Samsung TS-H552U Burner - Page 2
Transfer Rate Reading Tests
What follows in this section of the review, are the reading speeds of the three drives for pressed CD/DVD and R/RW media formats.
- CD Format
Results for CD media with pressed media, a copy on CD-R and HS-RW
The drive confirmed Samsung's stated specs, reaching in all cases its
maximum reading speed, except with RW media...
- DVD Format
We repeated the same tests, this time with DVD media.
With DVD SL media, the drive once again confirmed its stated specs, though
it didn't manage to achieve the title of the fastest drive in the comparison
with the other two 16X drives, coming in second although the difference between
all three drives is negligible.
Using PTP DL media (where the two layers of the disc are read sequentially
with the drive starting reading from the inner part of the disc, which is the
beginning of each layer), the drive reported the
fastest reading speeds in the comparison as shown in the graph below.
The graph below indicates the reading performance of
the TS-H552U with OTP dual layer media. While the first layer of the DL DVD
is accessed by the drive in the same manner as with PTP DL media, with OTP DL media
the beginning of the second layer is located in the outer part of the disc,
so the drive starts reading from the outer tracks towards the inner part of
the disc. Again the Samsung drive was fastest and times were very similar to those with PTP media.
The following two graphs include the reading performance with
recordable and rewritable media, where the NEC drive reports the highest reading speeds for +R/-R (almost twice as fast as the Samsung) while the TS-H552U reported the highest speeds with RW media but not by a large margin compared to the other drives.
We ripped the contents of a pressed Double Layer movie to the hard disk with
the Samsung drive. The results are summarized below:
High transfer rate for the Samsung TS-H552U drive.
Nero CD-DVD Speed Graphs