TEAC DV-W58G - Page 2
Data CD Reading Tests
- Pressed CD results (Click for
The TEAC DV-W58G supports 40x maximum reading speed with CD media and proved
the fastest among the three drives, although there was very little between them,
with a maximum final speed of 41.84x. The reading strategy of the TEAC drive
As the seek times tests show, again there is not a lot between the drives
but the TEAC drive was the slowest with all three seek times. However, the seek
times are fast enough and the results are quite acceptable. The drive finished
the full seek with 191ms, while 92ms was needed for the random seek.
- CD-R Media results (Click for
With CD-R media, the TEAC DV-W58G managed to reach a maximum end speed of
41.74x, a result that is again marginally higher than the other two drives used
in this comparison. The reported average speed was 31.44x
On this test we measured the seek times of the TEAC drive with CD-R media.
The seek times for this test are slightly up in comparison with the previous
pressed disc test. The full seek finished after 210ms for both TEAC and Pacific
Digital while the Sony was fastest at 151ms.
- ReWritable Media (Click for
To check the reading performance for the TEAC DV-W58G with HS-RW media, we
used NeroCDSpeed and a HSRW rewritable disc from Mitsubishi Chemicals. After
the end of the test, NeroCDSpeed reports that the drive read the disc under
CAV mode with an average speed of 25.23x. The drive was the slowest among the
three drives, with a final reading speed of 33.45x compared to SONY's 40.69x,
however the TEAC has a maximum reading speed of 32x with CD-RW media.