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  • Interface: ATAPI (ATA/ATAPI-5) 
  • Formats supported: 
    • DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R/W (read) 
    • CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode 1,2) CD-ROM XA Mode 2 Photo CD, Vide CD, CD-EXTRA CD-TEXT, CD-RW
  • Write speeds: 
    • CD-R: 4X, 8X, 12X CLV 
    • CD-RW: 4X, 10X CLV
  • Read speeds: 
    • DVD-ROM 12X CLV 
    • CD-ROM 40X CLV 
  • Data rate: 
    • DVD: 6,750~16,200kB/sec. 
    • CD: 2,586~6,000kB/sec
  • Access time: 
    • DVD 100msec. (typ.) 
    • CD: 90msec. (typ.) 
  • Data buffer size: 
    • 2MBytes (Write) 
    • 256kBytes (Read)
  • Weight: 1.1 kg 
This is the first Pioneer's combo drive. And it ships only in the OEM version. The design is very similar to a usual DVD-ROM from Pioneer, an austere style. The drive supports the DRA (Dynamic Resonance Absorber) technology that reduces noise and vibration. 

Nero CD-Speed 

  • Vendor : PIONEER 
  • Product : DVD/CDRW DCR-111 
  • Firmware version : 1.26 
  • Buffer size : 2048 KB 
  • Maximum read speed : 7056 KB/sec (40 X) 
  • CDDA accurate : yes 
  • C2 pointers : no 
  • Speed settings : 17 X 
  • Read RAW mode : yes 
The drive is not able to correct C2 errors, - this function is used by some audio track capture programs. Like all other Pioneer's models, this drive provides just minimal possibilities to reduce speed in operation with CDs.

Nero InfoTool 

It reads almost all existent formats of optical media. In other respects, everything corresponds to the specs. The only funny thing is that the program of the same company says that the drive does support C2 error correction. :) 

Nero - Burning Rom 

The drives supports such a useful function as buffer underrun protection. Besides, it's able to overburn discs. However, the write simulation mode is not supported. 

The drive is RPC-2 from the very beginning and it's impossible to turn it into RPC-1. 

Roman Shelepov aka SRL (srl@ixbt.com)

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