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AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Burner Review

AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Burner Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: It's capable of writing to DVD-/+R discs at up to 8x speed, DVD-/+RW at 4x while burning CD-R media at 32x and CD-RW's at 16x.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Aopen Aug 11 2004   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > Aopen DRW8800

Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio

Nero CD Speed: Data Source: Ahead Software

CD Speed is a CD/DVD-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.

Nero CD Speed: Data

Nero CD Speed: Data Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48

Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor W4012TA
Disc Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Avg Speed 30.05 36.07 23.08x 29.26 35.08x 35.38x 29.05x
Random Seek Time 113ms 87ms 108ms 84ms 99ms 91ms 121ms
1/3 Seek Time 111ms 88ms 142ms 88ms 108ms 95ms 140ms
Full Seek Time 154ms 132ms 195ms 155ms 170ms 153ms 212ms
CPU Use: 1x 0% 4% 1% 0% 3% 0% 0%
CPU Use: 2x 1% 2% 2% 1% 4% 1% 1%
CPU Use: 4x 2% 3% 4% 1% 5% 2% 2%
CPU Use: 8x 5% 7% 8% 3% 8% 5% 5%
Disc recognition Time 8.73 8.17s 10.16s 7.68s 4.77s 0.73s 9.37s
Disc Eject Time 1.71s 1.4s 2.04s 4.61s 1.42s 2.74s 1.64s
Disc Load Time 0s 1.03s 1.33s 0.98s 1.11s 7.9s 0.08s

In Nero CD Speed Data, the DRW8800 is about middle of the pack. It's performs well in the disc load times.

Nero CD Speed: Audio 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 Audio CD with about 65 minutes of audio on it as the test disk. CDROM's in general have a harder time processing audio data, and hence the results can be drastically slower than that of data tests alone.

Nero CD Speed: Audio

Nero CD Speed: Audio Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48 Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor W4012TA
Disc Type Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio
Avg Speed 24.02x 32.74x 18.46x 28.67x 28.29x 31.09x 8.03x
Random Seek Time 114ms 95ms 114ms 92ms 104ms 89ms 121ms
1/3 Seek Time 121ms 105ms 137ms 95ms 111ms 90ms 140ms
Full Seek Time 171ms 186ms 204ms 315ms 117ms 309ms 212ms
DAE Quality 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
CPU Use: 1x 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 2% 0%
CPU Use: 2x 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1%
CPU Use: 4x 3% 4% 5% 2% 4% 3% 2%
CPU Use: 8x 7% 8% 9% 4% 9% 69% 3%
Disc recognition Time 8.23s 6.59s 7.79s 6.53s 4s 0.08s 9.37s
Disc Eject Time 1.71s 1.04s 2.01s 4.62s 1.44s 1.66s 1.64s
Disc Load Time 0.13s 1.41s 1.33 0.96s 1.13s 19.25s 0.08s

Those of you who rip a lot of audio CD's will be pleased with the AOpen DRW8800's performance. It's nice to see that CPU utilization is not very high in all modes, and disc load times are extremely quick.

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Contents of Article: Aopen DRW8800
 Pg 1.  AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Burner Review
 Pg 2.  Software and Media Compatibility
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+RW and Conclusions

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