MP5120A IDE DVD+RW - Page
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 Ricoh's average reading
speed with HS-RW media is 25.24X, slight lower than what a pure CD-RW drive
can give back:
We used CloneCD (v184.108.40.206) 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 Ricoh MP5120A. 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 Ricoh MP5120A performed very well with SafeDisc protected
CDs. The drive needs 5mins to complete the task. Note that the drive reports
more bad sectors than the real existing one.
With SafeDisc v2.0 protected CDs, the Ricoh MP5120A
performs lower than with SD1 CDs... Again the drive reports more bad sectors
than the real existing one.
LaserLock 1/2 Results:
In the LaserLock 1/2 protected CDs tests, the Ricoh MP5120A performed
The Ricoh MP5120A can read SubChannel Data from Data/Audio tracks.