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Performance in Sandra Standard 2003

CD-ROM DVD Benchmark

We ran Sandra on a CD-ROM and five DVD discs (a movie DVD-ROM and its copies on the DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW).

As for CD-ROM reading, Mitsumi DW-7801TE and NEC ND-1100A do best: they have the highest specified read speeds. By the same logic, Pioneer DVR-104WB was the slowest: it has slowest specified read speed of all participating drives.

The DVR-105 based Pioneers and Teac DV-W50E were the fastest on the DVD-ROM, while the sweet pair from Sony was the slowest. As for DVD-R/-RW reading, all drives performed equally fast. Still, the Pioneers and Teac were once again a little faster than the two Sony drives. DVD+R/+RW tests show that Ricoh RW5125A is the best of all at reading these discs.

Performance in Nero Burning Rom

With the help of Nero Burning Rom utility we checked the performance of our DVD0burners in real tasks. We copied a DVD-Video disc with a movie into an image file on the hard disc and burned it to rewritable media (Verbatim 2.4x DVD+RW and TDK DVD-RW). The time required for this procedure by each testing participant is shown in the table. The Nero Burning Rom settings were set to maximum copy and burn speeds.

The DVR-105 based drives from Pioneer took less time to create the image file on the HDD. Teac DV-W50E was a bit slower. These drives were considerably faster than all the others. The two drives from Sony turned to be the slowest at copying. The same Pioneers and Teac were the fastest at burning the DVD-RW disc. The Sony duo fell behind them on the DVD-RW, but were the fastest burning the DVD+RW disc.

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