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Samsung SW240 40-12-40 CDRW Burner

Samsung SW240 40-12-40 CDRW Burner - PCSTATS
Abstract: "CD Mount Rainier Rewrite" is a new optical storage media standard that makes CD-RW disks as handy, and as easy to work with as 1.44Mb floppies are.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung Jul 15 2002   Max Page  
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Nero CD-Speed, Sandra benchmarks

Nero CD Speed 99 - Data - Benchmarks Source: Ahead Software

CD Speed is a CD-ROM benchmark which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM drive. In this particular test we use a pressed CD-ROM with about 640MB of data as the test disk. Using a CDR or CDRW as the test disk may (or may not) impact the results slightly, so the pressed disk is the de facto standard.

Samsung SW-240 - CDSpeed Data Tests

Optical Drive SW-240 SW-232 SW-224 SC-152 DVD-500M SW-216
Disk Type Data Data Data Data Data Data
Avg Speed 31.06x 31.65x 30.82x 38.90x 32.30x 24.94x
Random Seek Time 93ms 90ms 87ms 86ms 86ms 94ms
1/3 Seek Time 100ms 101ms 91ms 105ms 100ms 112ms
Full Seek Time 160ms 169ms 137ms 181ms 164ms 192ms
CPU use: 1X 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
CPU use: 2X 2%

2%

3% 2% 1% 2%
CPU use: 4X 5% 4% 7% 4% 2% 5%
CPU use: 8X 10% 9% 11% 8% 3% 9%
Disk Recognition Time: 4.63s 5.2s 9.15s 6.30s 0.01s -
Disk Eject Time 1.33s 1.39s 1.12s 1.05s 1.19s 1.19s
Disk Load Time: 0.98s 1.080s 1.10s 1.14s 7.26s 1.14s

We would have liked to have seen a jump to something a little closer to 40X average for the data write tests, but the best we can manage will be an end write speed of 40.87X. The manufacturers specs are correct. The SW240 continues the upswing with CPU usage, topping out at 10%. Random seek times are also slightly elevated compared to previous Samsung units we see here.

Nero CD Speed 99 - Audio - Benchmarks Source: Ahead Software

CD Speed is a CD-ROM benchmark which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM drive. In this particular test we use a pressed Audio CD with about 65 minutes of audio on it as the test disk. CDROM's in general have a harder time processing audio data, and hence the results can be drastically slower than that of data tests alone.

Samsung SW-240 - CDSpeed Audio Tests

Optical Drive SW-240 SW-232 SW-224 SC152 DVD-500M SW-216
Disk Type Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio
Avg Speed 27.44x 24.89x 22.98x 18.97x 29.96x 22.32x
Random Seek Time 92ms 93ms 86ms 88ms 88ms 97ms
1/3 Seek Time 106ms 107ms 102ms 98ms 95ms 98ms
Full Seek Time 161ms 170ms 157ms 167ms 161ms 163ms
DAE Quality 10 10 10 10 10 10
CPU use: 1X 1% 1% 2% 1% 0% 2%
CPU use: 2X

3%

3% 6% 3% 1% 4%
CPU use: 4X 7% 7% 14% 5% 2% 7%
CPU use: 8X 14% 14% 23% 11% 4% 13%
Disk Recog. Time: 3.99s 9.16s 8.38s 4.35s 0.01s -
Disk Eject Time: 1.33s 1.37s 1.10s 1.06s 1.19s 1.18s
Disk Load Time: 0.98s 1.08s 1.10s 1.14s 7.33s 1.14s

It is hard to say how necessary these audio disc benchmarks really are, but incase you need to know, here are the results. The SW240 shows good average read times (27.44x) and a nice consistent CPU usage (14%). Disk recognition time had dramatically improved over previous models.

SiSoft Sandra 2002 Pro CDROM Benchmarks Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

Optical Drive SW-240 SW-232 SW-224 SC152 DVD-500M SW-216
Disk Type Data Data Data Data Data Data
Drive Index 1978 2071 1745 2533 1282 n/a
Buffered Read: 1646kb/s 1484kb/s 1327kb/s 2273kb/s 19MB/s n/a
Sequential Read: 2907kb/s 2933kb/s 2380kb/s 3663kb/s 1699kb/s n/a
Randon Read: 584kb/s 777kb/s 778kb/s 835kb/s 660kb/s n/a
Acess Time: 68ms 114ms 109ms 112ms 112ms n/a

Sandra shows us some conflicting information about these drives, but for the SW240 at least the access time seems to have matured into something quite nice.

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Contents of Article: Samsung SW240
 Pg 1.  Samsung SW240 40-12-40 CDRW Burner
 Pg 2.  Testing the Samsung SW240
 Pg 3.  — Nero CD-Speed, Sandra benchmarks
 Pg 4.  Burn tests and Conclusions

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