CW099D IDE CD-RW - Page
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 show the drive(s) 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 ASUS and CyberDrive recorders gave exactly the same
time results (43 secs).
- SafeDisc v.2 Results
Although the CW099D gave an average performance, it is the faster drive
in the test with SafeDisc 2 protected discs.
- LaserLock v.2 Results
With LaserLock 2 protected discs, the drive is very slow. It
needs 1hour and 47mins to finish the task with the pressed media, and only (?)
29mins for the CD-R backup.
- SecuROM v.2 Results
All drives can read SubChannel data from Data/Audio tracks. The ASUS CRW5224
was the faster drive. The CW099D got the third place with the original disc
and the first with the CD-R backup. With the pressed media, the drive reported
reading errors, slowing down the reading process, and this is worrying since
there aren't any actual bad sectors in SecuROM2 protected discs.