Freecom FC-1 - Page 2
Data CD Reading Tests
- Pressed CD results (Click for
According to the specifications, the Freecom FC-1 supports a maximum reading
speed of 52x. Our tests confirmed this and moreover the drive reached a final
speed of 53.64x, which was the highest in our comparison. The reported average
speed was at 40.43x.
For all seek times the Freecom drive returned good times where it was only
slightly slower than the Plextor Premium for 1/3 and full seeks, but had the
fastest random seek time at 85ms.
- CD-R Media results (Click for
In this reading test, the Freecom drive was again the fastest among the three
drives. Notice that the final speed reached was 54.18x, which is a high speed.
However the average speed was the same for all drives.
As in the previous test with the pressed CD, the Freecom drive once again
had low seek times although not as good as the Plextor Premium.
- ReWritable Media (Click for
For this test we used 32x High Speed rewritable media from Mitsubishi Chemicals.
Due to the Freecom drive's specified 32x US-RW reading speed, it was only
logical that the drive would be slower than the other two which support 52x.