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MSI MS8340 40x12x48 CDRW Burner Review
MSI MS8340 40x12x48 CDRW Burner Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Associating a CD-Burner with MSI, the motherboard and video card manufacture may not be the first thing we think of, but the link is there.
 83% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Jul 29 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > MSI MS-8340

Testing the MSI 8340

test system specs:

computer hardware:

processor: intel pentium 4 1.6a ghz
clock speed: 1.60ghz
motherboard: abit it7
chipset: intel i845e

msi ti4200


256mb pc2700 crucial ddr

hard drive: ibm 40gb deskstar 7200rpm
heatsink: stock intel hsf
powersupply: Enermax 431Watt
Software Setup WindowsXP
Benchmarks CD WinBench 99 V1.1
Nero CD Speed
SiSoft Sandra 001

CDWinBench Source: e-Testinglabs.com

The e-TestingLabs CD Winbench99 benchmark runs a series of scripted programs from a special CD in the drive and measures the time and data transfer capabilities as a result. Higher numbers mean better performance.

CD-WinBench 99 Benchmark Results
Test Drive Results
1. MSI CDRW 8340 (CD-RW) 2050 kb/s
2. Samsung SW-240 (CD-RW) 1910 kb/s
3. Samsung SW-232 (CD-RW) 1460 kb/s
4. Samsung SW-224 (CD-RW) 1320 kb/s
5. Samsung SC-152 (CDROM) 1710 kb/s
6. Pioneer DVD-500M (DVD ROM) 2440 kb/s
7. Samsung SW-216 (CD-RW) 1280 kb/s

MSI's 8340 CD burner comes out just a bit above the Samsung SW-240 which shares similar speed numbers. The Pioneer DVD-500M still manages to take the lead here with 2440 kb/s.

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Contents of Article: MSI MS-8340
 Pg 1.  MSI MS8340 40x12x48 CDRW Burner Review
 Pg 2.  — Testing the MSI 8340
 Pg 3.  Nero CD-Speed, Sandra benchmarks
 Pg 4.  Burn tests and Conclusions

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