LaCie d2 16x DVD±RW Double Layer Drive with LightScribe - 300785

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Performance

Very pleased with this solid unit since I bought it four days ago. I've read complaints about slow ripping but via FireWire it's FAST. Just a few seconds slower than my internal Lite-On SOHC 1633s to rip a 4.7GB disc. Burning has been no problem with the + and _ R and RW media I've tried. Have not used 16X media but easilly achieves 8X using Nero and DVDDecripter and no coasters so far.

-Steve quote

I have two of these drives, and they've been great. By far the most stable of the Dual-Layer DVD drives I have (3) in my machines, and not one coaster burned yet. Burns super fast using Firewire (haven't tried USB 2). Lightscribe quality is excellent as well (near silkscreen, IMHO). I bought two to speed up this process (30 minutes per CD - OUCH), due to a deadline for a promo CD-R I was duplicating. After running one for 15 hours non-stop the first day, I bought the second and ran it just as hard. I'd say one out of ten CD-R's at this pace were "ringed", where you could see super thin rings in the printing. The rings were not visible enough to discard the CD-R though. I really like the Lightscribe utility that comes with the drive, because it truly runs in the background and doesn't halt the machine (even when swapping discs). All around a great product. Especially if you can find the version with a free copy of Toast! They stack really neatly as well.

-Ted Knight quote

Not cheap but quality design, features.

by Steve on 5/28/2005

Very pleased with this solid unit since I bought it four days ago. I've read complaints about slow ripping but via FireWire it's FAST. Just a few seconds slower than my internal Lite-On SOHC 1633s to rip a 4.7GB disc. Burning has been no problem with the + and _ R and RW media I've tried. Have not used 16X media but easilly achieves 8X using Nero and DVDDecripter and no coasters so far.

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Good Quality, Total Workhorse

by Ted Knight on 8/10/2005

I have two of these drives, and they've been great. By far the most stable of the Dual-Layer DVD drives I have (3) in my machines, and not one coaster burned yet. Burns super fast using Firewire (haven't tried USB 2). Lightscribe quality is excellent as well (near silkscreen, IMHO). I bought two to speed up this process (30 minutes per CD - OUCH), due to a deadline for a promo CD-R I was duplicating. After running one for 15 hours non-stop the first day, I bought the second and ran it just as hard. I'd say one out of ten CD-R's at this pace were "ringed", where you could see super thin rings in the printing. The rings were not visible enough to discard the CD-R though. I really like the Lightscribe utility that comes with the drive, because it truly runs in the background and doesn't halt the machine (even when swapping discs). All around a great product. Especially if you can find the version with a free copy of Toast! They stack really neatly as well.

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Product Overview

This universal drive delivers four DVD formats in a single, slim device. By combining DVD+RW and DVD-RW formats, the LaCie d2 DVD±RW Drive delivers greater creative versatility by eliminating the need to choose one format over another. This combination drive is also capable of writing to CD and DVD formats, which are compatible with nearly all existing DVD-Video players.

Back up valuable data, share photos, and archive MP3 libraries and MPEG-2 DVD video. With the ability to store digital data on CD or DVD media, the LaCie d2 DVD Drive allows you to burn up to 8.5GB or more than two hours of theater-quality video on large-capacity DVD general use discs.

LightScribe is an innovative new technology that allows you to burn silkscreen-quality labels directly onto CDs and DVDs with a laser instead of a printer.

Specifications

Manufacturer Lacie
Mfg Part# 300785
SKU 10396166
UPC 093053637019
UPC 14 00093053637019
Features
Host Interface FireWire/i.LINK / USB 2.0
Product Type DVD-Writer
Manufacturer Part Number 300785
Manufacturer Seagate Technology
Product Name d2 16x DVD±RW Double Layer Drive with LightScribe
Product Line d2
Brand Name LaCie
Package Contents d2 16x DVD±RW Double Layer Drive with LightScribeLaCie DVD Utilities CD-ROMSoftware CD(s)Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cableFireWire cable (6-to-6 pin)Power supply
Weight (Approximate) 3.31 lb
Form Factor External
Height 1.7"
Width 6.3"
Depth 10.6"
Maximum DVD Write Speed 16x
Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed 4x
Maximum DVD Read Speed 16x
Maximum CD Write Speed 40x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed 24x
Maximum CD Read Speed 40x
Optical Media Supported DVD±R/±RW
Media Layer Supported Double-layer
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 6-pin IEEE 1394 - FireWire / USB 2.0 - USB
Product Type DVD-Writer
Manufacturer Part Number 300785
Manufacturer Website Address www.lacie.com
Manufacturer LaCie
Product Name d2 16x DVD±RW Double Layer Drive with LightScribe
Product Line d2
Brand Name LaCie
Package Contents d2 16x DVD±RW Double Layer Drive with LightScribe LaCie DVD Utilities CD-ROM Software CD(s) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable FireWire cable (6-to-6 pin) Power supply
System Requirements CPU: PowerMac G4 500Mhz Pentium III 500Mhz Memory: 256MB RAM Display: Display with a resolution of 1024 x 768, at millions of colors LightScribe compatible CD & DVD discs CD-RW/DVD+/-RW 4.7GB Requirment: CD/DVD Mastering: Mac OS 9.2 or higher CD/DVD Mastering and Authoring: Mac OS 10.2.3 or higher Microsoft Windows 98SE Microsoft Windows Me Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP HDD: 5GB free Hard Disk Space for DVD authoring DVD+R Double Layer 8.5GB Requirment: DVD Mastering and Authoring: Mac OS 10.2.3 or higher Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP HDD: 10GB free Hard Disk Space for DVD authoring LightScribe Requirment: Mac OS 10.3.2 or higher Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP
Weight (Approximate) 3.31 lb
Form Factor External
Height 1.70"
Width 6.30"
Depth 10.60"
Software Included PC: Easy Media Creator 7 (Windows 2000, XP) including Label Creator for LightScribe Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 (Windows 98SE, Me) DVDMax Player (Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 & XP) SureThing CD&DVD Labeler (Windows XP, 2000) Mac: Toast 6.0 Lite (Mac OS 10.2.3 or greater) Toast 5.2.2 Lite (Mac OS 9.2) LaCie LightScribe Labeler (Mac OS 10.3.2 or greater)
Data Transfer Rate 5.85 MBps Write CD-R / 3.51 MBps Re-write CD-RW / 5.85 MBps Read CD-ROM
Platform Support PC / Mac
Media Support Double-layer - DVD±R/±RW
Media Load Type Tray
Maximum Write Speed 16x DVD/40x CD
Maximum Rewrite Speed 4x DVD/24x CD
Maximum Read Speed 16x DVD/40x CD
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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