LG GSA-4120B: High Speed Multi-format Championby Kristopher Kubicki on June 17, 2004 6:05 PM EST
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Burn Tests CDR MediaWe use 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
You can check out our previous benchmarks on the Plextor PX-712A from last month. For the duration of this benchmark, we use the included A101mware. We first burn the media with the LG GSA-4120B and then use Plextools to test C1/C2/CU averages in the same drive. Good burns have low C1/C2 averages and are considered the most readable. We used Ahead Nero's CD-DVD Speed 2.11.4 for burn and read tests.
The GSA-4120B uses a slightly unusual Zone CLV burn method for CDRs. Most burners that we have looked at over the last few months have migrated to Constant Angular Velocity type CDR burns. Below, you can see how the GSA-4120B read the disc back.
Here is how the disc performed using the Plextor PX-712A to check for errors.
Memorex CDR:Here is how our store-bought Memorex 48X CDRs fared with the burner.
Above, the burn and initial readback look good. And here is how the same disc performed within the PX-712A.
The Plextor has absolutely no trouble reading this disc.
Imation CDR:Again, here are Imation store-bought CDRs burned and read with the LG burner.
And here they are analyzed with the Plextor PX-712A.
Although the read did not stay as consistant as the Ritek or Memorex CDRs, the Imation disc is still readable by our PX-712A. Surprisingly, the PX-712A did not detect any C2 errors.