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|
Nero CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW Benchmark
|Media Write Speed:
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!
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
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
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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