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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: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM

Nero CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW Source: Ahead Software

Nero's CD Speed burn tests are done twice, once with a CD-R disc rated to 1x-52x burn speed, and again with a CD-RW rated to 4x-32x. Each disc was test with the same files, about 640MB in size. This test is performed by simply placing blank recording media into the burner and running CD Speed. The software will detect if it is CD-R or CD-R/W media and run the appropriate tests.

Nero CD Speed: CD-R/RW


CD-R

CD-RW

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

Optical Drive

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48 Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2
Media CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW
Media Write Speed: 40x 24x 32x 16x 52x 32x 24x 16x 48x 24x 52x 24x 52x 24x
Avg Speed: 30.16x 23.4x 28.45x 16.64x 34.01x 30.65x 19.29x 15.28x 19.29x 4x 39.57x 18.72x 39.76x 24x
Start Speed: 17.72x 17.78x 16.64x 16.64x 22.51x 21.77x 12.01x 12.01x 12.01x 4x 23.62x 11.22x 23.82x 24x
End Speed: 40.32x 24.45x 33.32x 16.64x 44.74x 32.25x 24.02x 16.02x 24.02x 4x 52.14x 24.61x 52.25x 24x
Type P-CAV P-CAV P-CAV CLV P-CAV P-CAV Z-CLV Z-CLV Z-CLV CLV CAV CAV CAV CLV

In both instances (CD-R and CD-RW) the MSI DR16-B is able to reach maximum CD burning speed. No problems here.

Nero CD Speed: DVD-ROM Source: Ahead Software

CD Speed can also read DVD-ROM discs, showing you maximum transfer speeds, access times and CPU utilization. The DVD data disc has about 3.78GB of data on it and is a retail DVD-ROM disc, not a recordable DVD.

Nero CD Speed: DVD-ROM


DVD-ROM

Nero CD Speed: DVD-ROM Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

Gigabyte GO-W0808A

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48
Disc Type DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM
Avg Speed 11.58x 8.89x 11.63x 8.94x 8.83x 11.29x
Random Seek Time 106ms 121ms 95ms 94ms 104ms 95ms
1/3 Seek Time 110ms 122ms 105ms 100ms 170ms 103ms
Full Seek Time 186ms 172ms 158ms 162ms 183ms 161ms
DAE Quality 10 10 10 10 10 10
CPU Use: 1x 13% 6% 17% 6% 2% 1%
CPU Use: Max 49% 48% 50% 25% 4% 1%
Disc Recognition Time 7.55s 10.33s 7.86s 10.28s 6.6s 4.87s
Disc Eject Time 1.84s 1.74s 1.38s 0.96s 1.85s 5.44s
Disc Load Time 1.31s 0.01s 1.03s 1.2s 1.32s 0.96s

The average speed of the MSI DR16-B is very good, the second highest of all the drives we've tested. Access times are also fairly quick, but CPU utilization is a bit on the high side when accessing DVDs, especially at maximum load.

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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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