Aopen DRW8800/AAN -
DVD reading tests
- Single Layer DVD-ROM (Click
for CDSpeed results)
To check the reading performance of the Aopen drive with single layer DVD-ROM,
we used NeroCDSpeed and the 820A test disc from Abex.
The single layer DVD reading test gave similar average reading speeds
for all writers. The 11.91x reported end speed for the Aopen drive is acceptable
although it was the slowest among the three. The disc was
read under CAV mode with an average
speed of 8.9x
The seek times of the Aopen drive are slighlty higher than the acceptable
level. The drive returned faster seek times than Memorex but proved to be
than Teac in all modes.
- 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, where lies the
beginning of each layer and progressing outwards towards to the outer tracks
for each layer. The tools for this test are Nero CDSpeed and the Abex 840
Although previously NeroCDSpeed reported similar reading speeds for all devices
with the single layer DVD-ROM reading test, the dual layer disc reading results
are quite different. The Aopen drive returned results
slower than the other drives, with the Memorex and Teac drives having identical
The seek times of the Aopen and Memorex drives are increased in comparison
to Teac. Aopen finished the Full seek after 236ms and that result is 67ms slower
Teac but 69ms faster than Memorex.
- 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
reading strategy 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 reading performance of the AOpen drive during the reading process of
the dual layer OTP disc was smooth and accurate. The drive read the disc under
speed of 7.20x and an average speed of 5.40x. The reported seek times however
are slightly high.
- DVD Ripping Tests
We measured the DVD-Video ripping speed for the Aopen 8x8 DVD Dual using the latest
version of DVD Decrypter. The DVD Video title is the "Matrix" pressed
The graph above shows that Aopen and Memorex drives finished the ripping
process with about the same average speed but the Teac drive provided double
- DVD Recordable / Rewritable reading Tests
The chart below shows the Nero CDSpeed average reading speed results with
the following media by MC:
Just as with the other two tested drives, the Aopen drive returned similar
average reading speed independently of the tested DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW media.
speed of the Aopen drive however, with all tested media is slower in comparison
with the other two writers. The Aopen drive read all media under CAV reading