may not be compatible with a newer drive.
  • Page 3 18. Is it ok to clean my Pioneer drive with a cleaning disc? Pioneer does not recommend the use of cleaning disc products for DVD drives. Cleaning discs were originally designed for CD drives and could damage DVD drive components.

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