CRW2100S SCSI CDR-W - Page
- SCSI Mechanic v3.0.224: This was used to compare the Yamaha'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.xx results:
As you can see from the graph above, the CRW2100S goes pretty well compared
with the Sanyo CRD - BP4 and the TDK Cyclone 161040 but not as well as the PX-W1610A
(which keep in mind it's the ATAPI model)...
- CD Speed 99 v0.80 results: (click here
for the CD Speed graph)
Using CD Speed 0.80, we can see that the CRW2100S clearly is the slowest
CDR-W drive of all four, but with a minimal difference.
The CRW2100S performs very well and seems to be able to compete the competition
to the Full seek tests, while in the 1/3 test leaves back only the Plextor drive
and in the Random seek test is left behind by both Sanyo and TDK recorders.
Verdict of data (pressedCDs) tests:
The Yamaha CRW2100S is one of the fastest CDR-Ws drives you can buy, but
sure has many opponents to compete. Its average reading speed using PlexTools
v1.06 was 28.74x, while the other drives were a bit faster (with the PX-W1610A
being the fastest solution). It's seek times are better than the Plextor model
but cannot reach the Sanyo's and TDK's ones (Random & 1/3). In the SCSI
Mechanic tests, the CRW2100S delivers a pretty good performance in the
"Average Random I/O" test but is left behind by the PX-W1640A. The
drive delivered an average sequential reading result of 4.23mb/s, which is *a
bit* lower than the competition. The drive also has the second best "Average
Same Sector I/O" being left behind by the PX-W1610A drive only. The negative
point of the drive's performance is the noise that the drive generates when
reading at max speed. Very annoying :(