Pioneer Europe has released three DVD writers that offer disc creation at speeds of up to 20x.

The DVR-115D is a dual-format ATAPI DVD writer (writing to DVD-R/+R, DVD-RW/+RW and CD-R/RW media). Also available are two SATA drives: the DVR-215D writes to an identical range of media as the DVR-115D while the DVR-215 is a multi-format unit that adds DVD-RAM writing capabilities.

All models offer read-support for DVD-RAM discs and the ability to write at 20X speed on DVD-R/+R discs. They include Pioneer’s original technologies to enhance reading and writing performance and are available in three colours – beige, black and silver.

With the high-end write speed of up to 20x on DVD-R and +R discs, users can fill a 4.7GB disc with data in around five minutes, according to Pioneer. The 10x write speed for Dual/Double Layer DVD-R/+R discs means consumers can write four hours of standard footage or two hours of high-quality footage to a Dual/Double Layer disc in about 15 minutes.

The new writers retain Pioneer’s Disc-Resonance Stabiliser technology. This controls the airflow generated by disc rotation in order to minimise disc warping, which can occur when media rotates at high speed. As well as ‘Buffer Under Run’ protection technology for DVD and CD, writing performance is improved by a 'Multi-Effect Liquid Crystal Tilt Compensator', which the company says operates at high speed – even on Dual Layer/Double Layer media types – to ensure precise writing to the disc by automatically compensating for discs that are warped or of uneven thickness. An Ultra Dynamic Resonance Absorber reduces the instability and vibrations caused by imbalanced or damaged media, maintaining the integrity of the recording and playback performance.