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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.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AOpen Jun 02 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > AOpen CRW5232/ARR

Benchmarks: CD Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra

CD Winbench 99 Source: Zdnet

The 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
Optical Drive Results Ranking
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
Samsung SW-240 (CD-RW) 1910 kb/s
Samsung SW-232 (CD-RW) 1460 kb/s
Samsung SW-224 (CD-RW) 1320 kb/s
Samsung SC-152 (CDROM) 1710 kb/s
Pioneer DVD-500M (DVD ROM) 2440 kb/s
Samsung SW-216 (CD-RW) 1280 kb/s
AOpen 52x32x52x (CD-RW) 2300 kb/s

Here we see that CD Winbench 99 results are all over the map, but the AOpen 52x32x52x CD-RW scores very well.

SiSoft Sandra 2002 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.

Sisoft Sandra 2002 Benchmark Results

Optical Drive AOpen 52x32x52x Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor W4012TA LG 32x10x40
Disk Type Data Data Data Data Data
Drive Index 2133 2207 2426 1992 1974
Buffered Read: 1600 kb/s 1582 kb/s 1893 kb/s 2300 kb/s 1627 kb/s
Sequential Read: 2970 kb/s 3284 kb/s 3408 kb/s 2802 kb/s 2919 kb/s
Random Read: 877 kb/s 792 kb/s 952 kb/s 776 kb/s 551 kb/s
Access Time: 411 ms 245 ms 194 ms 238 ms 73 ms

Overall performance of the AOpen CRW5232/ARR 52x32x52x CD-RW is very good, the only thing that stands out is the rather long access time compared to the competition. When in use the AOpen drive certainly did not feel like it took any longer to use than other optical devices.

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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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