DVR-A03 IDE DVD-R/RW - Page
RW reading tests
- Nero CD Speed v0.84 Test: (Click
to see the CD Speed graph)
For the RW tests, we used Traxdata 4x RW media. The Pioneer drive isn't the
faster drive we tested with RW media but it will do the job:
We used CloneCD (v188.8.131.52) 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 Pioneer DVR-A03. 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
for both drives:
- SafeDisc 1/2 Results:
The Pioneer DVR-A03 is not what we would call a good choice
for reading SD1/2 protected CDs. The drive needs over one hour to finish the
task, so it is advisable to have another drive for this task.
With SafeDisc v2.0 protected CDs, the Pioneer DVR-A03
performs slight better but not even close to satisfactory.
LaserLock 1/2 Results:
In the LaserLock 1/2 protected CDs tests, the Pioneer DVR-A03
performed very badly once again, and you should really think of buying another
drive for that purpose.
The Pioneer DVR-A03 can only read 16bytes of SubChannel data
from Data/Audio tracks. This means that you can backup SecuROM 2 CDs but not
LibCrypt PSX protected titles.