Pioneer DVD A05SZ Reviews
Product Type: Pioneer removable disk drives
Description:Model ID A05SZ / Pioneer DVD A05SZ - DVD-ROM drive - internal - 16x - 5.25" - IDE / This is the fastest DVD-ROM drive available. The DVD-A05SZ features up to 16X data transfer rate (21MB/s), average random seek time of 85ms and random access time of 95ms for DVD's. All built ... more
Pioneer DVD A05SZ ... in half height format with Pioneers well tested slot-in mechanism enabling safe, fast and easy access to your data. Available in ATAPI version and able to read CD's as well as DVD's (except DVD-RAM) this drive represents the latest in DVD-ROM technology.
Newest Review: ... player is the festest DVD-ROM drive now available (i think). With a velocity of 16X and a data transfer of 21 MB/s,i think ... more
Customer Pioneer DVD A05SZ Reviews (4)
by - written on 18/09/00, updated on 18/09/00 (Very useful, 267 readings)
Yes i was the one with more money than sense. I hold my hands up .I bought the original creative encore single speed dvd drive. The drive and Mpeg decoder card had done good work over the years and it was with a tear in my eye that i said goodbye when it stopped reading DVD ROMS. My main requirements for a new drive was that it should be faster than 10 speed (the pioneer is 16 speed)and that it should be able to read different region DVD'S even if it needed a firmware upgrade. The Pioneer fitted that bill nicely. £112 secured me a OEM drive which came with no instuctions of any kind but it did have a bag of 4 screws.Fitting it into my system was no problem so i ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/09/00, updated on 17/09/00 (Useful, 124 readings)
I decided that it was time I got something to play DVD's on. As im from the UK , but dont mind ordering DVD's from the USA I thought id make sure I got a good multiregion drive. This drive has multiregion firmware avalible on the net, so you can flash upgrade it to be able to play any DVD in the world. It's a fairly simple, painless process and only needs to be done once. The actual drive is very fast, Its more than capable of playing anything the software decoder can handle. Its a bit noisy, this is probably because although the slot has hairs covering it it dosent block all the air / noise as well as a piece of plastic would. This isnt a reall ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/09/00, updated on 25/01/05 (Useful, 158 readings)
The first I'd heard of this 16x DVD 40x CDROM slot-loading drive was in an earlier form as the 10x 40x drive reviewed in an old issue of PC Format. I then spent months hmmm-ing and haa-ing over whether or not to upgrade my old Matsui 12x CDROM. By the time I'd finally made up my mind, Pioneer had released the 16x model at the same entry price as the 10x model. So I went for it. I bought the OEM model from CCL Computers, which cost me just over £100. When it was delivered I unwrapped it. The software bundle with the retail version include Baldurs Gate, and the X files game, but the OEM model comes with nothing, not even a driver disk, although all ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/04/01, updated on 21/04/01 (Somewhat useful, 87 readings)
Hello¡I don´t have a good opinion from this DVD player,cuase I bought it three weeks ago,and it is broken,but I know that this DVD player is a good selection,if you wanna see good films in your personal computer. This DVD player is the festest DVD-ROM drive now available (i think). With a velocity of 16X and a data transfer of 21 MB/s,i think that no other DVD-ROM drive can be better than the pionner. It is fast and easy to access to your data and this version can read DVD´s as well as CD´s. It can read a lot of tipe of cd´s: -CD-R -CD-RW -CD-DA -CD-ROM XA -Video CD -CD-EXTRA -CD-TEXT It weight is very ... Read the complete review
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