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Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 16x16x External DVD Writer Review

Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 16x16x External DVD Writer Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 is a USB 2.0 only device and sports a rather impressive maximum writing speed of 16x for single layer DVD media, 8x DVD+R DL burning, and 4x for DVD-R DL burning.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: samsung Aug 29 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > samsung WriteMaster SE-W164

Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R/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

Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164

Gigabyte GO-W1616A

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

MSI X48
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 32x 48x 24x 40x 24x 32x 16x 52x 32x 24x 16x 48x 24x
Avg Speed: 23.86x 28.02x 32.58x 16.06 30.16x 23.4x 28.45x 16.64x 34.01x 30.65x 19.29x 15.28x 19.29x 4x
Start Speed: 21.92x 16.02x 19.16x 16.03 17.72x 17.78x 16.64x 16.64x 22.51x 21.77x 12.01x 12.01x 12.01x 4x
End Speed: 23.92x 32.05x 42.98x 16.03 40.32x 24.45x 33.32x 16.64x 44.74x 32.25x 24.02x 16.02x 24.02x 4x
Type P-CAV Z-CLV CAV CLV P-CAV P-CAV P-CAV CLV P-CAV P-CAV Z-CLV Z-CLV Z-CLV CLV

We were a bit surprised to see that the CD-R writing test did not hit the burner's maximum speed. The media was 52x certified so I am not sure what the problem is. CD-RW tests were able to reach maximum speed.

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

Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164

Gigabyte GO-W1616A

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

Gigabyte GO-W0808A

Disc Type DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM DVD-ROM
Avg Speed 8.73x 5.97x 11.58x 8.89x 11.63x 8.94x
Random Seek Time 97ms 114ms 106ms 121ms 95ms 94ms
1/3 Seek Time 104ms 126ms 110ms 122ms 105ms 100ms
Full Seek Time 171ms 192ms 186ms 172ms 158ms 162ms
DAE Quality 10 10 10 10 10 10
CPU Use: 1x 11% 7% 13% 6% 17% 6%
CPU Use: Max 59% 17% 49% 48% 50% 25%
Disc Recognition Time 6.6s 13.21s 7.55s 10.33s 7.86s 10.28s
Disc Eject Time 1.85s 1.24s 1.84s 1.74s 1.38s 0.96s
Disc Load Time 1.32s 1.18s 1.31s 0.01s 1.03s 1.2s

Well it should be clear, if you are reading data the Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 can get to the information quickly!

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Contents of Article: samsung WriteMaster SE-W164
 Pg 1.  Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164 16x16x External DVD Writer Review
 Pg 2.  Vertical or Horizontal Operation
 Pg 3.  Software and compatibility
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CD Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2005
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 6.  — Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+RW, DVD+R DL

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