CRD-BP4/1400P CDR-W - Page
- SCSI Mechanic v3.0x: This was used to compare the Sanyo's
I/O performance against other various CDR-W drives (see charts). We used a pressed
CD containing PlexTools v1.06 for all of the tests.
- CD Speed 99 v0.80 was also used to check the drive performance with
pressed CDs. For that test we used PlexTools v1.06 original CD.
- SCSI Mechanic v3.0 results
Both Sanyo drives are very fast and they managed to give out
the best performance around. The SCSI model has the best "Average Sequential
I/O" (4460kb/s) and the ATAPI model comes third with only 4268kb/s. We
noticed a problem with the ATAPI model ?slowed down at the end of disc, which
probably kept it back from delivering the even higher performance. The CRW2100E
still manages to be very fast but BP4 takes the lead this time. On the other
hand both Sanyo drives gave very low results on the "Average Same Sector
I/O" (1787kb/s), which is much far away from the competition.
- CD Speed 99 v0.80 results
Using CD Speed 0.80, we can see that the BP4 clearly is the fastest
40x CDR-W drive . The BP1400P and CRW2100E come second with similar performance.
Plextor of course cannot compete but we suspect when the PX-W1610A/S model arrives
will have similar (or maybe even better performance).
The BP4 model gave back very low seek times. The BP1400P model
comes very close so does the competition.
- CDR Media
Again BP4 model continues to lead the race and performs slight
better than with pressed CDs and reaches 30.21x average when the BP1400P stays
behind with only 28.5x. If you also notice the speed end result you will see
that BP1400P model slows down and that costs the third place. This is a point,
which Sanyo should look better and fix in the future.
Verdict of data tests
There is no doubt that the new Sanyo drives are the fastest CDR-W drives
(compared to existing Yamaha CRW2100E mode). The BP4 model works very good and
manages to outperform both ATAPI competitors. Also it delivers the lowest seek
times again compared to the ATAPI competitors. The BP1400P model could perform
better but the drive seems slow down at every CD we tested with..
Sanyo supports reading of 99min CDs so you will not have any problem with
them. The problem of course is to write them since Sanyo drives stops writing
at 93mins. We will talk about this later.. Last you will notice the low noise
which both drives produce when reading at 40x speed compared to the annoying
noise, which CRW2100E produces.