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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 Speed: CD-R, CD-RW and Conclusions

Nero CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW 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.

CD Winbench 99 Benchmark Results


CD-R

CD-RW

Nero CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW Benchmark Results

Optical Drive AOpen 52x32x52xs Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor W4012TA LG 32x10x40
Media CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW
Media Write Speed: 52x 32x 52x 24x 52x 24x 40x 12x 32x 12x
Avg Speed: 39.49x 30.86x 39.57x 18.72x 39.76x 24x 30.59x 12x 19.63x 10.01x
Start Speed: 23.97x 22.6x 23.62x 11.22x 23.82x 24x 20.01x 12x 16.01x 10.01x
End Speed: 51.21x 32.29x 52.14x 24.61x 52.25x 24x 40.05x 12x 20.02x 10.01x
Type CAV P-CAV CAV CAV CAV CLV Z-CLV CLV Z-CLV CLV

Performance of the AOpen CRW5232/ARR 52x32x52x CD-RW drive is very good, CD-R media hits just under 52x burning while the AOpen burner is able to burn just a tad faster than 32x on CD-RW media!

Good Performance!

Can you imagine how you got by with computers before CD-RW's were readily available? I remember when I was in high school I had to carry ten to twenty floppy disks to school for the various classes I was taking. Not fun.

CD burners have definitely made my life easier and I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves this technology.

The AOpen CRW5232/ARR 52x32x52x CD-RW is one of the many CD burners on the market. In an attempt to differentiate themselves from the rest of the crowd, AOpen has included three interchangeable face plates which hopefully can suit your case be it beige, silver or black. Very neat and those of you with non white/beige cases.

At 52x CD-R, 32x CD-RW burning and 52x CD reading, the AOpen CRW5232/ARR is pretty much one of the fastest drives on the market (but not the only one sporting such speeds mind you). It supports all the popular writing methods; TAO (Track at Once), DAO (Disc at Once), SAO (Session at Once), Multisession, Packet Write and Mt. Rainier Write. Aopen are also nice enough to include a copy of Nero Express burning software.

Overall, the performance of the CRW5232/ARR drive overall was excellent, with the exception of audio tests. It seems the AOpen drive is a bit slower than the competition there but everywhere else the AOpen battles for top spot. This doesn't translate into any real world handicap however, but is more of a benchmarking footnote. The AOpen 52x32x52x CD-RW comes in first for burning CD-R and CD-RW media and is able to beat out some pretty impressive competition!

Overall the AOpen 52x32x52x CD-RW delivers on all fronts and with a retail price of $48 CDN ($35 US), you can't really beat its value!

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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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