CRW-1610A IDE CDR-W - Page
We used CloneCD (v184.108.40.206) 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 ASUS CRW-1610A. We also tested its reading performance with backups
of the original CDs, since the reading speed varies between the original and
the backup media. For comparison reasons we added the results of the already
tested PleXWriter PX-W1610A, Mitsumi CR-4808TE and LiteOn LTR-16101B. The following
picture shows the drive's reading/writing capabilities:
- PSX Pressed Media
For this test we used the PSX game 'NBA Jam Extreme'and we ripped the image to HD with CloneCD. We measured the reading times and
ASUS CRW-1610A is one of the best solution for someone who wants to have fast PSX images ripped into his HD, since it's the fastest (as well as Plextor) among
the tested drives:
- SafeDisc 1/2 Results
The ASUS CRW-1610A skips bad sectors realy fast. It needs only 2:26 mins
to make image of a SafeDisc v1.0 protected CD, even faster than PlexWriter PX-W1610A!
With SafeDisc v2.0 protected CDs, ASUS CRW-1610A
is still fast and gets the second best position behind Plextor, which leads
- LaserLock 1/2 Results
In the LaserLock protected CDs test, ASUS CRW-1610A needs 7 mins
with the original and only 4:40 mins with the back CD. The drive is the fastest
with the original CD and also fast with the backup one, although PleXWriter
PX-W1610A seems to have be established in the first position with the very high
2143.52 sectors/sec performance.
With LaserLock 2 LaserLock 2 protected CDs, ASUS
is the faster drive as far as it concerns the original CD. However it didn't
manage to overcome the Plextor drive with the backup CD, as in the case of LaserLock
v1.0 protected CDs...
- SecuROM Results
The ASUS CRW-1610A can read SubChannel data from Data/Audio tracks very
fast! The competitor drives simply cannot follow..