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Gigabyte GO-W1616A DVD Burner Review

Gigabyte GO-W1616A DVD Burner Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: On the sound front, the Gigabyte GO-W1616A is average; it doesn't produce much sound even when reading DVDs at full speed. Vibration is also at a minimum.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Apr 14 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > Gigabyte GO-W1616A

Benchmarks: CD Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2005

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
Gigabyte GO-W1616A (DVD-/+RW) 2160kb/s

The Gigabyte GO-W1616A is one of the faster drives at reading data according to CD Winbench 99. This is a good start, now let's see how the drive reacts to the other tests.

SiSoft Sandra 2005 Source: Sandra

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

Sisoft Sandra 2005 Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

Gigabyte GO-W1616A

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48

Samsung SW-252B
Disc Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Drive Index 3041 kb/s 2912 kb/s 3056 kb/s 2574 1627 2187 2207
Buffered Read: 2345 kb/s 2480 kb/s 2567 kb/s 6000 kb/s 779 kb/s 1780 kb/s 1582 kb/s
Sequential Read: 3347 kb/s 3135 kb/s 3258 kb/s 2712 kb/s 2362 kb/s 3005 kb/s 3284 kb/s
Random Read: 2641 kb/s 2577 kb/s 2752 kb/s 2336 kb/s 524 kb/s 961 kb/s 792 kb/s
Access Time: 213ms 283ms 231ms 220 ms 761ms 363ms 245 ms

The Gigabyte GO-W1616A performs quite nicely here in SiSoft Sandra and is near the top of its class. Access time is especially fast.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GO-W1616A
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GO-W1616A DVD Burner Review
 Pg 2.  Software and Media Compatibility
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: CD Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2005
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 6.  Nero CD Speed: DVD+RW, DVD+R DL

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