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Pioneer DVR-111DBK
A Closer Look
September 20, 2006
DVR-111DBK Introduction DVR-111DBK: A Closer Look DVR-111DBK: Benchmarks
DVR-111DBK Specs DVR-111DBK Conclusion


The following images are of the Pioneer DVR-111D. This particular model is actually the DVR-111DBK as the last two letters designated the drive as black, versus the standard DVR-111D being beige in color. As far as images, there really isn't anything exciting too see per se as this is a DVD drive, as well being OEM, but might be interesting if there are design changes for future Pioneer DVR models.

The Front Of The Pioneer DVR-111DBK

The Front Of The Pioneer DVR-111DBK

The front of the DVR-111DBK has your typical Front Ejection Hole for emergency removal of a disc (1), Status Indicator which still flashes green whenever reading or writing a disc (2), and Eject Button (3).

The Back Of The Pioneer DVR-111DBK

The Back Of The Pioneer DVR-111DBK

The back of the DVR-111DBK also has the familiar look, but do take note. In order to burn media at the higher speeds on this drive, you will need an 80-pin IDE cable. From left to right, you have the Audio Output, Device Configuration Jumper, Host IDE Interface, and 4-pin DC Power Input.

DVR-111DBK Pin Settings

DVR-111DBK Audio Output
Pin Name Function
1 L Left channel audio output
2 G Ground
3 G Ground
4 R Right channel audio output

DVR-111DBK Device Jumper
Pin Name Function
1 MA Master Mode
2 SL Slave Mode
3 CS Cable Select
4 NA Reserved
5 NA Reserved
The Top Of The Pioneer DVR-111DBK

The Top Of The Pioneer DVR-111DBK

Now here is a much different housing design. Normally, you would see just a smooth surface on previous DVR models, but the DVR-111 series has several "dimples" or "indentations" on the housing, reducing vibration. When burning a DVD at such high speeds these days, any amount of resistance can cause write errors. To reduce the errors which can occur, the empty space inside the DVD writer case is reduced in order to lower the amount of air pressure which tends to build up during the drive's faster burning speeds. In addition, heat created from these burning speeds, also creates more pressure in the unit, so having properly placed dimples reduces the chances of creating a vacuum of hot air. While this won't reduce it altogether, it does help to ensure the burning process is more stable.


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