EHW-4048U CD-RW - Page 4
We used CloneCD and 4 original CDs - Serious Sam 2 (SafeDisc 2), Desperados
(LaserLock 2), V-Rally 2 Expert (SecuROM 2) and NBA Jam Extreme (PSX) - in order
to test the reading times of the drive. We also tested the reading performance
with backups of the original CDs, since the reading speed varies between original
and backup media. The following picture shows the drive reading/writing features
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. The EHW-4048U needed 209secs to finish the task, much
slower than the performance of the PX-W4012U, which gave the best performance.
- SafeDisc v.2 Results
The AOpen EHW-4048U was very slow with the SafeDisc 2 discs. The main reason
is that the drive locked at the 4X reading speed after it skipped all the bad
sectors. Note that when we used another software, like Alcohol 120%, the same
task was performed at almost full speed giving of course a much lower reading
time. The faster drive in this test comes from YAMAHA.
- LaserLock v.2 Results
The AOpen EHW-4048U performed better with the original LaserLock
v.2 disc and got the first place, but was slower with the backup disc.
- SecuROM v.2 Results
All drives can read SubChannel data from Data/Audio tracks. The faster drive
comes from YAMAHA with 2217.85Kb/s. The AOpen EHW-4048U gets the third place