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Monday, February 18, 2002
Mitsumi CR-480ATE CD-RW

2. Data Tests

Mitsumi CR-480ATE IDE CDR-W - Page 2

Data Tests

- Test Method

* SCSI Mechanic v3.0x: This was used to compare the drive's I/O performance against other various CDR-W drives (see charts). We used a pressed CD containing PlexTools v1.08 for all tests.

* Nero CD Speed v0.85 was also used to check the drive's performance with pressed CDs. For that test, we also used the PlexTools v1.08 pressed CD.

- SCSI Mechanic v3.0x results

The Mitsumi CR-480ATE seems improved over the previous 4809TE model and now gets the second place behind the PX-W2410A. The drive has the second "Average Sequential I/O" mark (4497Kb/s) and "Average Random I/O" mark (837Kb/s). The final mass production drive will possibly have a slightly better performance due to an improved firmware.

- Nero CD Speed v0.85 results: (Click to see the CD Speed Graph)

The Nero CD Speed results confirmed our previous tests results. The Mitsumi drive gets the second place behind PleXWriter drive. It starts reading at 18.42X and also ends at 40.35X.

The Mitsumi CR-480ATE has rather high "Random Seek" results with 112ms. The TEAC CD-W524E is simply un-beatable with 77msecs and the Yamaha 3200E is also faster with 84ms.

- PSX Pressed Media

For this test we used the PSX game 'NBA Jam Extreme' and we ripped the image to the HD with CloneCD. We measured the reading time of the Mitsumi CR-480ATE, which is the second best with 265secs. The PleXWriter PX-W2410A does the same task at only 54secs:

- CDR Media: (Click to see the CD Speed graph)

The Mitsumi CR-480ATE gets the third place when reading CDR media. The PleXWriter keeps the first place and the TEAC drive follows.




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