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Samsung SD616 16X DVD-ROM Review
Samsung SD616 16X DVD-ROM Review - PCSTATS
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   I. Woo  
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CDROM Data Benchmarks

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

Nero CD Speed 99 - Data Benchmarks
DVD Drive DVD106 SD-616 SDM1212
Disk Type Data Data Data
Avg Speed 27.76x 31.56x 24.14x
Random Seek Time 94ms 222ms 90ms
1/3 Seek Time 100ms 111ms 103ms
Full Seek Time 174ms 173ms 149ms
DAE Quality - - -
CPU use: 1X 1 0 0
CPU use: 2X 2 1 1
CPU use: 4X 6 2 3
CPU use: 8X 12 5 6
Burst Rate 4MB/s 1MB/s 2MB/s
Disk Eject Time - 1.24 2.25
Disk Load Time: - 1.16 10.93

Transfer Rate testing showed that the Samsung was blistering fast in this segment, beating out even the Pioneer unit at a noticeable clip. Seek Access Times showed some surprising results. It proved that the oldest drive in the test, the Toshiba also was the fastest in 2 out of the 3 performed tests.

For the tests in data mode relating to CPU Usage, the Samsung model practically owned this category when it came down to lowest utilization. It did tie with the Toshiba in two of the tests, and beat out the Pioneer unit in all the results in this category. In results similar to the testing during the DVD segment of the Interface Burst Rate, the Pioneer once again had the highest MB/s when compared to its second placed competitor, the Toshiba, followed behind by the disappointing burst rate of the Samsung unit.

During the Spinup/Spindown Time tests, the Toshiba roared ahead of the pack followed by the Pioneer unit and rearing up last is the Samsung. The Disc Eject/Load/Recognition Time had the Samsung drive proving fastest in the ejection and loading segments, with the Pioneer owning the lowest recognition time. (The Toshiba drive scored 0.00 seconds in the recognition time, but I chose the Pioneer unit due to its actual timed measurement since the Toshiba didn't actually register any quantitative score.

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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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