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TOSHIBA SD-R5372

Toshiba 5372, 5372 review, www.toshiba.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Toshiba SD-R5372 Review

Summary Specifications

Average Random Access Time:
DVD-ROM (16X)  120ms
CD-ROM (40X)  100ms
DVD-RAM (2X)  200ms
Average Random Seek Time :
DVD-ROM (12X) 115ms
CD-ROM (40X) 100ms
DVD-RAM (2X) 160ms

Sustained Data Transfer Rate: 

DVD-ROM 21,632KByte/s
DVD±R 16,224KByte/s
DVD+R DL 10,816KByte/s
CD-ROM/-R 7,200 KByte/s
DVD-RAM 2,704 KByte/s

Burst:

Multi Word DMA Mode 2 (ATAPI) 16.7MB/sec
PIO Mode 4 (ATAPI) 16.7MB/sec
Ultra DMA 33.3MB/sec

 

Physical Characteristics:

Dimensions 1.63" x 5.75" x 7.46" (41.5mm x 146mm x 189.5mm)
Weight 2.20 lbs. (1.0kg)

Supported Disc Formats:

Write DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, High Speed CD-RW, Ultra Speed CD-RW
Read DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-DA, CD+G, CD-MIDI, CD-TEXT, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, MIXED MODE CD, CD-I, CD-I Bridge (Photo-CD, Video-CD), Multi-session CD (Photo CD, CD-Extra, Portfolio, CD-R, CD-RW)

Environmental:

Operation Temperature 41°F - 122°F (5°C to 50°C)

Other:

Buffer Size 2MB
Power Requirements DC 5V/12V
MTBF 100,000 POH

 

 

Detailed Drive Features

Form factor
Half-Height
Internal/External
Internal drive
Disk loading mechanism
Motorized tray
Data buffer capacity
2,048kByte
ROM type
Flash-ROM
High-speed recording
Supports Ultra-Speed CD-RW recording on Ultra-Speed CD-RW media
Buffer underrun protection
Built-in functionality to prevent buffer underrun
Emergency eject
Please refer to chapter "Emergency eject" in the manual
Region protection code level (RPC)
RPC-2

Speed factors
Maximum speed factor CD read (CAV)
From 20.7 To 48 x
Maximum speed factor Audio-CD play (PCAV)
From 4 To 6 x
Maximum speed factor CD-DA transfer
max. 6x
Maximum speed factor Video-CD play (PCAV)
From 4 To 6 x
Maximum speed factor CD-R write (CAV)
From 20.7 To 48 x
Maximum speed factor CD-RW read (CAV)
From 10.3 To 24 x
Maximum speed factor CD-RW write (CLV, standard mode)
4x
Maximum speed factor CD-RW write (CLV, High-Speed mode)
10x
Maximum speed factor CD-RW write (ZCLV, Ultra-Speed mode)
12 x
24 x
Maximum speed factor DVD+R write, Range
From 6.6 To 16 x
Maximum speed factor DVD+RW read (CAV)
From 4 To 8 x
Maximum speed factor DVD read (CAV, single layer)
From 6.6 To 16 x
Maximum speed factor DVD read (CAV, dual layer)
From 5 To 12 x
Maximum speed factor DVD-RAM read (4.7 GB/side)
2x
Maximum speed factor DVD-R read (CAV)
From 5 To 12 x
Maximum speed factor DVD-R write
12 x
Firmware "TU53" : 16 x
Maximum speed factor DVD-RW write (CLV)
4x
Maximum speed factor DVD-RW read (CAV)
From 4 To 8 x

Sustained block transfer rate
CD (CAV)
From 776 To 1,800 Blocks/s
CD (PCAV)
From 300 To 428 Blocks/s
CD-RW (PCAV)
From 300 To 450 Blocks/s
DVD (CAV, single layer)
From 4,462 To 10,816 Blocks/s
DVD (CAV, dual layer)
From 3,380 To 8,112 Blocks/s
DVD-R (PCAV)
From 4,462 To 10,816 Blocks/s
DVD-RW (PCAV)
From 4,462 To 10,816 Blocks/s
DVD+R (PCAV)
From 2,772 To 6,760 Blocks/s
DVD+RW (PCAV)
From 2,772 To 6,760 Blocks/s
DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1 (ZCLV)
1,352Blocks/s

Sustained data transfer rate
CD (CAV, Mode 1)
From 2,588 To 6,000 kByte/s
CD (CAV, Mode 2)
From 2,950 To 6,843 kByte/s
CD (PCAV, Mode 1)
From 600 To 900 kByte/s
CD (PCAV, Mode 2)
From 684 To 1,026 kByte/s
DVD+RW (PCAV)
From 5,408 To 10,816 kByte/s
DVD+R (CAV)
From 8,923 To 21,632 kByte/s
DVD+RW (CAV)
From 5,543 To 13,520 kByte/s
DVD (CAV, single layer)
From 8,923 To 21,632 kByte/s
DVD (CAV, dual layer)
From 6,760 To 16,224 kByte/s
DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1 (ZCLV)
2,704kByte/s
DVD-R (CAV)
From 8,923 To 21,623 kByte/s
DVD-RW (CAV)
From 5,543 To 13,520 kByte/s

Burst data transfer rate
PIO mode 4
16.7MByte/s
Multiple-word DMA transfer (Mode 2)
16.7MByte/s
Ultra DMA
33.3MByte/s

Average random access time
CD
100ms
DVD
120ms
DVD-RAM
200ms

Average random seek time
CD
100ms
DVD
115ms
DVD-RAM
160ms

Average full stroke access time
CD
170ms
DVD
200ms
DVD-RAM
400ms

Applicable read/write formats
Applicable write format CD-R/-RW
Disc-At-Once
Track-At-Once
Session-At-Once
Packet Writing
Applicable write format DVD-R
Disc-At-Once
Incremental write
Applicable write format DVD-RW
Disc-At-Once
Incremental write
Restricted overwrite
Applicable write format DVD+R
Sequential Write
Applicable write format DVD+RW
Sequential Write
Random Write
Applicable write disc
CD-MIDI
CD-DA
CD+(E)G
CD-MIDI
CD-TEXT
CD-ROM
CD-ROM XA
Mixed Mode CD
CD-i
CD-i Bridge (Photo-CD)
CD-i Bridge (Video-CD)
Multisession CD (Photo-CD)
Multisession CD (CD-Extra)
Multisession CD (Portfolio-CD)
DVD-R Ver. 2.0 for General
8x-Speed DVD-R Rev. 3.0
DVD-RW Ver. 1.2 for General
4x-Speed DVD-RW Rev. 2.0
DVD+R 4.7 GB Ver. 1.2
DVD+RW 4.7 GB Ver. 1.2
Applicable disc formats
CD-ROM
CD-ROM XA
CD+(E)G
CD-DA
CD-i
CD-i Bridge (Photo-CD)
CD-i Bridge (Video-CD)
CD-MIDI
CD-TEXT
Mixed Mode CD
Multisession CD-Extra
Multisession CD-R
Multisession CD-RW
Multisession Photo-CD
Multisession Portfolio-CD
DVD-ROM (DVD-5)
DVD-ROM (DVD-9)
DVD-ROM (DVD-10)
DVD-ROM (DVD-18)
DVD-R Ver. 2.01 for General
DVD-RW Ver. 1.1
DVD+R Ver. 1.11
DVD+RW Ver. 1.2
DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1

Rotational speed
CD-ROM (CAV)
9,500rpm
CD-DA transfer (CAV)
7,900rpm
Audio CD (PCAV)
From 1,200 To 2,000 rpm
Video CD (PCAV)
From 1,200 To 2,000 rpm
CD-R (CAV)
9,500rpm
CD-R write (ZCLV)
From 4,740 To 5,530 rpm
CD-RW write (CLV, standard mode)
From 790 To 1,840 rpm
CD-RW write (CLV, High-Speed mode)
From 1,980 To 4,580 rpm
CD-RW write (ZCLV, Ultra-Speed mode)
From 4,740 To 5,530 rpm
DVD (CAV, single layer)
9,200rpm
DVD (CAV, dual layer)
7,580rpm
DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1 (ZCLV)
From 1,400 To 3,300 rpm
DVD+R (CAV)
6,900rpm
DVD+RW (CAV)
5,300rpm
DVD+RW write (CLV)
From 2,300 To 5,300 rpm

Load/eject
Load/eject methods
Electrical load/eject (Eject button)
Emergency eject
Load by pressing the tray
Load/eject by ATAPI command

Acoustic noise
Acoustic noise
42dB

Spin-up time
CD
2.0s
DVD
2.0s
DVD-RAM
2.0s

Air flow
Air flow
Not required

Media information
Optical disk diameter
120 mm mm
80 mm (usable only in horizontal position of the drive) mm

Data block capacity
CD (Mode 1)
2,048Byte/block
CD (Mode 2)
2,336Byte/block
DVD-ROM
2,048Byte/block
DVD-RAM
2,048Byte/block

Disc capacity
CD (Mode 1)
656.5MByte
CD (Mode 2)
748.8MByte
DVD-5
4,377MByte
DVD-9
7,959MByte
DVD-10
8,754MByte
DVD-18
15,917MByte
DVD-RAM Ver. 1.0
2,324MByte
DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1
4,377MByte
DVD-R Ver. 1 (3.9 GByte)
3,679MByte
DVD-R Ver. 2 (4.7 GByte)
4,377MByte
DVD-RW
4,377MByte

Installation conditions
Installation conditions
Mount the drive within 20° of the horizontal positions and within 10° of the vertical positions.

Jumper settings
Jumper settings
Please refer to chapter "Jumper settings" in the manual.

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
MTBF
100,000Hours

MTBF assumptions
Power-on hours
5,436Hours/year
On/off cycles
313Cycles/year
Number of accesses
600,000Accesses/year

MTTR (Mean Time To Repair)
MTTR
0.5Hours

Drive life
Drive life
15,000Hours
Load/eject
10,000Times
Interface connector: Attach/detach
20Times (min.)
Power connector: Attach/detach
20Times (min.)

Temperature and humidity
Operating temperature
From 5 To 50 °C
Storage temperature
From -10 To 60 °C
Shipping temperature
From -40 To 65 °C
Operating temperature gradient
11°C/hour
Storage temperature gradient
20°C/hour
Shipping temperature gradient
20°C/hour
Operating humidity
From 8 To 80 %
Storage humidity
From 5 To 95 %
Shipping humidity
From 5 To 95 %
Condensation
In all the above conditions there must be no condensation.

Vibration
Operating (Read, no hard error)
0.25G
Operating write
0.25G
Non-operating (No damage)
1G
Shipping (No damage)
1G

Shock
Operating (Horizontal, read, no retry)
1.5G
Operating (Vertical, read, no retry)
0.8G
Operating (Read, no data loss)
10G
Operating (Horizontal, write, no error)
1.5G
Operating (Vertical, write, no error)
0.8G
Non-operating (no disk mounted, no damage)
50G
Drop (bulk package, 10 pcs.)
0.6 m drop once for each 6 surfaces, 1 edge and 1 corner.
Drop (bulk package, 15 pcs.)
0.4 m drop once (Bottom side only).

Operating pressure and altitude
Operating
From 0 To 3,000 m
Shipping
From 0 To 12,000 m

External dimensions
WxHxD
146 x 41.5 x 193mm

Mass (Weight)
Net.
1.0kg
Individual package
1.5kg
Bulk package (10 pcs.)
11kg
Bulk package (15 pcs.)
16kg

Configuration
Optical pick-up
1-lens/2-laser system.
Laser wave lengths
DVD: 650 nm
CD: 780 nm
Spindle motor
Brushless DC-motor
Feed motor
DC-motor
Load/eject motor
DC-motor

Source voltage
Operating
+ 12 V (+/- 5 %)
+ 5 V (+/- 5 %)
Start-up
+ 12 V (+/- 8 %)
+ 5 V (+/- 8 %)

Analogue out
Output level
0.72V
Type
Unbalanced
Load impedance
47kOhm
Frequency response
From 20 To 20,000 Hz
Distortion (Attenuation)
-73dB
Signal-to-noise ratio
80dB

Digital out
Output level
0.5V
Type
Unbalanced
Load impedance
75kOhm

Headphones out (Optional)
Output level
0.9V
Level adjust controller
Continuous type (Thumb wheel knob)
Load impedance
100kOhm
Connector
3.5 mm diameter stereo headphone jack

Audio modes
Audio modes
A command can be used to select a mode from 16 available, such as ´Stereo´, ´Lch Mono´, Rch Mono´, ´Mute´etc. The default mode is ´Stereo´. Audio out is automatically muted in the digital data area and seek state.
A command can be used to select an attenuator (line output) level from 16 levels. The default level is 0 dB.

Interface
Applicable to
ANSI X3T13 1532D Rev. 2a
ATAPI SFF8090i Ver. 5, Rev. 1.4

Connections and cables
Power supply cable length
2m
ATAPI-cable length
0.46m
Audio cable length
3m

Electrostatic discharge
Conforms to standard
EN61000-4-2
Damage including
Min. 15kV
Operating
Max. 8kV

Safety standards/Agency approvals
Safety
CAN/CSA-22.2 No. 60950-1
EN60950-1
UL 60950-1
Laser
EN60825-1+A2
FDA CFR21
EMI
Taiwan EMI CNS 13438
CE
EN 55022+A1+A2
EN55024+A1+A2
EN61000-4-2+A1+A2
EN61000-4-3+A2
EN61000-4-4+A1+A2
EN61000-4-5+A1
EN61000-4-6+A1
EN61000-4-8+A1
EN61000-4-11+A1
Korean EMC RRL (MIC) No. 122

Maintenance and handling
Optical pick-up head
Optical pick-up: A dirty optical pick-up will degrade the access time. Please do not try to clean it yourself!
Optical media
Optical disk: Try to avoid touching the data area of the disk as dirt and smears will degrade the disk accessing speed. If the disk is dirty, wipe with a soft cloth from the center of the media straight to the outside.
 

 

Our Test Machine's Specs:

Pentium 4 3GHz (not over clocked)

1GB RDRAM

ABIT Motherboard

NOTE: Firmware TU55 now enables the SD-R5372 to write new DVD-RW 6x and DVD+RW 8x media.

Toshiba Introduction

This DVD-Writer is collaboration with Samsung and sold under the Toshiba Samsung Storage Technologies (TSST) label. Headquartered in Japan and Korea, TSST (Toshiba Samsung Storage Technologies) is 51 per cent owned by Toshiba and 49 per cent owned by Samsung. The TSST joint venture includes product and business planning, product development, procurement and sales for optical disc drives (ODDs), world-wide.

A little history about Toshiba's storage division:

Toshiba Storage Device Division (former "Disk Product Division") has been in existence since 1972 when it began producing 14 inch Hard Disk Drives for the OEM market place. In 1975 it started the production of 8 inch Hard Disk Drives for the then infant computer industry in Europe, followed by 5.25 inch, 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch hard drives. As the industry continued to grow Toshiba established a European presence in 1987 based in Neuss, Germany. Toshiba's presence in Europe has since expanded to include sales and support offices in the U. K.& the Republic of Ireland. Toshiba was the first manufacturer to offer a 2.5 inch 40 MB HDD using two glass platters. Nowadays Toshiba reinforces its industry-leading position with new high-capacity, high-performance 2.5 inch hard-disk drives up to 80 GB, world leaders in their class. Toshiba Storage Device Division is one of the few optical storage vendors that is able to support its European customer base directly with local European Sales, Marketing, Technical and Operational staff.

Toshiba also developed the CD-ROM's successor the DVD-ROM and later the first multifunction combination CD-Re-writer/DVD-ROM all-in-one.

This is Toshiba's fourth DVD writer and the sequel to the SDR-5272 which was released in spring 2004.

It is the first and only drive on the market to offer 5x DVD Double layer recording and offers 16x DVD+R & 16 x DVD-R writing, 4x DVD-RW / 4 x DVD+RW. Like most DVD Writers it also functions as a CD writer offering the speeds of 48 speed read / 24x re-write / 48 write.

In this review we will compare it with the new Plextor 716A drive.

What the package includes

The package contains:

  • Toshiba SD-R5372 DVD±RW Drive
  • Quick Installation Manual
  • Audio cable
  • IDE Cable
  • Jumper & Jumper tool
  • Bag of screws and emergency eject tool
  • 1 x 52 speed Traxdata CD-R
  • 1x 8 speed Traxdata DVD+R
  • CD Marker Pen

2 software CDs containing:

  • Operation Manual & drivers (on CD) (Note this driver is not covered on the CD)
  • Pinnacle Studio 9.1 SE & Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD 8.3 OEM

Depending on which country you purchased the drive from you may see a different software package or nothing at all if you purchased OEM.

The front of the drive resembles a more traditional Toshiba design, with no headphone socket, an emergency eject hole and one multipurpose LED.

 

The back of the drive looks very similar to any other ATAPI CD/DVD writer.

You will find the usual connectors: jumpers for making the drive a Master/Slave/Cable Select, an analogue audio output connector, a digital audio output connector and a power connector.

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