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ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Dual Layer SATA DVD Burner Review

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Dual Layer SATA DVD Burner Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The ASUS BC-1205PT supports DVD reading and writing in both the + and - formats, as well as being able to read and write to DVD-RAM and Dual-Layered DVD discs.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: ASUS Dec 19 2008   Julian Apong  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > ASUS BC-1205PT-BD

Benchmarks: Nero 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

ASUS BC-1205PT

LG GSA-H62N

AOpen DSW1812P

Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164

Gigabyte GO-W1616A

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

Disc Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Avg Speed 23.17x 33.4x 34.11x 28.94x 34.47x 28.93x 30.05x 36.07x 23.08x
Random Seek Time 138ms 122ms 88ms 85ms 124ms 100ms 113ms 87ms 108ms
1/3 Seek Time 149ms 118ms 99ms 84ms 126ms 109ms 111ms 88ms 142ms
Full Seek Time 267ms 115ms 140ms 142ms 209ms 155ms 154ms 132ms 195ms
CPU Use: 1x 0% 1% 2% 3% 1% 1% 0% 4% 1%
CPU Use: 2x 1% 2% 4% 6% 6% 2% 1% 2% 2%
CPU Use: 4x 2% 3% 7% 3% 8% 4% 2% 3% 4%
CPU Use: 8x 4% 27% 12% 7% 11% 7% 5% 7% 3%
Disc recognition Time 0.05s 10.68s 8.34s 10.64s 12.4s 6.04s 8.73s 8.17s 7.68s
Disc Eject Time 1.22s 2.82s 1.3s 1.92s 1.23s 1.85s 1.71s 1.4s 4.61s
Disc Load Time 16.54s 1.49s 1.27s 1.18s 1.18s 1.32s 0s 1.03s 0.98s

Running a standard CD-ROM finds the ASUS drive a little slower than most optical drives, although it also uses considerably lower CPU power.

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

ASUS BC-1205PT

LG GSA-H62N

AOpen DSW1812P

Samsung WriteMaster SE-W164

Gigabyte GO-W1616A

MSI DR16-B

AOpen DRW8800

AOpen 5232 Combo

LG GSA-4082B

Disc Type Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio
Avg Speed 24.65x 30.35x 33.19x 28.34x 30.04x 8.21x 24.02x 32.74x 18.46x
Random Seek Time 178ms 109ms 99ms 95ms 141ms 140ms 114ms 95ms 114ms
1/3 Seek Time 193ms 119ms 106ms 103ms 146ms 240ms 121ms 105ms 137ms
Full Seek Time 332ms 140ms 159ms 175ms 276mx 272ms 171ms 186ms 204ms
DAE Quality 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
CPU Use: 1x 1% 1% 1% 19% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1%
CPU Use: 2x 2% 2% 1% 2% 3% 3% 1% 2% 2%
CPU Use: 4x 5% 3% 3% 4% 10% 6% 3% 4% 5%
CPU Use: 8x 11% 5% 6% 7% 15% 10% 7% 8% 9%
Disc recognition Time 0.03s 12.44 9.99s 8.46s 9.9s 6.17s 8.23s 6.59s 7.79s
Disc Eject Time 1.23 2.83 1.29s 1.92s 1.22s 1.79s 1.71s 1.04s 2.01s
Disc Load Time 15.38s 1.49 1.26s 1.26s 1.18s 1.32s 0.13s 1.41s 1.33

Results here are close to the same, with dedicated DVD and CD drives operating a little bit faster than the ASUS BC-1205PT can manage.

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Contents of Article: ASUS BC-1205PT-BD
 Pg 1.  ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Dual Layer SATA DVD Burner Review
 Pg 2.  Blu-Ray and Dual-Layer DVD Technology
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: Nero CD Speed, Data and Audio
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+R DL, BD-DVD

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