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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: 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 an optical drive. In this particular benchmark 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 impact the results slightly, so a pressed disk is the standard testing tool.

Nero CD Speed: Data

Nero CD Speed: Data 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
Avg Speed 28.93x 30.05x 36.07x 23.08x 29.26 35.08x 35.38x
Random Seek Time 100ms 113ms 87ms 108ms 84ms 99ms 91ms
1/3 Seek Time 109ms 111ms 88ms 142ms 88ms 108ms 95ms
Full Seek Time 155ms 154ms 132ms 195ms 155ms 170ms 153ms
CPU Use: 1x 1% 0% 4% 1% 0% 3% 0%
CPU Use: 2x 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 4% 1%
CPU Use: 4x 4% 2% 3% 4% 1% 5% 2%
CPU Use: 8x 7% 5% 7% 8% 3% 8% 5%
Disc recognition Time 6.04s 8.73s 8.17s 10.16s 7.68s 4.77s 0.73s
Disc Eject Time 1.85s 1.71s 1.4s 2.04s 4.61s 1.42s 2.74s
Disc Load Time 1.32s 0s 1.03s 1.33s 0.98s 1.11s 7.9s

The MSI DR16-B does pretty well in Nero CD Speed. Average transfer speed is good as is access time. CPU utilization is not high, which is a good thing to see.

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 benchmark we use a pressed Audio CD with about 65 minutes of audio on it as the test disk. CDROMs in general have a harder time processing audio data, and hence the results can be drastically slower than equivalent 'pure' data tests.

Nero CD Speed: Audio

Nero CD Speed: Audio 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 Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio
Avg Speed 8.21x 24.02x 32.74x 18.46x 28.67x 28.29x 31.09x
Random Seek Time 140ms 114ms 95ms 114ms 92ms 104ms 89ms
1/3 Seek Time 240ms 121ms 105ms 137ms 95ms 111ms 90ms
Full Seek Time 272ms 171ms 186ms 204ms 315ms 117ms 309ms
DAE Quality 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
CPU Use: 1x 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 2%
CPU Use: 2x 3% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1%
CPU Use: 4x 6% 3% 4% 5% 2% 4% 3%
CPU Use: 8x 10% 7% 8% 9% 4% 9% 69%
Disc recognition Time 6.17s 8.23s 6.59s 7.79s 6.53s 4s 0.08s
Disc Eject Time 1.79s 1.71s 1.04s 2.01s 4.62s 1.44s 1.66s
Disc Load Time 1.32s 0.13s 1.41s 1.33 0.96s 1.13s 19.25s

The MSI DR16-B's strength does not appear to be in audio. Here it's not only the slowest drive, its access time and CPU utilization are also on the high side.

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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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