10 DVD Burners: 16x and Dual-Layer - or Nothing!

Pioneer DVR-A08XLA (DVR-108)

The Pioneer DVR-A08XLA burner, also known as the DVR-108, was the first to offer 16x speed for the DVD-R and DVD+R formats, and dual-layer burning at 4x. We simply updated the firmware to run our tests at 16x. Protection includes Buffer Underrun Protection to avoid problems in the event of an empty buffer.

Main characteristics:

  • Reading
    • CD: 40x
    • DVD: 16x
  • Writing
    • CD-R: 32x
    • CD-RW: 24x
    • DVD-R: 16x
    • DVD+R: 16x
    • DVD-RW: 4x
    • DVD+RW: 4x
    • DVD+R DL: 4x
  • Buffer: 2 MB
  • Firmware: 1.14

The burner's compatibilities and specifications according to DVD Info and Nero Info Tools:


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  • sasquatch451
    Please report noise levels in optical drive reviews. This is a big factor in which drive to buy for some people. My current DVD burner sounds like a jet engine for 5 minutes after putting a disc in.
  • Ubrales
    Very informative article. Now I have a better understanding of Dual Layer DVDs