RICOH MP5316DA DVD Burner
Transfer Rate Reading Tests
- CD Format
The RICOH MP5316DA supports up to 48X reading speed. Below are the transfer
rate graphs along with the comparative results for the Pioneer DVR-108, BenQ
DW 1620A and the NEC ND-3500A drive:
The RICOH MP5316DA along with the NEC ND-3500A proved to be the fastest with Pressed CDs and CD-R media.
The BenQ DW1620A was the fastest drive with Ultra-Speed CD-RW media.
Comparing the RICOH MP5316DA and the NEC ND-3500A performances,
there are bound to be many similarities, so we will comment mostly on any dissimilarities
found between them in the course of the review.
- DVD Format
Very small differences were reported with pressed single layer DVD-ROM media.
All drives performed similarly.
The two layers of a PTP DVD-ROM disc are read sequentially with the drive
starting reading from the inner part of the disc, which is the beginning of
each layer, progressing towards the outer range for each layer.
The MP5316DA's reading performance was not good with this type of disc. We observed
the slowest speed compared with the other drives. The Pioneer drive was
The RICOH MP5316DA can read DVD±R media up to 16X and DVD±RW up to 8X.
The RICOH MP5316DA reported an average ripping speed of 4912 kb/sec with
DVD-Video discs (slightly slower than the NEC ND-3500A that reported 5825 kb/sec),
and proved to be slower than all the other drives when it comes to DVD Video
ripping. The BenQ drive was the fastest DVD Video ripper.
Nero CD-DVD Speed Graphs