MSI DR12-A Preview: Still pushing for 12X DVDRby Kristopher Kubicki on July 17, 2004 12:46 AM 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 a couple of months ago. For this duration of the benchmark, we use the included 101E firmware. We first burn the media with the MSI DR12A 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.
Nothing too unusual about this burn. It's a straightforward, clean CAV burn. The drive actually hits 41X whereas the unit is only advertised as 40X.
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 in the PX-712A.
The Plextor has absolutely no trouble reading this disc. So far, the CDR tests look promising for this drive.