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Sunday, February 17, 2002
Mitsumi CR-4808TE CD-RW

3. RW reading tests

Mitsumi CR-4808TE IDE CDR-W - Page 3

RW reading tests

- Nero CD Speed v0.83b Test: (Click here to see the CD Speed 99 graph)

For the RW tests, we used TDK's HS-RW media. The Mitsumi CR-4808TE has a 18.6X average reading speed, which is the third best from the tested drives:

CloneCD Reading Tests

- Procedure:
We used CloneCD (v3.0.5.1) 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 Mitsumi CR-4808TE. 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 Mitsumi drive skips bad sectors very slow. It needs around 10mins to make image of a SafeDisc 1 protected CD, when PleXWriter PX-W1610A needs only 2minutes. The LiteOn LTR-16101B is also faster and as for the Teac 516EB let's just forget it...

With SafeDisc v2.0 protected CDs, the Mitsumi CR-4808TE continues performing in the same way as with SafeDisc v1.0 CDs.

LaserLock 1/2 Results:

In the LaserLock protected CDs test, the Mitsumi CR-4808TE needs 38mins with the original and only 9mins with the back CD. The competition also has problems reading the original CD fast, but with the backup PleXWriter PX-W1610A holds the first place.

With LaserLock 2 LaserLock 2 protected CDs, Mitsumi is the faster drive as far as it concerns the original CD. However it didn't come up with the same behaviour with the backup CD, as in the case of LaserLock v1.0 protected CDs...

SecuROM Results:

The Mitsumi CR-4808TE can read SubChannel data from Data/Audio tracks and very fast! The rest drives simply cannot follow...




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