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Samsung SD616 16X DVD-ROM Review

Samsung SD616 16X DVD-ROM Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: During the past year or so, there has been a noticeable increase in the sales of DVD-ROM drives.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung Aug 29 2001   Ivan Woo  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > Samsung SD616

Nero CD Speed 99 - CD Audio Benchmarks

Pioneer DVD106 - DVD Tests
Samsung SD-616 - DVD Tests
Toshiba SDM1212 - DVD Tests

Nero CD Speed 99 - Audio Benchmarks
DVD Drive DVD106 SD616 SDM1212
Disk Type Audio Audio Audio
Avg Speed 16.42x 12.32x 5.77x
Random Seek Time 98ms 111ms 147ms
1/3 Seek Time 102ms 119ms 164ms
Full Seek Time 184ms 226ms 260ms
DAE Quality 8 10 10
CPU use: 1X 11 1 1
CPU use: 2X 4 1 2
CPU use: 4X 7 3 12
CPU use: 8X 15 5 100
Burst Rate 4MB/s 1MB/s 1MB/s
Disk Eject Time - 1.22 2.25
Disk Load Time: - 1.16 8.98

The Pioneer unit flexes its muscles and owned this segment of the Transfer Rate test. Followed not too far off is the Samsung unit, and in the distance, showing its age is the Toshiba.

The next test involved the DAE Quality segment. The Samsung unit proved it was better in this category over the Pioneer and the Toshiba. For the Seek Access Times, the Pioneer unit was able to beat out the other 2 drives by a comfortable margin. Again the Toshiba is showing its age by finishing dead last in this category.

Testing for CPU Usage, the Samsung model once again owned this category when it came down to lowest utilisation compared to the other 2 drives by a very comfortable margin. The Samsung unit beat out the Pioneer to a greater degree as the speeds went higher. The Toshiba is showing its age by having the highest cpu utilization, using up to 100% at full speed.

As was the case in the CD Speed and the DVD Speed testing of the Interface Burst Rate, the Pioneer was able to hold a commanding lead over the other 2 drives for highest MB/s. Neither the Samsung nor the Toshiba were able to match the performance of the Pioneer. Results for the Disc Eject/Load/Recognition Time, reveal that the Pioneer has the faster eject and recognition times, while the Samsung had the faster load times. The Toshiba wasn't even in consideration.

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Contents of Article: Samsung SD616
 Pg 1.  Samsung SD616 16X DVD-ROM Review
 Pg 2.  Test System Specs: and Test Setup
 Pg 3.  Nero DVD Speed 99 Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  CDROM Data Benchmarks
 Pg 5.  — Nero CD Speed 99 - CD Audio Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  Visual Performance

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