SONY CRX175A IDE CD-RW
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RW reading tests
- Nero CD Speed v0.84 Results: (Click
to see the graph)
For the RW tests we used the Ricoh's HS-RW media written at 10x speed. As
you can see below, Sony has the best reading performance among with Yamaha CRW3200E:
We used CloneCD (v126.96.36.199) 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 time of the
TEAC CD-W524E. We also tested the reading performance with backups of the original
CDs, since the reading speed varies between original and backup media. For comparison
reasons we added the results of the already tested PleXWriter PX-W2410A, Teac
CD-W524E and Yamaha CRW3200. The following picture shows the reading/writing
capabilities of Sony as the CloneCD reports:
- SafeDisc 1/2 Results
Sony CRX175A had hard times to read the original SafeDisk 1 label. Reading
the backup cd was easier and the drive finished the task with a 2097,41 sectors/sec
With SafeDisc2 protected CDs, things are slightly better for
the original CD test. However SONY CRX175A did not give the best performance...
- LaserLock 1/2 Results
Again, with LaserLock 1 protected CDs, the Sony drive performs differently
with the original than with the backup CD. The drive, while it needs 20mins
for the original disc, it finishes the backup CD at only 3mins. The overall
performance of Sony is good and the drive is placed in the second position for
The LaserLock 2 protected CDs are very hard for all recorders
to read. Sony CRX175A did manage to finish the task in 26.5 min for the original
CD and has the best performance as shown above.
- SecuROM Results
The Sony CRW175A does support reading of SubChannel from Data/Audio Tracks.
The reading performance however is slow and comes in the last place since it
needs approximately 20 min to read the original or the backup cd.