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AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Burner Review
AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Burner Review - PCSTATS
It's capable of writing to DVD-/+R discs at up to 8x speed, DVD-/+RW at 4x while burning CD-R media at 32x and CD-RW's at 16x.
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Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+RW and Conclusions

Nero CD Speed: DVD+RW Source: Ahead Software

Nero's CD Speed burn tests a DVD+RW rated to 2.4-4x. The disc was burned files of about 4.7GB in size. This test is done by simply placing blank recording media into the burner and running CD Speed the software will detect if it is DVD-RAM, DVD-/+R or DVD-/+RW media and run the appropriate tests.

Nero CD Speed: DVD+RW


Nero CD Speed: DVD+RW Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

AOpen DRW8800

Gigabyte GO-W0808A

LG GSA-4082B

Media Write Speed: 4x 4x 4x
Avg Speed: 4.30 4.02 4x
Start Speed: 4.30 3.96 4x
End Speed: 4.30 4.05 4x

Like we saw when burning CD media, the AOpen DRW8800 burns the DVD+RW disc faster than it's rated to!

DVD burners are no longer a luxury item and now consumers have an affordable option at hand for digitally recording their old videotape home movies. In fact, if you like more information on how to do just that, please see PCstats Guide to Video Capture.

With a retail price of $128 CDN ($97 US), the AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Recorder is competitively priced and offers potential consumers a whole host of possible uses. Whether you need to store or transfer a bit of data on a standard 700MB CD, or a massive amount of information on a 4.7GB DVD disc, the Aopen DRW8800 should be ready to serve.

That flexibility cannot be beat by any other storage system out there, and considering the market penetration of the DVD-ROM, you have a disc that can potentially be read in millions of computers!

In our tests, the performance of the Aopen DRW8800 was generally excellent; the benchmarks illustrated that it was often one of the faster recordable DVD drives, all the while maintaining low CPU utilization. Those of you who are sensitive to sound will be happy to know that the AOpen DRW8800 is very quiet too. There is a small hum from the drive when a disc is spinning at full speed, and it can also generate a bit of heat too. Curiously, we did experience one problem while testing the DVD reading attributes of the DRW8800 drive. While testing with a pressed DVD full of data (Bapco's Sysmark 200), the Aopen DRW8800 drive struggled to read it, and the computer had to be reset. After that, things worked better, so perhaps this was just a one-off...

Ultimately, we were quite pleased to discover AOpen had bundled in such a complete package of entry-level software with this 8X DVD burner. After all, don't you just hate it when you buy a new bit of hardware, only to find out the software you need to run it has to be purchased separately!? Bottom line, the AOpen DRW8800 is a good 8X DVD burner that comes with a helpful package of software to get you moving in the right direction should you wish to transfer those old videotape home movies onto recordable DVD media.

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Contents of Article: AOpen DRW8800
 Pg 1.  AOpen DRW8800 8X DVD Burner Review
 Pg 2.  Software and Media Compatibility
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: Data and Audio
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 5.  — Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+RW and Conclusions

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