DVD+RW208 - Page 3
RW reading tests
- Nero CD Speed v0.84 Test: (Click
to see the CD Speed graph)
For the RW tests, we used Ricoh's 4-10x HS-RW media. The Philips's average
reading speed with HS-RW media is 24.92X, lower than Ricoh MP5120A:
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 performance
of the drive. We also tested its reading performance with backups of the original
CDs, since the reading speed varies between the original and the backup media.
The following pictures show reading/writing capabilities of the drive:
- SafeDisc 1/2 Results
The Philips DVDRW208 really smashes the competition when reading
SafeDisc 1/2 protected CDs. It needs only 3mins to end the task, which is much
faster than other DVD recorders, including Ricoh MP5120A.
With SafeDisc v2.0 protected CDs, the Philips DVDRW208 performs lower than
with SD1 CDs, but the final reading time is very good.
- LaserLock 1/2 Results
In the LaserLock 1/2 protected CDs test, the Philips DVDRW208
has lower reading performance than Ricoh MP5120A, with the original CD. When
we used the backup disc, the drive reads it very fast.
- SecuROM Results
The Philips DVDRW208A can read SubChannel Data from Data/Audio tracks.