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Samsung SW232 32-10-40 CDRW Burner
Samsung SW232 32-10-40 CDRW Burner - PCSTATS
Abstract: Samsung's latest CD burner in the SW series is capable of writing CD-R media at 32X, rewriting CD-RW media at 10X, and reading standard CD-ROM's at 40X.
 84% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung May 08 2002   Max Page  
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Burn tests and Conclusions

Nero CD Speed 99 - Burn Test - Benchmarks Source: Ahead Software

Nero's CD Speed burn tests are done twice, once with a CDR rated to 1x-24x burn speed, and a CD-RW rated to 4x-10x. Each disk was test with files of about 640MB in size. This test is done by simply placing blank recording media into the burner and running CD Speed 99; the software will detect if it is CD-R or CD-R/W media and run the appropriate tests.

CDR Burn Tests

CD-RW Burn Tests
Optical Drive



Media Write Speed: 32X 10X 24X 10X
Avg Speed: 27.37x 9.97 22.63x 10.01x
Start Speed: 16.02x 9.97 16.02x 10.01x
End Speed: 32.04x 9.97 24.03x 10.01x

With blank 32X CD-R media in the SW-232, the burn rates were tested under CD-Speed and came in at an average of 27X, an improvement over the SW224. The maximum simulated write speed was 32X as you can see but the above left graph. On the other end of the spectrum we loaded in some 10X CD-RW media and tested the drive. The SW232 was able to match its listed rewrite speeds of 10X closely which is pretty much expected.

The increase in writing speed is something we can all look forward to with a burner such as the Samsung SW-232 and the numbers are purely academic. Using the P-CAV write type, the SW232 meets its advertised speed ratings toward the end of the burn cycle, and averages about 27X over the entire disk.

With a geared tray the unit is pretty quiet in an office environment, but considering the interest in low-noise products for the computer it may soon be time to start including decibel ratings with drives, and other components. Considering the retail price of this drive, and the fact that it comes with bundled software (Roxio Easy CD Creator 5) the SW232 is a good deal. Samsung have for the past few years been gaining more notice in areas such as optical drives because they offer good products at pretty competitive pricing. The SW232 offers an improvement in performance over the previous version and that is something we all like to see.

Data Transfer Rate: Record: 32X (4,800 KB/sec)
Rewrite: 10X (1,500 KB/sec)
Read: 40X (6,000KB/sec)
Burst Transfer Rate: PIO Mode 4 (16.6 MB/sec)
DMA Mode 2 (16.6 MB/sec)
Recording Capacity: CD-RW Disc 700/650MB (type 80/74)
CD-R disc 800/700/650/550MB (Type 90/80/74/63)
Interface: EIDE/ATAPI
Buffer Memory: 8MB
Flash Memory: 512KB
Drive Mounting: Horizontal/Vertical
Supported Disc: CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM/XA ,CD-ROM
Video-CD, CD-I, Photo CD ,CD-Extra, CD-TEXT
Audio: S/N Ratio >75dB
Channel Separation >65dB
Writing Method: DAO(Disc At Once), TAO(Track At Once)
SAO(Session At Once), Multisession, Packet Writing
(Variable, Fixed Packet)
Physical : Dimensions (WxHxD mm) : 148.2 x 42 x 184
Weight: 0.77

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Contents of Article: Samsung SW232
 Pg 1.  Samsung SW232 32-10-40 CDRW Burner
 Pg 2.  Nero CD-Speed, Sandra benchmarks
 Pg 3.  — Burn tests and Conclusions

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