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MSI DR16-B Dual-Layer DVD Burner Review

MSI DR16-B Dual-Layer DVD Burner Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: Conventional recordable DVD media stores data on a single 4.7GB plane (level) of the disc, dual-layer DVD media 8.5GB of data.
 89% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Computer Nov 19 2004   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > MSI Computer DR16-B

Benchmarks: CDWinbench 99, 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 speed of the data transfer. 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
LG GSA-4082B (DVD-/+RW) 1130 kb/s
Gigabyte GO-W0808A (DVD-/+RW) 2240 kb/s
AOpen 5232 Combo (CD-RW/DVD-ROM)

2510kb/s

AOpen DRW8800 (DVD-/+RW) 2150kb/s
MSI DR16-B (DVD-/+RW) 1400kb/s

According to CD Winbench 99, the MSI DR16-B is not a very fast drive. Let's see how the drive fares in our other tests before we label it though. Most DVD drives show similar speeds....

SiSoft Sandra 2004 Source: Sandra

The Sisoft Sandra 2004 drive benchmark measures the theoretical read performance of optical drives in a number of areas.

Sisoft Sandra 2004 Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48

Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2
Disc Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Drive Index 2912 kb/s 3056 kb/s 2574 1627 2187 2207 2426
Buffered Read: 2480 kb/s 2567 kb/s 6000 kb/s 779 kb/s 1780 kb/s 1582 kb/s 1893 kb/s
Sequential Read: 3135 kb/s 3258 kb/s 2712 kb/s 2362 kb/s 3005 kb/s 3284 kb/s 3408 kb/s
Random Read: 2577 kb/s 2752 kb/s 2336 kb/s 524 kb/s 961 kb/s 792 kb/s 952 kb/s
Access Time: 283ms 231ms 220 ms 761ms 363ms 245 ms 194 ms

The MSI DR16-B performs fairly well here. Access times are a tad on the high side, but acceptable.

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Contents of Article: MSI Computer DR16-B
 Pg 1.  MSI DR16-B Dual-Layer DVD Burner Review
 Pg 2.  Software and Media compatibility
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: CDWinbench 99, Sandra
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+RW, Conclusions

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