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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  • Rumble - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    Will it work with XCopy? Reply
  • Rumble - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    Will it work with XCopy? Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Saturday, July 17, 2004 - link


    I think it will be 4X DVD DL capable (not that there will be any media anyway).

    You can probably still order it or the LiteON SOHW-832S from the US though.

  • DizanTar - Friday, June 11, 2004 - link

    I asked Sony about if and when this drive will be available in Canada. Sony responded that this model will not be available, but the replacement drive will be in august. Anyone knows about a new model of this drive, except the external one?
  • DizanTar - Friday, June 11, 2004 - link

  • fedrive - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - link

    Atomic holographic Storage using Ultra Violet Light should offer a challenge to Blu-ray.


  • AbRASiON - Thursday, May 6, 2004 - link

    I concur with Tim (post #15) - it would be nice to know we can control precisely where the layer change is.

    I'm also curious on the compatibility of a BURNT +R DL or -R DL disc on most DVD players - I bet it's quite a bit lower than non DL disc's

  • Belzer - Thursday, May 6, 2004 - link

    I think the DL burners eventually will be faster than 4x speed, maybe 6x-8x. Remember that it was not long ago that many said that DL burning would not be possible at all. Quote from the same article as you linked to: http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/140#philips

    "For instance, one company (BenQ) mentioned to us that 4x would be the maximum recording speed for DL discs but the spokesperson for Philips said that it will probably go faster than that."
  • MysticMan1 - Thursday, May 6, 2004 - link

    Also the DL format speed will max out at 4x speed because of the amount of power needed to burn a double layer disc. Reply
  • timmiser - Thursday, May 6, 2004 - link

    I am concerned about software support specifically choosing when the DVD switches layers. In commercial DVD's, they purposely put the change to the second layer at a part of the movie where it will be less noticable. (The switch causes about a 1 second pause.).

    If I am burning a home movie onto a DVD DL and if I don't have control of where the dual layer switch occurs, it may occur in the middle of an undesirable moment in my movie.

    I wonder if there will be any way to stipulate where this switch occurs?


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