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RW reading tests
For the RW tests we used Ricoh HS RW media written at 8x speed. Why
not 10x speed? The Yamaha CRW2100E refused to read HS RW media that was written
at 10x so we lowered the speed to 8x in order to complete the test:
The CRW2100E continues to read very fast RW media and gave back the best average
reading speed around 30x!
We used CloneCD (v126.96.36.199) and 3 original CDs (Rally Masters, Euro2000 and
Vrally 2 Expert) in order to test the reading time for Yamaha CRW2100E (firmware
v1.0D). 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 Plextor PX-W1210A/S and Ricoh MP7120A.
a) SafeDisc Results: Euro 2000 (Total: 257982 sectors - 10141 bad sectors)
- Reading Speed: Max
The Yamaha CRW2100E leads the race when reading SafeDisc protected
The Yamaha CRW2100E not only leads but also improves the reading speed when
used the backup CD.
b) LaserLock Results: Rally Masters (Total: 321528 sectors
- 6317 bad sectors) - Reading Speed: Max
As we expected most drives have serious problem when reading LaserLock protected
CDs. The CRW2100E comes second behind MP7120A but ahead both Plextor drives.
This time PX-W1210S gave the best performance. The CRW2100E comes third behinds
c) SecuROM Results:
The Yamaha CRW2100E simple rules the SecuROM tests. It reads it with incredible
fast speed and bypass the competition with great distance gap. Of course we
have tested the backup ,with Yamaha as the reader source, and it worked fine.
Verdict of CloneCD Tests:
The Yamaha CRW2100E is an excellent reader. The increased max speed (40x)
helps it bypass the competition (both Plextor and Ricoh drives) in most tests.
It showed a not-that-good performance with LaserLock protected CDs, which most
drives anyway read very slowly. The drive can not only can read SubChannel data
but also do it very FAST! Notice that the Yamaha 2100E seems a very good drive
to use for SD2 protection (reading part..).