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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.
 77% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Apr 14 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > Gigabyte GO-W1616A

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

Gigabyte GO-W1616A

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48 Samsung SW-252B
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: 48x 24x 40x 24x 32x 16x 52x 32x 24x 16x 48x 24x 52x 24x
Avg Speed: 32.58x 16.06 30.16x 23.4x 28.45x 16.64x 34.01x 30.65x 19.29x 15.28x 19.29x 4x 39.57x 18.72x
Start Speed: 19.16x 16.03 17.72x 17.78x 16.64x 16.64x 22.51x 21.77x 12.01x 12.01x 12.01x 4x 23.62x 11.22x
End Speed: 42.98x 16.03 40.32x 24.45x 33.32x 16.64x 44.74x 32.25x 24.02x 16.02x 24.02x 4x 52.14x 24.61x
Type CAV CLV P-CAV P-CAV P-CAV CLV P-CAV P-CAV Z-CLV Z-CLV Z-CLV CLV CAV CAV

In both instances we failed to reach the burners top writing speed although we came close. Good results for the drive 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

Gigabyte GO-W1616A

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

Gigabyte GO-W0808A

LG GSA-4082B

Disc Type DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM
Avg Speed 5.97x 11.58x 8.89x 11.63x 8.94x 8.83x
Random Seek Time 114ms 106ms 121ms 95ms 94ms 104ms
1/3 Seek Time 126ms 110ms 122ms 105ms 100ms 170ms
Full Seek Time 192ms 186ms 172ms 158ms 162ms 183ms
DAE Quality 10 10 10 10 10 10
CPU Use: 1x 7 13% 6% 17% 6% 2%
CPU Use: Max 17% 49% 48% 50% 25% 4%
Disc Recognition Time 13.21s 7.55s 10.33s 7.86s 10.28s 6.6s
Disc Eject Time 1.24s 1.84s 1.74s 1.38s 0.96s 1.85s
Disc Load Time 1.18s 1.31s 0.01s 1.03s 1.2s 1.32s

The average speed of the Gigabyte GO-W1616A is quite a bit lower than we would have expected but access times are pretty good. CPU utilization is also on the low side, unlike with the CD tests.

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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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