11. RW-Packet Writing Tests
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RW Writing Tests
We used Nero 18.104.22.168 for writing CDs at the maximum RW speed for all the tested drives. The ASUS CRW3212A supports 12x re-writing speeds, while the TDK CyClone 321040 only 10x:
The CyberDrive CW058D is the faster re-writer. The ASUS CRW3212A has the second best performance with 406secs. The TDK CyClone 321040 comes last with 486ses, due to lower re-writing speed (10X ).
- Packet Writing Tests
We used Ahead InCD v3.21 for the packet writing tests with the LiteOn HS-RW media. The formatted disc had 534mbs of free space. We copied a 403 MB file (403.147 kbs) from a Hard Disk (on the same PC as the writers) to the formatted RW media using Windows Explorer (we dragged and dropped) and we completed the test twice to eliminate any possible time measurement faults and user errors:
The ASUS has a good writing performance under packet writing format with 8.64X. The TDK Cyclone 321040 comes last with 7.1X.. At the reading part, the ASUS CRW 3212A performs very good with 16.6X and the TDK CyClone 321040 comes again last with 6.2X.