Optorite TED80Y1 Portable CD/DVD Writer Review



Review: Optorite TED80Y1
Provided by: Optorite
Manufactured: Unknown

Optorite was kind enough to send us their latest Portable DVD/CD Writer, the Optorite TED80Y1 USB 2.0 DVD recorder. This drive supports 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW and 24x CD-R and CD-RW writing technologies.

Optorite has the following description on the box regarding this product:


  • Supports both DVD+RW and DVD-RW formats
  •   Up to 8x DVD+R write speed
  • BURN-Proof technology prevents buffer under run errors
  • Supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Optorite history and information:

We found the following information on the Optorite website:

OptoRite Incorporation is a reputable optical storage drives manufacturer. The company was founded in August 2000 by a group of highly experienced R&D and industry elites from the optical storage field. Base on high technology, OptoRite always strives to reach the "high quality", with "high performance", "fully compatibility", and merit "customer reliability". Furthermore, OptoRite has developed a series of high-speed CD-RW drives, COMBO drives, and DVD Dual drives.

OptoRite is inherent in its name and her intention is to simplify and popularize complex optical storage technologies in order to make them more convenient in our lives.
Every employee of OptoRite is following the five major missions to create best interests for the company and shareholders.

" Innovational " to lead the industry by innovating technology
Sincere " to serve customers with sincere attitude
Professional " professional business management and operation
Sensible " sensibly caring for employees
Profitable " to optimize profits as the operating goal

For more information you can visit the Optorite website.

Drive specifications:


  • USB 2.0

Internal Buffer Size:

  • 2MB

Random Access Time:

  • DVD 'โ€œ 130ms
  • CD 'โ€œ 130ms

Write Speed:

  • DVD+R 8x
  • DVD+RW 4x
  • DVD-R 4x
  • DVD-RW 4x
  • CD-R 24x
  • CD-RW 24x

Read Speed:

  • DVD+R 8x
  • DVD+RW 8x
  • DVD-R 8x
  • DVD-RW 8x
  • CD-R 24x
  • CD-RW 24x
  • CD-DA 24x
  • DVD-ROM 8x
  • CD-ROM 24x

Writing Type:

  • DVD+R Incremental Write (Multi Session Support)
  • DVD+RW Random Write
  • DVD-R Disc at Once, Incremental Recording (Multi-Border Support)
  • DVD-RW Rigid Restricted Overwriting, Incremental Write
  • CD-R/RW Disc at Once, Session at Once, Track at Once, Packet Writing (Multi Session Support)

Support Media Type:

  • DVD single layer
  • Dual layer
  • DVD+R/RW
  • DVD-R/RW
  • CD-DA
  • CD-ROM [Mode1, Mode2 (Form1/2)]
  • CD-ROM / XA
  • Mixed mode CD
  • CD-R/RW
  • CD Extra

Support Formats:

  • DVD-ROM (UDF Bridge)
  • DVD-ROM (ISO 9660)
  • DVD-VR

Disc Size:

  • 8 cm (3.5")
  • 12 cm (4.72")

Power Requirements:

  • Input Voltage AC 100V - 240V
  • Input Frequency 50/60Hz
  • Output DC 5V 2A

Dimensions (W*H*D):

  • 165.8mm x 20.7mm x 144.8mm

  Weight (bare drive):

  • 440g

OS Compatibility:

  • Windows 98SE/ME/XP/NT/2000

What's inside the box?

On this page we will take a look at what the drive came shipped with and take a look at the drive and its technology.





Below you will see the contents of the retail box:

Along with the drive the retail bundle includes:

  • Power cord
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • User's Manual
  • Nero OEM Suite
  •   Sonic MyDVD 5.3

Now it's time to take a look at the drive itself:

The Optorite drive sports a sleek and compact design.

On the back of the drive there is a connector for the power cord and the USB cable.

The top is emblazoned with the Optorite logo.

On the bottom of the drive is a label showing the drive was manufactured in China with no date of manufacture indicated.

The drive was installed without any problems and here is a screenshot from Nero info tool:


From this screenshot we see a 2mb buffer, no support for Mt. Rainier, no support for reading/writing DL media or reading/writing DVD-RAM. Our drive came shipped with firmware E010.

And another shot from Nero Burning ROM:


Nothing out of the ordinary here.

So, let's continue with the review and see how this drive really performs.

On the next page we will take a look at the test machine, the software, the drive features and the included software…………

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