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Pioneer DVR-K17
4.7 out of 10

Pioneer DVR-K17

The DVR-K17 high speed, slim-line internal DVD/CD Writer offers Read more

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Overall 10
10

Good so far

William P., Newegg
16 October 2008
  • Summary: I bought this to replace the failed original CD/DVD drive in my Pismo Powerbook. I picked it in part because it's basically the same drive as Apple has used in some of it's newer laptops (they used the slot-loading variant).
  • Pros: Not too noisy, reads and writes CDs and DVDs without any issues.
  • Cons: Haven't found any to speak of.
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Overall 4
4.0

You can do better.

Anonymous, Newegg
4 March 2008
  • Summary: This drive is rated as being capable of 8x reading on double layer DVD-ROMs but in my experience it barely made it to 6x. I replaced it with a Samsung (also purchased from Newegg), the new drive is nearly 30 percent faster, though noticably louder which is acceptable to me for the added speed.
  • Pros: Quiet, competent DVD burner. Worked in Dell Inspiron 700m.
  • Cons: Extremely poor DVD ripper, less then zero support on Pioneer's website. Good luck even finding this product on Pioneer's website, I searched for hours but could not find a single firmware update or technical support site dedicated to supporting this product with information and updates.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
23 February 2008
  • Pros: Can read and write CD's very well.
  • Cons: I got this with an Acer laptop. It will not read, write or even see DVD's. It worked fine up until a month ago. Since then, I've been looking for information and contacted customer support for both Pioneer and Acer, both gave me the same solution but both didn't work. There's no information onlin...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Dale W., Newegg
27 January 2008
  • Pros: Fantastic Drive, solid, dependable performer, "fjl" has an issue writing to CD's but can still write to DVD's I suggest he start buying decent media, if it can't write CD's then it can't write DVD's since the same head is used to write to both types of media and he's probably over-clocked his cr@...
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

Slim DVD

Anonymous, Newegg
9 January 2008
  • Pros: Works right out of the box. Quiet operation.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
2 January 2008
  • Summary: I've owned many Pioneer products however this drive has seemed to have failed.
  • Pros: Worked great - when it used to work. This drive actually came in my Laptop but I thought it would be worthwhile to review it anyways since it failed on me. Drive works in Linux and Vista.
  • Cons: The CD read/write has failed. The drive will still read and write DVD's though. This model is also listed NOWHERE on Pioneers website. The links on NewEgg do not work.
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Overall 10
10

excellent

dannylane4, Dooyoo
16 July 2008
  • Excerpt: bought this product the other day and have been very impressed with it so far. every copied disk works perfect with no crashing or faults. simple to install, just removing one screw from the laptop, sliding the old drive out, removing the screw catch and screwing that onto the back of the new drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Pioneer DVR-K17 Slimline CD-RW

Comment Ça Marche
27 June 2008
Overall 2
2.0

Pioneer DVR-K17 Slimline CD-RW

Le-Mix, Comment Ça Marche
7 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Impossible de retrouver le firmwawe, ni les drivers.............
  • Cons: Impossible de retrouver le firmwawe, ni les drivers.............
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Overall 6
6.0

Kurzbewertung zu Pioneer DVR K17

hasizm, Dooyoo
29 September 2007
  • Summary: durchschnittlicher brenner,der viele der handelüblichen dvds nur mit 2-fach brennt,selbst mit markendvds hat er max.6fach erreicht,einzig mit TDK 8fach.keine gute wahl
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