DVD reading tests
- Single Layer DVD-ROM (Click
for CDSpeed results)
The Pioneer drive was the fastest with single layer DVD-ROM media. The drive
reached 12.65x reading speed at the end of the test while the average reported
reading speed was 9.46x.
As with CD seek times, so too with DVD media the Pioneer DVR-107D returned
some slow times, and especially the full seek.
- Dual Layer PTP DVD-ROM (Click
for CDSpeed results)
The two layers of a PTP DVD-ROM disc are read sequentially with the drive
starting the read process from the inner tracks on the disc, which is the beginning
of each layer,
and progressing outwards towards to the outer tracks for each layer.
On the Dual layer DVD-ROM reading test the Pioneer drive was fast with an
average reading speed of 6.32x. The reading strategy is CAV and the reported
speed at the end of each layer is 8.46x. All drives gave back similar with
the Sony being the fastest and Plextor the slowest.
Nothing has changed with the seek times however, with the Pioneer drive being
slow, and a full seek which is double the time of the other drives.
- 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 we tested previously. The difference here is the
of the second layer on 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
inwards towards the inner tracks of the disc.
The Dual layer OTP written disc did not present any problems for the Pioneer
DVR-107D drive. The average reading speed was 6.28x and the reading strategy
- DVD Ripping Tests
We measured the DVD-Video ripping speed of the Pioneer DVR-107D using the
latest version of DVD Decrypter. The DVD Video title is the "Matrix" pressed
The ripping test with the Pioneer RW drive shows it is very fast with an
average read rate of 5,816 KB/s (4.2x) and a maximum reading rate of 7,202 KB/s
- DVD Recordable / Rewritable reading Tests
The chart below shows the Nero CDSpeed average reading speed results with
the following media:
The Pioneer DVR-107D read all four media types using CAV, and where the average
reading speed was from 6.16x to 6.25x.
- DVD RAM reading test
supports reading of the DVD-Ram format. The specification of the drive are
confirmed here by the Nero CDSpeed. After the end of the test the software
reports that the drive read the DVD-Ram under CLV mode. The disc we used for
this test is a Panasonic 2x DVD-RAM Ver2.0, and a Maxell 3x DVD-RAM Ver.2.1.
Both discs were read at 2x CLV. Again, the Full seek times are increased.