Traxdata Media Tests -
Traxdata is one of the leading brands in the data storage industry and is seen as the pioneer in the field of optical storage media. It is the premium
brand of RITEK, the world's largest optical media manufacturer. The Traxdata
product portfolio includes: CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Flash Memory
products, compatible ink cartridges and portable storage appliances. In
Europe, Traxdata is distributed by Conrexx Technology B.V. / RITEK Europe.
Due to the growing popularity of Traxata media,
we decided to test their DVD format media with several recorders, both the
latest and older models,
from different manufacturers.
The ID codes of the media we used for our tests are presented in the following
For our recordings we used 23 different drives. The models and their firmware
revisions are summarized in the table below. At the time of the tests, the
firmware versions used were the latest for each drive.
- Test Method
In order to test the writing quality and readability of the burned media,
we used two readers with two software applications:
- The LiteON SOHD-167T with patched firmware being able to read DVD5 up to 16X CAV and DVD9 up to 10X CAV. For the transfer rate tests we used Nero CDSpeed ( v3.30).
- The Plextor PX-712A with the latest available firmware ( v1.05). For scanning the disc, we used PlexTools 2.17 version at 2X CLV reading speed, BURST mode, with middle accuracy.
In general, a "perfect" disc should have a smooth reading curve, very low PIE/POE and zero (0) POF error rates. Most times however, even though a disc has very low PIE/POE error rates, the reading curve may not be smooth containing dropoffs. Due to the fact that we oversped the reading capabilities of the LiteON SOHD-167T, such drops are expected, especially near the outer area of the disc.
The measurements in the following pages should be taken not as the absolute criteria of the burning quality, but as an indication level.
- Testing software
- Nero CD-DVD Speed v3.30
- PlexTools v2.17
- Nero Burning Rom v188.8.131.52
- DVD Decrypter 184.108.40.206
- CopyToDVD 220.127.116.11
More information about our test machine are included in the table below:
||Intel P4 2.8Ghz Prescott, 1024Kb cache 800FSB
||Western Digital WD 1200JB 7200RPM 8MB cache