DVD reading tests
- Single Layer DVD-ROM (Click
for CDSpeed results)
TDK's reading speed is really close to the other two drives, but it's the
TDK's seek times are quite good.
- Dual Layer PTP DVD-ROM (Click for
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
of each layer,
and progressing outwards towards to the outer tracks for each layer.
DVD`s dual layer speed result didn't reach a high level.
The seek times were increased for TDK drive.
- 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 disc's second layer. 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.
As it can been seen in the following screenshot the OTP dual layer DVD test
disc had the same speed as the PTP one. The seek times are about in the same
- DVD Ripping Tests
We measured the DVD-Video ripping speed of the TDK 880N using the
latest version of DVD Decrypter. The DVD Video title is the "Matrix" pressed
TDK drive was the fastest while Nec was the slowest. However, the reported
6457 kb/s is a good transfer rate.
- DVD Recordable / Rewritable reading Tests
The chart below shows the Nero CDSpeed average reading speed results with
the following media:
TDK has a normal level for RW reading.