CRW70 vs Philips JackRabbit -
- 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
- SCSI Mechanic v3.0x results
Philips JackRabbit gave almost the same Average Random I/O result
with Yamaha CRW-70 (560 kb/sec). In the sequential reading test, the Philips
drive is better ,due to its increased reading speed (36x) and gave an 2855 kb/sec.
The same sector read test seems to be friendlier to the Yamaha mechanism. The
performance here is very high and reaches the 10750 kb/sec, while Philips gave
just an 706 kb/sec average result.
- Nero CD Speed v0.85 results: (Click to see
CD Speed Graphs)
The Philips PCRW1208JR continues to lead the race at the Nero CD Speed test.
The average reading performance for Philips is 29.97X, while the Yamaha CRW70
stays back with 18.35X.
In the same test, we measured the seek time of both drives.
As you can see in the graph above, the Philips drive is almost 50% faster than
the Yamaha drive. The Philips drive stays below 100msec while the Yamaha drive
needs almost 169msecs!
- PSX Pressed Media
For this test we used the PSX game 'NBA Jam Extreme' and we ripped the image
to HD with CloneCD. We attempted to read a PSX cd title with Philips PCRW1208JR.
Unfortunately, the drive was too slow and it had finished the 10% of the job
in 3 hours! Yamaha CRW-70 needed 367 seconds to rip the whole CD.
- CDR Media: (Click to see the Yamaha/Philips
CD Speed Graphs)
The Philips PCRW1208Jr improved its reading performance with the CDR media.
The drive reaches 28.62X while the Yamaha stays behind with 18.75X.