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Samsung SW224 24-10-40 CDRW Burner
Samsung SW224 24-10-40 CDRW Burner - PCSTATS
Abstract: The SW224 uses 2MB of buffer and has 512KB of flash memory so the firmware could be updated in the future if necessary.
 78% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung Mar 05 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.

CDR Burn Tests

CD-RW Burn Tests
Burn Testing - CDSpeed Write Tests Results
Optical Drive


Disk Media CD-R CDRW
Media Write Speed: 24X 10X
Avg Speed: 22.63x 10.01x
Start Speed: 16.02x 10.01x
End Speed: 24.03x 10.01x

With the CD-R media in the SW-224 the burn speeds were tested and came quite close to the 24X write speed it should have ben capable of. At an average speed of 22.6x, the SW-224 came very close to matching its listed speed across the entire disk. Please note the top left picture where you can see that the SW-224 sat at 24X for most of the disk, so it did meet its advertised requirements.

On the CD-RW front, the Samsung SW-224 was listed as a 10x Re-Writeable drive, and here we can see the drive held steady at exactly 10.01x throughout the entire disk, making it one fast CDR/CD-RW drive.

With the proprietory Superlink under the hood to control buffer underrun error and the bundling with Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5, the SW-224 comes well equipped. With a retail price of about $80USD, Samsung certainly have the economics on their side, making the SW-224 an easily recommendable 24x-10x-40x CDR/CD-RW Burner.

Full SW-224 Drive Specs

Data Transfer Rate Record: 24X (3,600 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 2MB
Flash Memory 512KB
Drive Mounting Horizontal/Vertical
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), Packet Writing
(Variable, Fixed Packet)
Physical Specification Dimensions (WxHxD mm) : 148.2 x 42 x 184
Weight (kg) : 0.77

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Contents of Article: Samsung SW224
 Pg 1.  Samsung SW224 24-10-40 CDRW Burner
 Pg 2.  Nero CD-Speed, Sandra benchmarks
 Pg 3.  — Burn tests and Conclusions

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