-- Page: 1 2
For the writing tests,
Kodak Ultima 80 24X and Fuji 24X (Tayo Yuden) brand CD-Rs were used.
The re-write tests used Memorex Platinum and Ricoh branded CD-RWs.
The write test was conducted using an ISO of NBA Live 2003. It
is about 605MB in size ripped from the CD using the 332b.
I took the average speed between the two medium for
the CD-R write speed test. It took 3 minutes and 38 seconds
for a complete burn. This includes lead out writing times.
The CD-RW took 7 minutes and 25 seconds for a
complete write at 10X speed. Again, this is an average between
two different CD-RW medias. Erasing the the re-writeable disc
took 39 seconds using quick erase through Nero Burning Rom.
The speeds of this combo drive are not at all near
the speeds of current offerings. Although that is the case,
this drive performs very well, especially for its dual usage
capabilities. One thing I noticed while using the unit was
that when burning MP3s to create an audio CD, popping noises can be
heard sometimes during playback. This may actually be caused
by badly encoded MP3s, as it only happens on certain tracks.
Nothing major, but something to look out for when you are creating
your own compilation.
Overall, at a extremely low price of about $80.00
USD, this is a steal. No where else will you get a DVD drive
AND a CD-RW at this speed for less money. Combine the ease of
use, speed and and overall low noise, this drive is definitely
recommended. Top notch once again from the folks at
- Combo drive
- Excellent speeds
- Very quiet
- Low price