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Monday, April 22, 2002
LiteOn LXR-24101A CD-RW

3. CloneCD reading tests

Lite-ON LXR-24101A external CD-RW - Page 3

CloneCD Tests

- Procedure

We used CloneCD (v4.0.0.0) and 5 original CDs - Euro 2000 (SafeDisc 1), No One Lives For Ever /Serious Sam (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 drives. We also tested the reading performance with backups of the original CDs, since the reading speed varies between original and backup media. The following pictures show the drive(s) reading/writing capabilities as CloneCD reports:

- PSX Pressed Media

For this test we used the PSX game 'NBA Jam Extreme' and we ripped the image to the HD with CloneCD. Lite-On LXR-24101A finished the task in 176secs.

- SafeDisc v.1/2 Results

Lite-On LXR-24101A

Original CD
( sectors/sec )

Backup CD
( sectors/sec )

SafeDisc v.1
508.84
519.08
SafeDisc v.2
618.84
605.44

Lite-On LXR-24101A finished the SafeDisk v.1 test in approximately 8:30 min and the SafeDisk v.2 test in 9 min. The performance is not the best you can find but is adequate for an external drive.

- LaserLock v.1/2

Lite-On LXR-24101A

Original CD
( sectors/sec )

Backup CD
( sectors/sec )

LaserLock v.1
614.78
826.55
LaserLock v.2
462.24
708.76

With LaserLock v.1/2 protected CDs, Lite-On LXR-24101A continued the good performance. As you can see from the above table, the drive was faster with the backup titles.

- SecuROM v.2 Results

Lite-On LXR-24101A

Original CD
( sectors/sec )

Backup CD
( sectors/sec )

SecuROM v.2
1613.93
1613.93

Lite-On LXR-24101A seems to handle the SecuROM v.2 protected CDs better than any other titles. The task was finished in 3:33 min and the performance is good.




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