Pioneer DVR-112 DVD-RW Drive
Published: 10th May 2007 | Source: Pioneer | Price: |Introduction
Pioneer are a world renowned manufacturer of electrical equipment. Specialising in audio and visual units, they produce a vast range of products ranging from Home theatre systems to Car audio solutions as we are told by their offical website:
|Pioneer develops and manufactures innovative products for all your hi-tech entertainment needs – home, car audio, multimedia and DJ equipment. By combining cutting-edge technology with sophisticated design, our products can transport you to a world of fun.|
In terms of computer components Pioneer manufacture high quality optical drives. They have kindly supplied OC3D with a sample unit of the DVR-112 DVD Multi-recorder, which is an impressive unit on paper. It boasts super fast DVD write speeds and a plethora of gadgets to ensure the drive is of the highest quality. So let's begin.
Packaging & Package
The drive came packaged in a small box just bigger than the drive itself. With reasonably thick walls the DVR-112 had little room to slide about and therefore was adequately protected.
The drive was then wrapped in a plastic bag inside the box to protect it from scratches. It's nice to see that the drive would survive a long journey. I suspect the retail packaging would be even better.
Most OEM optical drives are supplied without any kind of driver CD or cables and would arrive in a very similar package to this one. Where-as a retail sample may include software such as a CD/DVD burning application, the version supplied sadly did not.
The sample I received had the standard beige fascia on it. Moulded into the front of the drive tray is a few CD and DVD logos that let the user know what the drive can do. On the top of the drive there is a sticker outlining the various aspects of the drive including its jumper settings, mandatory laser warnings, model & serial numbers, manufacture date and power consumption.
Next we'll take a look at the drive's specifications...