ASUS CRW-5232AS Recorder - Page 1
ASUS CRW-5232AS is an internal atapi CD-RW drive.
Shorter than your common internal CD-RW drive and equipped with the latest
innovative technologies, the CRW-5232AS promises
lots of performance and quality in CD recording.
The ASUS CRW-5232AS drive features 52x maximum write, 32x US-RW maximum rewrite
and 52x read capabilities. It also offers innovative technology such as:
Writing Speed Adjustment Technology based on the recording media requirements.
Underrun Errors Prevention Technology
reduction technology achievement with the combination of AFFM & DDSS II technologies:
1. Airflow Field Modification (AFFM): Eliminates
the uneven airflow inside ASUS drive resulting in quieter and more stable
2. Double Dynamic Suspension System (DDSS II): Anti-vibration
system developed by ASUS.
IDE - ATAPI
48x, 40x, 32x, 24x, 16x, 8x, 4x
Rewrites: 32x, 24x, 16x, 12x, 10x, 8x, 4x
Reads: 52x maximum
12 cm or 8 cm diameter,
1.2 mm thick
CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-I, Mixed
Mode, CD-ROM, Photo CD, CD-Extra, Video CD, CD-Text, DVCD,
CD-G, Karaoke CD, I-trax, Bootable CD
Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
supports RAW DAO 96, CD-R/RW read/write with buffer underrun protection and
C2 read error correction function. It also supports CD Text and CD+G read features.
- Retail package
package, apart from the drive, includes one IDE cable, one audio cable, one
ejector pin with instruction slip, one quick installation guide, screws and
manual . There are also Nero Burning Software including the Live Firmware Update
Cyberlink 3 in 1 with Cyberlink PowerDirector and ASUS DVD MediaShow.
Removing the screws and opening the drive's cover voids the drive's warranty.
For reference reasons we post the following pictures.
The main controller chip is from Mediatec.
The test computer is clocked at 1.6 GHz P4, configured with
256Mb RAM and runs Windows XP Professional SP1 operating system. The drive
was connected to our test
and was identified as "ASUS CRW-5232AS". All reading tests
were done with firmware v1.01.
following pages include test results for the ASUS drive in comparison with
two other devices, the Aopen CRW5232 and Plextor Premium.