Burn Tests CDR Media

We used the following configuration to test our burners:

Albatron 865PE Pro II
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz 800FSB
2 x 512 DDR OCZ PC3200 EL
Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM 8MB PATA
Windows XP SP1

Below are the corresponding firmwares to each drive that we used:

Drive Firmware
ASUS DRW-0802P 1.13
AOpen DDW8800 1.4A
Gigabyte GO-W0808A USY1
Nu Tech DDW-082 B372
Sony DRU-530A 2.0A
Sony DRU-700A VYV3
Toshiba SD-R5272 1030

Higher burn speed averages are more desirable.

Ritek 97m31s01f - 52X CDR
Drive Average Burn Length Mode
AOpen DDW8800 27.13X 79:57.71 Z-CLV
ASUS DRW-0802P 22.39X 79:57.71 Z-CLV
Gigabyte GO-W0808A 31.65X 79:57.71 CAV
Nu Tech DDW-082 23.51X 79:57.71 P-CAV
Sony DRU-530A 29.39X 79:57.71 P-CAV
Sony DRU-700A 31.62X 79:57.71 CAV
Toshiba SD-R5272 22.89X 79:57.71 Z-CLV

Mitsubishi 97m23s24f - 24X CDRW
Drive Average Burn Length Mode
AOpen DDW8800 16.00X 74:43.00 CLV
ASUS DRW-0802P 22.26X 74:43.00 Z-CLV
Gigabyte GO-W0808A - 74:43.00 -
Nu Tech DDW-082 21.22X 74:43.00 Z-CLV
Sony DRU-530A 22.40X 74:43.00 P-CAV
Sony DRU-700A 22.35X 74:43.00 Z-CLV
Toshiba SD-R5272 15.78X 74:43.00 Z-CLV

Almost to no surprise, the DRU-700A had the same very high CDR burn speeds found on the Gigabyte GO-W0808A.

Index Burn Tests DVD+R DL Media


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  • AIWGuru - Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - link

    To the person who asked about compatibility with set top boxes, take a look at the book type section. It's all there. Reply
  • DerekBaker - Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - link

    Shouldn't "3x in speed" be "3x increase in time" ?
  • Chu - Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - link

    Big question - will these playin on a settop DVD player, and how good is the compatiblity if yes? Reply
  • araczynski - Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - link

    Bahumbug! I say :)

    Just another consumer milking before the blues come out...

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