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AOpen 52x32x52x CRW5232/ARR CD-RW Review

AOpen 52x32x52x CRW5232/ARR CD-RW Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: I remember when I bought my first CD-RW drive many years ago... I was the envy of all my geeky friends because I could burn CDs.
 85% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AOpen Jun 02 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > AOpen CRW5232/ARR

Interchangeable Face Plates

Despite its relatively high speed ratings, the AOpen 52x32x52x CD-RW is very noise friendly for those of you who are sound-sensitive. Even when reading a disc, the drive was nice and quiet.

By default the beige faceplate comes installed, and if you want to change the colour to black or silver, it can be done quite easily. Printed instructions are included with walk you through the process step by step.

Nero's InfoTool is a very handy program that tells you all the features of your optical devices. As you can see here the AOpen CRW5232/ARR 52x32x52x CD-RW drive supports these read formats; CD-R and CD-RW media as well as VideoCD, CD Text, CD+G and C2 Errors while being able to write to CD-R, CD-RW and Mount Rainier. It also has Buffer Underrun Protection.

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor:

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C

Clock Speed: 15 x 200 MHz = 3.0 GHz
Motherboards:

Gigabyte GA-8KNXP

Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9800 Pro

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair TwinX3200LL

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed.
CDROM: AOpen 52x32x52x CD-RW
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 5.02.1012
Catalyst 4.4

Workstation Benchmarks

CD Winbench 99
SiSoft Sandra 2002
Nero CD Speed

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Contents of Article: AOpen CRW5232/ARR
 Pg 1.  AOpen 52x32x52x CRW5232/ARR CD-RW Review
 Pg 2.  — Interchangeable Face Plates
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: CD Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW and Conclusions

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