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Sunday, February 17, 2002
CyberDrive CW038D CD-RW

3. RW reading tests

CyberDrive CW038D IDE CDR-W - Page 3

RW reading tests

- Nero CD Speed v0.84 Test: (Click here to see the CD Speed 99 graph)

For the RW tests, we used TDK's HS-RW media. The CyberDrive CW038 has an 18.9X average reading speed, which is the third best in this test :

CloneCD Reading Tests

- Procedure:
We used CloneCD (v3.0.8.2) 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 the CyberDrive CW038D. 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, Teac CD-W516EB and LiteOn LTR-16101B. The following picture shows the drive's reading/writing capabilities:

- SafeDisc 1/2 Results:

The CyberDrive drive skips bad sectors very slowly. It needs around 10mins to create the image of a SafeDisc 1 protected CD, while the PleXWriter PX-W1610A needs only 2minutes. The LiteOn LTR-16101B is much faster, and as for the Teac 516EB you probably need to buy an extra drive for reading protected CDs...

Again with SafeDisc v2.0 protected CDs, the CyberDrive continues performing very badly...

LaserLock 1/2 Results:

In the LaserLock protected CDs test, the CyberDrive is the fastest drive with the original CD and the second best with the backup CD. The competition has many problems reading such protected CDs so the CyberDrive wins the first place easily. With the backup CD, the PleXWriter PX-W1610A leads the race.

With LaserLock 2 protected CDs, CyberDrive is the fastest drive when reading the original CD. The drive's performance is better with the backup CD, but once again it cannot reach the performance of PleXWriter PX-W1610A.

SecuROM Results:

The CyberDrive CW038D can read SubChannel data from Data/Audio tracks without any problems and very fast! Both Teac and PleXWriter cannot follow and the LiteOn 16101B doesn't support reading of SubChannel data.




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