Pioneer DVD 106S Reviews
Product Type: Pioneer removable disk drives
Description:Model ID DVD-106S / Pioneer DVD 106S - DVD-ROM drive - internal - 16x - 5.25" - IDE - white / Recent developments in laser pickup and signal error correction technology have made it possible for the DVD-A06S to transfer data from DVDs at the surprising speed of 21.6 MB/s or 16 ... more
Pioneer DVD 106S ... times the standard DVD transfer rate without sacrificing its high reliability. In addition, this model is capable of reading CD-ROM data at 6.0 MB/s or 40 times the standard rate. The DVD-A06S's overall performance is enhanced by its ability to rapidly access specific data areas. When DVD-ROM discs are read, the average random access time is just 95 ms. and when scanning CD-ROM discs with their lower data storage density, the access speed is further improved to 80 ms.
Pioneer's chucking system-equipped Slot-In Disc Mechanism prevents disc damage and allows the drive to be installed horizontally or vertically. The mechanism operates gently, gripping the disc at both edges without touching the data surfaces. In addition, ejected discs are held in the slot with the central hole visible to allow removal without leaving finger marks on the disc surfaces.
Newest Review: ... the slot takeup of discs is just right - not so slow that you feel like you're shoving it in, but not so fast that it ... more
Customer Pioneer DVD 106S Reviews (3)
by - written on 01/05/02, updated on 01/05/02 (Useful, 621 readings)
I had a horrible run of luck with a Toshiba DVD-ROM drive (see my dabs.com story for the gruesome details), so I got this one. I thought the slot drive looked really cool and had heard good things about this drive. Everything was true. The speed is excellent, the slot takeup of discs is just right - not so slow that you feel like you're shoving it in, but not so fast that it gobbles the disc out of your hand like a sugar cube deficient donkey. It has been 100% reliable so far and performs good digital audio extraction (a must for listening to CDs properly and for ripping to MP3). If I had to make a complaint, it's all too easy to leave a disc ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/06/01, updated on 29/06/01 (Very useful, 1359 readings)
Pioneer's DVD-106S is Pioneer's top DVD-ROM drive (in terms of spec) that they currently produce (at the time of writing). It boasts a 16x DVD read speed, and 40x for CD-ROMs. The one major difference with this DVD-ROM drive compared to other DVD drives is that this has a slot mechanism rather than a tray that pops out when you press the eject button. However, if you don't like the idea of a slot, you can get the "identical" drive but with a tray. That one is called the Pioneer DVD-116. The slot-in design makes the drive look very nice once fitted into your computer. Installation is simple. Open the case. Find a free drive ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/06/01, updated on 28/06/01 (Somewhat useful, 479 readings)
For some time now Pioneer has been producing great DVD-ROM drives. This new 16x model is no slouch. Personally I have the 10x version of this drive in the tray-load variety, but I have installed, and worked with many of this new model of drive. Traditionally, slot-load drives have been noisier than their tray-load counterparts but Pioneer have really cleaned up with this drive. This one spins up quickly, which in the past has been another major fault of DVD drives, it's time seeking tracks is impressive as well. Match this drive with a Realmagic Hollywood Plus DVD decoder, and you have a killer combination, and you needn't have a killer system to ... Read the complete review
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