DX082D DVD+RW -
DVD reading tests
- Single Layer PTP DVD-ROM (Click
for CDSpeed results)
The CyberDrive DX082D supports 12x CAV reading speed with single layer DVD-ROM
media. From the diagram above it can be seen that the drive managed
to surpass the manufacturer's stated DVD reading speed of 12x specifications,
as well as being the fastest of the four drives.
The performance of the CyberDrive was very good in this test. In comparison
with the other drives, it has the fastest full seek time, while its random
1/3 seek times place it somewhere in the middle.
- Dual Layer PTP DVD-ROM (Click for
The two layers of a PTP DVD-ROM disc are read sequentially with the drive
starts reading from the inner tracks of the disc, which is the beginning of
moving towards the outer tracks for each layer.
From the graph above it can be seen that the CyberDrive produced the same
performance as the Philips drive, probably due to the use of the same
chipset. However, Optorite was
the fastest in this test with Plextor second.
Although the CyberDrive wasn't the fastest in the DVD dual layer
speed tests, the same doesn't hold true for the seek time tests for the same
to the graph above, the CyberDrive had the best times in all modes. Especially
in the full seek times, where it was faster than the second placed drive by
- Dual Layer OTP DVD-ROM
first layer of an OTP dual layer DVD-ROM is read exactly the same way as the
first layer of the PTP disc tested previously. The difference here is the
of the second layer of the disc. The beginning of the second layer is located
in the outer tracks of the disc, so that the drive starts reading from the
outer tracks toward the inner tracks.
In the following screen shot from Nero CDspeed, it can be seen that the drive
performed smoothly over the entire surface. It started
reading at 3.15x and finished at 7.61x
having an average speed of 5.67x.
- DVD Ripping Tests
We measured the DVD-Video ripping speed of the CyberDrive DX082D using the
latest version of DVD Decrypter software. The DVD Video title was the "Matrix" pressed
DVD (single layer, 4.38GB).
The CyberDrive ripped the
DVD movie files to the hard disk
at 7489 KB/s (5.4x) average.
It is not the best time but is still good. Philips had the fastest performance
and Plextor the slowest.
It should be mentioned that although the Plextor PX-708A supports
2x DVD Video ripping by default, pressing the eject button for 3 seconds
speeds. In this case, the average ripping speed for the same
movie reached the 8,957KB/sec (6.5X).
- DVD Recordable / Rewritable reading Tests
The chart below shows the Nero CDSpeed results with the following media:
From the above graph, we can easily conclude that all drives exhibited similar
performance since the differences in maximums does not exceed more than
0.2x. CyberDrive had the second best reading speed after Optorite. In this
comparison, Philips was third and Plextor fourth but once again we mention
that the differences was negligible.