RW reading tests
- Nero CD Speed v0.84 Test: (CyQ've
RW8080A CD Speed graphs)
For the RW tests, we used TDK's HS-RW media. Especially
for CyQ've RW8080A, we used a 2x-4x CD-RW by Plextor, since the drive does not
support writing of HS-RW media. The TEAC CD-RW280PU has its reading speed locked
to 8x (CLV) with HS-RW media, while PleXWriter goes from 7X-10X and is actually
slower. CyQ've RW8080A gets the first place with 10.49X, and finished the reading
CloneCD Reading Tests
We used CloneCD (v188.8.131.52) and 5 original CDs - Euro 2000 (SafeDisc 1), No
One Lives For Ever (SafeDisc 2), Rally Masters (LaserLock 1), Desperados (LaserLock
2) and V-Rally 2 Expert (SecuROM 2) - in order to test the reading performance
of CyQ've RW8080A . We also tested its reading performance with backups of the
original CDs, since the reading speed varies between the original and the backup
media. The following pictures show reading/writing capabilities of the drive.
The drive is not compatible with RAW-DAO mode and also does not support any
anti-coaster technology. As you will see in the following CloneCD tests, the
produced backups by CyQ've RW8080A did not play in any drive we tested.
- SafeDisc 1/2 Results
PleXWriter PX-S88TU is a great performer with SD1 protected CDs.
The drive needs only 3.3mins to finish the task and skips errors very fast.
TEAC CD-RW280PU skips errors very slowly and needs 48mins to end the task. CyQ've
RW8080A takes the second place, but the produced backup cannot be used.
With SafeDisc v2.0 protected CDs, the PleXWriter PXS88TU
showed a strange behavior. With our normal test disc (NOLF), the drive needed
over one hour to make the image. The bad news was that the drive kept reporting
bad sectors than the actual ones (which ended at 10041). We made another test
with "Max Payne" original CD, and this time the drive needed only 4mins to make
the image but again reported more bad sectors than the actual ones. With backup
CD, the drive didn't show any problem. The TEAC CD-RW280PU continues to skip
error slowly and needs 45mins to end the task. CyQ've RW8080A needed 19:22:00
- LaserLock 1/2 Results
In the LaserLock protected CDs test, the TEAC CD-RW280PU is faster
than the PleXWriter, at least with the original CD. With the backup CD, the
PleXWriter easily outperforms the TEAC. CyQ've RW8080A seems to be a faster
reader than Teac, but the produced backup does not work, as mentioned before.
Remember that LaserLock errors are very hard for any drive to skip.
With LaserLock 2 protected CDs, the TEAC seems faster, again with the original
CD. CyQ've RW8080A gave the second best performance. PleXWriter gets a revenge
and ends first with the backup CD.
- SecuROM Results
CyQ've RW8080A ended the task fast but the backup does not work in the most
readers. TEAC CD-RW280PU is a lot faster than PleXWriter with both pressed/backup