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Asus DRW-1608P3S

The ASUS DRW-1608P3S is X Multi DVD±R/RW drive capable of readin Read more

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Overall 8
Features 8


14 October 2005
  • Conclusion: Over the last few years, we've taken a look at a number of ASUS's DVD writers. While many of them impressed us, others didn't perform as well as we would have liked. Fortunately, the DRW-1608P3S falls into the first category rather than the latter. Based on the Pioneer DVR-111, ASUS's new drive offers a good mix of performance and features at an affordable price. Like its Pioneer counterpart, the DRW-1608P3S can write to DVD+R and DVD-R media at 16x.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 16x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 8x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R media at 12x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 8x, Reads and writes to DVD-RAM media at 5x, Features 40x CD-R and 32x CD-RW writing speeds, Good selection of writing and rewriting speeds, Supports ASUS's FlextraLink, FlextraSpeed and DDSS II technologies, Automatically sets b...
  • Cons: Reads DVD videos at only 5x, Cannot set the book type of DVD+R or DVD+RW media, Documentation could be better, Only a 2000KB buffer, No digital audio output, Overburns to only 94:27
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Overall 6

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
11 February 2006
  • Summary: This burner had multiple failed burns with double layer media and CD media at the highest rated speeds. Its inability to determine automatically the best writing speed for the inserted media means the chance of creating 'coasters' is high.
  • Pros: Great double layer burn speeds, fast read times
  • Cons: Slow-ish CD ripping, unreliable results at high speeds
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Overall 7
Features 6
Ease of use 8
Functionality 8
Appearance 8
Equipment 6

Expert Review

19 May 2005
  • Conclusion: Some time ago, the Pioneer 109 burst on the scene as the fastest DL writer on the market. Since then, no other drive with 6X DL support has managed to improve on its writing time. Now, ASUS' latest drive, the DRW 1608P has taken over the top spot, improving on this time by two seconds by successfully managing to produce a full DL disc at 6X burning speed in 16:27 mins. Apart form this however, the ASUS DRW 1608P drive has proved a fairly good drive.
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Laatste der Mohikanen: test van 11 DVD-branders

13 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Aan de vooravond van de opkomst van Blu-ray en HD-DVD drives, staan de ontwikkelingen op het gebied van DVD-branders niet stil. De magische grens van de 16-voudige brandsnelheid is inmiddels door een aantal fabrikanten doorbroken, de compatibiliteit met diverse soorten schijfjes is verder verbeterd en nieuwe technologieën als Lightscribe en Labelflash hebben hun intrede gedaan.
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七星稳盘 评华硕DRW-1608P3S刻录机

10 July 2006
  • Excerpt: 华硕在光存储市场的产品还是比较全面的,内置、外置及笔记本专用超蒲均有不错的产品。近期华硕的动作还真不小,继去年推出第一款支持DVD-RAM的全兼容DVD刻录机DRW-1608P2S后,其升级版本全能王DRW-1608P3S又以399元的低价进入了我们的视野,同时还随机赠送DVD-RAM盘片一张,在400元以下的价位中性价比相当的明显。对于DRW-1608P2S这款刻录机,相信大家不再陌生,天极评测室在此款产品推出不久便对其进行了详细的评测,详见《极速兼容 华硕Super全能王1608P2S试用手记》。近期这款华硕全能王DRW-1608P3S又来到了我们天极评测室,接下来不妨让我们一块来看一下这款新品的表现。
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399元 华硕DRW-1608P3S刻录机测试

8 May 2006
Overall 6

Günstiges DVD±R/RW-Laufwerk: Asus DRW-1608P

12 September 2005
  • Summary: Wer sein altes optisches Laufwerk gegen ein schnelleres Modell eintauschen, aber kein Geld für allzu viele Extras ausgeben will, ist mit dem Asus DRW-1608P gut beraten. Trotz seines günstigen Preises liefert das Asus DRW-1608P insgesamt eine gute Performance.
  • Pros: allgemein gute Leistung, preiswert
  • Cons: dürftige Dokumentation, langsamer CD-Einlese-/-Brennvorgang
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