The Gigabyte GO-W0808A DVD burner comes bearing a couple
software gifts, namely Sonic MyDVD burning software for DVD recording.
MyDVD is not quite as powerful as Nero 6, but it's very user friendly. I
think new users will find the interface each to use, and experienced users will
appreciate that they can just skip through all the wizards.
Sonic MyDVD enables users to burn or copy data DVD's. It helps you
create VideoCD's (VCD), edit videos, back up your system, or burn music
and data CD's. For those who want to learn a bit more about the features of
the software, there's a detailed HTML tutorial and the help file is useful too.
Burning CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW media is a snap, although I wish the welcome
wizards from each program would not pop up every time the program was
Nero's InfoTool is a great utility that shows what features
and media are supported by the optical device. Pretty much the only thing the
Gigabyte GO-W0808A optical drive does not support is DVD-RAM discs... and Mount
|PCStats Test System Specs:|
intel pentium 4 3.0c
||15 x 200 mhz = 3.0 ghz|
ati radeon 9800 pro
2x 256mb corsair twinx3200ll
||40gb western digital special
||vantec 470w stealth psu|
windowsxp build 2600
intel inf 5.02.1012
cd winbench 99
sisoft sandra 2002
CD Winbench 99
The 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.
start off very well for
the Gigabyte GO-W0808A, it's one of the fastest drives that we've tested according to
CD Winbench metrics.
SiSoft Sandra 2002
Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of
a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again,
purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.
Sandra 2002 Benchmark Results
Gigabyte GO-W0808A does very well for itself in Sandra, ending out with a Drive Index rating
of 2164. Transfer rates are high across the board, and access time is not too bad at