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Friday, July 18, 2003
Pioneer DVR-A06 DVD±RW recorder

2. CD Reading Tests

Pioneer DVR-A06 DVD±RW recorder - Page 2

CD Reading Tests

- Pressed CD results (Click to see the CD Speed Graphs)

Pioneer DVR-A06 supports 32x reading speed for CD-ROM/R media.The drive read the inner part of our test disc at 14.55x and gradually accelerated to finish the task at 33.91x CAV, resulting to an average speed of 25.48x. The Optorite DD0203 is faster in this test with 30.39x average reading (40X CAV), and the Sony drive is slower with 24.02X.

The specifications of the Pioneer DVR-A06 state that the drive needs around 130msec for random seeking. Our measurements agree with this statement, giving a 127msec result in this test. The drive is slower in the full seek mode (294msec). Sony DRX-500UL gave almost the same results as the Pioneer drive, while the Optorite DD0203 is the clear winner in the test with only 179msec for the full stroke.

- CDR Media results (Click to see the CD Speed Graphs)

With respect to CD-R media, the Pioneer drive performed well and read the disc at a 25.25x average speed.

With respect to the seek times on recordable discs, the Pioneer drive performed almost the same as in the previous tests with a pressed test-disc.

- HS-RW Media

Pioneer DVR-A06 supports 32x CAV reading when it comes to rewritable media. The results illustrated above are the reading tests using Verbatim 10x HS-RW media. The drive performed well and read the disc at an average speed of 24.89x. We also checked the behavior of the drive with 24x US-RW media (Mitsubishi Chemicals). The drive read the disc at full speed (25.76x average).




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