For our CD transfer rate tests, we used the Nero CD-Speed utility and a set of Pressed CDs. The drive can read CD media at a maximum speed of 32X. For reference, we present a comparison of the LiteOn Blu-Ray drive with the LG GBW-H10N, Sony BWU-100A and Plextor PX-B900A drives.
With its 40X maximum reading speed for CD-R/ROM, the LG drive is fastest in this task.
US RW CD
The following CD Speed graph shows the reading performance with US-RW media. For all the CDSpeed graphs, you can click on the image to see the full CDspeed snapshot.
In the CD Speed Advanced DAE quality test, the drive's average speed was 24.70X with a quality score of 100.
A typical DAE task with an 80min non-protected Audio CD produced a 26.15X average ripping speed.
EAC's test for the drive's CD-ROM capabilities indicate that the drive does not support reporting C2 error information:
- 90/99 mins Audio disc
The 90min audio CD reading returned an error, as you can see in the screenshot above. On the other hand, the 99min audio CD was read, although the reading speed dropped sharply after the 92min mark:
In order to make certain of the drive's capabilities with the 99 min CD, we ripped the audio tracks from the disc onto the hard disc. Playing the last tracks produced interruptions and noise, indicating that the drive did correctly rip the full 99min contents of the disc.
- DVD Format
Now let's have a look at how the drive performs with DVD media. This time, a set of SL and DL DVD media was used. The drive is capable of reading at 12X maximum speed for single layer and at 8X for dual layer media.
DVD-ROM SL media -
PTP DVD-ROM -
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 its outer range.
OTP DVD-ROM -
The first layer of an OTP dual layer DVD-ROM
is read exactly the same way as the first layer of the PTP disc we tested previously.
The difference here is the reading strategy of the second layer of the disc.
The beginning of the second layer is located in the outer part of the disc,
so the drive starts reading from the outer tracks and progresses towards the inner part of
A 12X CAV reading strategy for DVD-R and DVD-RW media:
- DVD+R /+RW
- DVD+R DL
- DVD Ripping speed
Ripping a DVD-Video title to the hard disc is fastest for the LiteOn drive.
Average - 7.527 KB/S (5.4x)
Maximum - 10,375 KB/s (7.5x)