Roundup Vol. 1 - Page 3
- Pressed CD results: (Click to see the CD Speed Graph
The faster drive comes from SONY. The CRX220E1 had an average reading speed
of 38.25X, while the CRW5224 was slight slower with 38.05X. The SONY CRX210E1
stays behind with 36.89X, due to lower maximum reading speed (48X).
The seek times of the two Sony drives are almost identical, while the AOpen
drive seems improvement to reach them. Both Sony drives have 84msec for the
Random seek mode, and 141msec for the Full mode. The AOpen drive has almost
double seek times.
- CDR Media: (Click to see the CD Speed Graph for SONY
With CD-R media, the SONY CRX220E1 gets the first place with 39.33X, AOpen
comes second with 38.36X and the CRX210E comes third with 36.99X.
Again both Sony drives have exact seek times, improved compared
with the pressed test disc. The AOpen drive has improved its seek times but
still needs improvement.
- RW media: (Click to see the CD Speed Graph for SONY
The AOpen drive is the faster drive with 37.61X average reading speed, while
both Sony drive have similar performance with 31.87X.