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Gigabyte M1600A Multimedia DVD-ROM Review

Gigabyte M1600A Multimedia DVD-ROM Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The DVD/CDROM lies hidden behind the front control panel, and with the push of a button that easily folds down so that disc's can be changed.
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Nov 05 2003   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > Gigabyte M1600A

Test system specs and benchmarks

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz
Motherboards:

Epox 8RGA i845E

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro, Catalyst 3.6

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2

Hard Drive: 80GB Maxtor, 7200RPM
CDROM: Gigabyte M1600A DVD-ROM
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Heatsink: Zalman CNPS7000-Cu
Software Setup Windows2000 SP4
Intel INF 5.00.1012
Workstation Benchmarks

CD WinBench 99
Nero CD Speed
Nero DVD Speed
SiSoft Sandra 2002

CD WinBench 99 Source: e-Testinglabs.com

The e-TestingLabs CD Winbench99 benchmark runs a series of scripted programs from a special CD in the drive and measures the time and data transfer capabilities as a result. Higher numbers mean better performance.

CD-WinBench 99 Benchmark Results
Test Drive Results
Gigabyte M1600A (DVD-ROM) 1670 b/s
MSI CR52-M (CD-R/RW) 2700 kb/s
Samsung SM-352 (CD-RW/DVD) 2060 kb/s
Samsung SW-252B (CD-RW) 1860 kb/s
MSI CR52A-A2 (CD-RW) 2420 kb/s
Plextor PXW4012TA (CD-RW) 2190 kb/s
LG 32-10-40 (CD-RW) 2110 kb/s
MSI CDRW 8340 (CD-RW) 2050 kb/s

Gigabyte's M1600A scores in at about 1670kb/s with Winbench 99. Remember, this is a DVD-ROM with 48X read speeds.

Nero CD Speed - 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.

Gigabyte M1600A - CDSpeed Data Tests

Optical Drive

Gigabyte M1600A

MSI CR52M Samsung SM-352 Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor PXW4012TA

LG 32/10/40

MSI 8340

Disc Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Avg Speed 33.26x 27.99x 32.67x 35.08x 35.38x 29.05x 30.46x 30.69x
Random Seek Time 81ms 96ms 121ms 99ms 91ms 121ms 101ms 94ms
1/3 Seek Time 91ms 96ms 114ms 108ms 95ms 140ms 112ms 98ms
Full Seek Time 161ms 155ms 190ms 170ms 153ms 212ms 184ms 165ms
CPU use: 1X 1% 0% 1% 3% 0% 0% 1% 0%
CPU use: 2X 2% 7% 1% 4% 1% 1% 2% 1%
CPU use: 4X 4% 2% 2% 5% 2% 2% 20% 5%
CPU use: 8X 9% 5% 5% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8%
Disc Recognition Time: 13.38s 9.40s 8.22s 4.77s 0.73s 9.37s 7.08s 0.01s
Disc Eject Time 3.45 1.24s 4.31 1.42s 2.74s 1.64s 1.55s 1.32s
Disc Load Time: 1.39 0.94s 1.47 1.11s 7.9s 0.08s 1.27s 7.60s

CDSpeed pegs the Gigabyte M1600A at an average 33.26x read speed for data CDs. CPU usage stays nice and low, and seek times are also quite nice.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte M1600A
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte M1600A Multimedia DVD-ROM Review
 Pg 2.  Hidden Features and More
 Pg 3.  How well does it really work?
 Pg 4.  Different Media Types
 Pg 5.  — Test system specs and benchmarks
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: CD Speed, Sandra 2003
 Pg 7.  Nero DVD Speed tests

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