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Monday, February 18, 2002
Philips 48x CD-ROM

3. DAE Tests

Philips (Aopen) 48x IDE CD Rom - Page 3

DAE Tests

Test Machine:
ABIT BH6
Celeron 300A over clocked to 464 MHz
128 MB SDRAM PC 100
Quantum Fireball EX 6.4 GB UDMA
CL RivaTNT
CL AWE32
MS Windows 98 Build 4.10.2136
Teac 532E-A Firmware : v3.0a (with Auto Insert Notification & Sync transfer off)
Plextor UltraPlex 40max, Firmware v1.01, (with Auto Insert Notification off & Sync transfer on).

Tested CD: The Chemical Brothers "Big Your Own Hole" - Track 10

Test Method:  I used EAC v0.81b & AudioGrabber v1.40 to test audio capabilities. Also  compared it with Teac and Plextor.

Comparing Method:
- Ripped Track10 of the CD with Drag & Drop (using CDFS) and with all the other CD Rippers.
- Edited all wavs with Hedit v2.0.04 and located the 2 following bytes "EA  68" (chosen randomly)
- Removed all previous bytes and saved.
- Then in a Dos window compared them using: FC /b x.wav y.wav

Philips DAE results

Program

Rip  Mode

Average  Speed

Program  Results

Hearing Quality

CDFS  Driver v4.00.130

Drag  & Drop

9.40x

-

No clicks..No sec  lost..Seemed ok!

EAC v0.81 beta

Burst  -
Rip Speed Default -
Allow speed reduction -
Error correction medium

7.8x

Copied  ok

No clicks..No sec  lost..Seemed ok!

EAC v0.81 beta

Secure  accurate -
Rip Speed Default -
Allow speed reduction -
Error correction medium

3.6x

Copied  ok -
Quality 100%

No clicks..No sec  lost..Seemed ok!

AudioGrabber  v1.40

Buffered  Burst -
Rip Speed Default

6.64x

Copied  ok -
Audio Problems 0

No clicks..No sec  lost..Seemed ok!

Results
The drive seem to reach max DAE speed of 9.40x with CDFS driver. Second comes EAC (burst mode) with 7.8x and 3rd AudioGrabber with 6.64x. All wav's produced by different method compared between them and found the same.




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