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Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Sanyo CRD-BP1500P CD-RW

3. RW reading tests

Sanyo CRD-BP1500P IDE CDR-W - Page 3

RW reading tests

- CD Speed 99 v0.8 Test: (Click here to see the CD Speed 99 graph)

For the RW tests we used TDK's HS-RW media. The Sanyo CRD-BP1500P performed very well and gave the best average reading result (25.25x) among the 4 tested drives:

CloneCD Reading Tests

- Procedure:
We used CloneCD (v3.0.0.9) and 3 original CDs (Rally Masters, Euro2000 and Vrally 2 Expert) in order to test the reading time for Sanyo CRD-BP1500P. We also tested the reading performance with backups of the original CDs since the reading speed varies among original and backup media. For comparison reasons we added the results from Sanyo CRD-BP4/1400P and PleXWriter PX-W1610A.

- Results:

a) SafeDisc Results: Euro 2000 (Total: 257982 sectors - 10141 bad sectors) - Reading Speed: Max

The Sanyo CRD-BP1500P for a strange reason doesn't like at all SafeDisc v1.0/v2.0 protected CDs and reads them in a terrible slow speed, compared to the other Sanyo/Plextor models. The total time for making an image of the Euro 2000 CD was about 1:05:23 hrs. We hope that something will be done in order to improve the error skipping hardware capability of the drive, with a future firmware revision.

b) LaserLock Results: Rally Masters (Total: 321528 sectors - 6317 bad sectors) - Reading Speed: Max

Things are slightly better with the LaserLock protected CDs, since the CRD-BP1500P made the image in 12minutes. The error-skipping engine with the original CD is very good and stays in the same levels with the backup CD also. However notice that the previous Sanyo CRD-BP4/1400P have almost the double speed reading performance. Another point that must be inspected from the Sanyo engineers.

c) SecuROM Results: Vrally2 Expert - 343767 sectors

The Sanyo CRD-BP1500P has no problem reading SubChannel Data from Audio/Data tracks ever slowly. Both Sanyo CRD-BP4/1400P seem to be reading SubChannel Data faster than their new brother (BP1500P) while the PleXWriter PX-W1610A holds the leadership.

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