DVR-A04 IDE DVD-R/RW - Page
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 performance
of the Pioneer DVR-A04. We also tested its reading performance with backups
of the original CDs, since the reading speed varies between the original and
the backup media. The following pictures show reading/writing capabilities for
- SafeDisc 1/2 results
Both DVR-A03/A04 drives are not the best choice for reading SD1/2 protected
CDs. The DVR-A04 drive seems slightly improved over the DVR-A03 drive.
- LaserLock 1/2 results
In the LaserLock 1/2 protected CDs tests, Pioneer DVR-A04's is not too fast
and users should really use another drive for such reading tasks.
- SecuROM results
Pioneer DVR-A04 can only read 16bytes (and not 96bytes) of SubChannel data
from Data/Audio tracks. This means that you can backup SecuROM 2 CDs but not
LibCrypt PSX protected titles, in case you use the DVR-A04 as the main reader.