DVR-A06 DVD±RW recorder -
DVD reading tests
- Single Layer DVD-ROM (Click
for CDSpeed results)
Pioneer DVR-A06 supports 12x CAV (5-12x)
reading speed for single layer DVD-ROM media. The drive finished the test with
an average reading speed of 9.52x. The performance is very good and the drive
is faster than the Optorite DD0203.
Sony DRX-500UL supports 7x CAV DVD-ROM reading, so it gave the lower performance
in the same test.
The seek times of the Pioneer A06 is 132 msec (random
seek). The drive is slower in the 1/3 full seek modes. Although the
drive performed as it was expected according to its specifications, the Optorite DD0203
offered lower seek times.
- Dual Layer PTP DVD-ROM (Click for
Pioneer DVR-A06 supports 8x CAV reading for the dual layer DVD-ROM. The
specific DVD-ROM disc is PTP and the drive read it at 6.16x average.
As you can see from the above graph, Pioneer DVR-A06 is faster than Optorite
DD0203, which supports only 4x reading and Sony DRX-500UL (2x CLV reading).
The seek times of dual layer DVD-ROM is slightly increased over those reported
for the single layer discs. The performance is adequate, although the Optorite
drive is faster. Sony DRX-500UL is slower in al the seek modes.
- Dual Layer OTP DVD-ROM
first layer of an OTP dual layer DVD-ROM is read exactly the same way as the
PTP disc we tested previously. The difference here is the reading strategy
of the second layer of the disc. The beginning of the second layer is located
in the outer part of the disc, so the drive starts reading from the outer tracks
toward the inner part of the disc.The performance is not different than in
the previous test, since the drive
gave a 6.12x average reading speed, very close indeed to the previous case.
The full seek result reported by CDSpeed is not accurate, and users should
expect a performance around 330msec in this test.
- DVD Ripping Tests
We measured the DVD Ripping speed using the "Matrix" DVD Video
title and DVD Decrypter software.
Pioneer DVR-A06 is not a very fast ripper, following the "tradition" of
the previous Pioneer DVD recorders. The average ripping speed is 2789KB/sec.
The Optorite drive is faster at 5846KB/sec, and Sony DRX-500UL gave the same
results as Pioneer.
- DVD Recordable/Rewritable Tests
The chart below shows the Nero CDSpeed results when using the following media
Pioneer DVR-A06 supports 6x CAV reading for all the DVD recordable/rewritable
media. The drive is the faster one among the others that appear on the chart. The Optorite
DD0203 is slower with a 4x average speed (ACV) and Sony DRX-500UL follows the other two at