PX-W4012A IDE CDR-W-
We used CloneCD (v126.96.36.199) 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 time of the
drives. We also tested the reading performance with backups of the original
CDs, since the reading speed varies between original and backup media. The following
pictures show the drive's reading/writing capabilities as CloneCD reports:
- PSX Pressed Media
For this test we used the PSX game 'NBA Jam Extreme' and we ripped the image
to the HD with CloneCD. The PleXWriter PX-W4012A is the fastest reader with
just 54 seconds. The LiteOn LTR-32123S follows with 138secs. The AOpen CRW3248
comes third with 174secs, Mitsumi CR-480ATE holds the fourth position with 263secs,
Philips PCRW3210 follows with 272secs and CyberDrive comes last with 499secs:
- SafeDisc 1/2 Results
PleXWriter PX-W4012A is the winner here, with the very good performance
of 2546,42 sectors/sec for both original/backup titles. Mitsumi CR-480ATE can
only compete the Plextor drive, as it closely follows.
The same scenery with the SafeDisc v2 protected CDs, with Plextor to lead
with in the original CD test. With the backup medium, Mitsumi is slightly faster
than Plextor with a 2049,43 sectors/sec reading performance.
- LaserLock 1/2 Results
With LaserLock 1 protected CDs, the LiteOn LTR-32123S performed good enough
to get the first place. PleXWriter PX-W4012A had hard times with the original
cd, but gave a very high performance with the backup title.
With the LaserLock2 protected disc, the Philips PCRW3210 gets the first place
(with pressed disc). Again PleXWriter PX-W4012A strikes again in the backup
cd test with a very good result.
- SecuROM Results
All tested drives can read SubChannel data from Data/Audio tracks. The LiteOn
LTR-32123S gets the first place, Mitsumi CR-480ATE come second, CyberDrive CW058D
third and Philips/Aopen/PleXWriter get the last places.