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Tuesday, November 26, 2002
ASUS CRW5224 CD-RW

3. CD Error Correction Tests

ASUS CRW5224 CD-RW - Page 3

Error Correction Tests

In the following tests we examine the reading error correction capabilities of the ASUS CRW5224.

- EAC CD-R Test Disc

- Test Results (Max Reading)

Errors total
Num: 36614
Errors (Loudness) dB(A)
Num: 38171
Avg:-85.6 dB(A)
Max: -53.3 dB(A)
Error Muting Samples
Num: 91
Avg:1 Samples
Max: 1 Samples
Skips Samples
Num: 0
Avg: 0 Samples
Max:0 Samples
Total Test Result
80.5 points (of 100.0 maximum)

In the maximum ripping speed, the ASUS CRW5224 showed a good behaviour and got a score of 80.5 out of 100 (perfect).

- ABEX TCD-721R

- Test Results (Max speed)

Errors total
Num: 194891
Errors (Loudness) dB(A)
Num: 219353
Avg:-79.4 dB(A)
Max: -35.8 dB(A)
Error Muting Samples
Num: 6643
Avg: 1.0 Samples
Max: 9 Samples
Skips Samples
Num: 0
Avg: 0 Samples
Max: 0 Samples
Total Test Result
74.5 points (of 100.0 maximum)

The ABEX 721R test disc is very hard for many drives and the ASUS CRW5224 doesn't seem to be an exception. The good news is that the error spikes kept below -35.8 dB(a) at several points, while there were no skip samples. The result is an average performance and the score for the drive is 74.5 points.

- ABEX TCD-726

- Test Results (Max Speed)

Errors total
Num: 11141
Errors (Loudness) dB(A)
Num: 25854
Avg:-87.3 dB(A)
Max: -53.7 dB(A)
Error Muting Samples
Num: 316
Avg: 1 Samples
Max: 2 Samples
Skips Samples
Num: 0
Avg: 0 Samples
Max: 0 Samples
Total Test Result
76.9 points (of 100.0 maximum)

The ASUS drive performed adequately and gave a few errors getting a 76.9 score.

- Conclusion

Test Disc
Reading Speed
ASUS CRW5224
Score
EAC CD-R
Max
80.5
ABEX TCD-721R
Max
74.5
ABEX TCD-726
Max
76.9
Average Score
77.30

The ASUS CRW5224 gets an average score of 77.30 out of 100, which is lower than what AOpen CRW5224 and SONY CRX220E1 got in previous tests.

- C2 Information accuracy

- Test Results (MAX Speed)

The C2 accuracy of the ASUS CRW5224 seems to reach the perfection with a 100% score. The results from EAC analyser seems to agree:

Test Disc
Reading Speed
ASUS CRW5224
Score
EAC CD-R
Max
100
ABEX TCD-721R
Max
99.9
ABEX TCD-726
Max
100
Average Score
100

Below are the C2 error graphs as produced by EAC analyser software...




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