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The DVR-S806 is the latest external DVD writer capable of recording at up to 16x write speed on DVD-R or +R discs and at up to 4x write speed on DVD+R DL (double-layer) discs with substantially low operation noise.

Pioneer's external DVD writer realizes not only the industry-leading fast write speeds on DVD-R discs, DVD+R DL discs and +R discs, but also high-quality recording and high reliability with quieter operation owing to Pioneer-developed eminent technologies. Additionally, the writer can sit vertically or horizontally and plugs into standard IEEE1394 and USB 2.0 ports.

The DVR-S806 fully satisfies a wide range of requirements from PC users, such as high productivity, quieter drive, accurate recording and stylized design as well as selected software package that offers both novice and experienced users the ability to easily create professional-looking DVDs.

Write Support
  • CD-R, CD-RW
Read Support
  • DVD-ROM/DVD-Video (Single layer, double layer) DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM (Non-cartridge Version 2.0/Version 2.1 only)
  • CD-ROM/Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, High Speed CD-RW, Ultra Speed CD-RW
Write Speed
  • 16x-speed (Zone CLV), 12x-speed (Zone CLV), 8x-speed (Zone CLV), 6x-speed, 4x-speed, 2x-speed, 1x-speed
  • 4x-speed, 2x-speed, 1x-speed
  • 16x-speed (Zone CLV), 12x-speed (Zone CLV), 8x-speed (Zone CLV), 6x-speed, 4x-speed, 2.4x-speed
  • 4x-speed, 2.4x-speed
  • 4x-speed, 2.4x-speed
  • 32x-speed (Zone CLV), 24x-speed (Zone CLV), 16x-speed , 10x-speed, 4x-speed
  • 24x-speed (Zone CLV) , 16x-speed, 10x-speed, 4x-speed
Read Speed
  • Quiet mode: Max.5x-speed, Performance mode: Max.16x-speed
  • Quiet mode: Max.5x-speed Performance mode: Max.12x-speed
  • DVD-R Max.12x-speed, DVD-RW Max.8x-speed, DVD-RAM 2x-speed (Zone CLV)
  • DVD+R Max.12x-speed, DVD+RW Max.8x-speed, DVD+R DL Max.8x-speed
  • Quiet mode: Max.9.3x-speed, Performance mode: Max.40x-speed
  • Max.40x-speed
  • Max.32x-speed
  • Max.9.3x-speed
Other Specifications
  • 130 ms
  • 140 ms
  • 2MB
  • Horizontal and Verticle Power Tray Loading
  • 8.5 GB
  • USB2.0/USB1.1*10, IEEE1394
  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Description File Size
DVR-S806 Warranty Statement (in English) 182 kb
DVR-S806 Warranty Statement (in French) 148 kb
DVR-S806 Frequently Asked Questions 20 kb
R8 Recordable Media Write Speeds Chart 60 kb
Disc Care and Maintenance 57 kb
Description File Size
DVR-S806 firmare update to version 1.20B 1,136 kb
DVR Advanced Quiet-Drive Utility version 1.05 to reduce noise while the disc spins
(for Windows 98/ME/XP/2000)
262 kb
Device Info & firmware level detector 232 kb