Nero CD-DVD Speed: Advanced DAE Quality Test
Using the Advanced DAE Quality Test we will determine hardware characteristics of the drive pertaining to the audio ripping process. Two CD-R discs prepared by Nero CD-DVD Speed are used in this test. One audio disc is normal; the other has defects of the surface, imitating your trying to make a copy from a long-used, bad-quality audio compact-disc.
The first screenshot shows the results of the drive with the high-quality disc. As you can see, the LG GSA-4167B passes this test successfully, achieving a 100% quality score at a rather high average speed. The drive can read three types of auxiliary information out of four and is also sufficiently fast to perform “on the fly” copying at all of the speeds. The only thing I have gripes about is the rather big offset value. This will negatively affect the accuracy of copies of Audio CDs you will make on this drive.
And this is how the drive processed the bad Audio CD. The average speed was just a little lower, and the resulting quality score was very near to 100%. This is a highly satisfactory result, of course.