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Pioneer's DVR-A08XLA Jumps to 4x Dual Layer Speeds

Test Configuration

ProcessorAMD Athlon 64 3200+
Memory1 GB DDR PC 2700
Hard diskWestern Digital 1200BB - 120 GB
Graphics cardHercules 3D Prophet 9700 Pro
Drivers & Software
OSWindows XP Pro - SP1
Nero Burning ROM6.3.1.15
CD-DVD Speed3.01
DVD Decrypter3.2.2.0

This is how the test phases proceeded:


  • CD
  • Transfer rateAccess timeAudio extraction
  • DVD
  • Single layer transfer rateDual layer transfer rate


  • CD
  • DVD
  • DVD-R / DVD+RDVD-RW / DVD+RWDual layer

The media we used were DVD+/-R 8x manufactured by hp, Imation, TDK, Traxdata, Memorex and Verbatim, as well as DVD+/-RW made by Imation and Verbatim.

For the dual-layer media, we used devices from Verbatim and Traxdata.