CyClone 241040 IDE CDR-W -
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 TDK CyClone 241040 gave the
worst average reading test result (25.35x) among the 4 tested drives. The Sanyo
BP1500P performs slightly better (25.43x):
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
time of TDK CyClone 241040. 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 Ricoh
MP7200, Yamaha 2200E and Sanyo BP1500P. The following picture shows the drive's
- SafeDisc 1/2 Results:
The TDK CyClone 241040 has a really hard time with protected SafeDisc 1.0
CDs. The drive needs around one hour to complete the task, which is more or
less the same as with the Sanyo drive. The Yamaha 2200E is the faster among
the 4 tested drives and Ricoh 7200 follows in the second place with average
The TDK drive continues to perform very bad with SafeDisc v2
protected CDs. Again the Yamaha 2200E drive leads the race and Ricoh 7200A follows.
LaserLock 1/2 Results:
In the LaserLock protected CDs test, the TDK drive showed an unusual bad performance.
The drive read the CD at a terribly slow rate and needs a HUGE amount of time
to complete the task...
The LaserLock 2 protection seems good enough to make all 4
tested drives have a hard time. Both Sanyo and TDK drives gave the same mark
with Original CD but very different with the backup CD.
The TDK drive had the third best performance among its competitors. The Ricoh
7200A simply knocks the competition out since its performance is superb! The
Sanyo BP1500P comes last and as for the Yamaha 2200E the second place is what