3. RW reading tests
RW reading tests
- Nero CD Speed v0.84b Test: (Click here to see the CD Speed graph)
For the RW tests, we used TDK's HS-RW media. The AOpen CRW2440 has the highest reading speed (31.66X) outperforming competition:
CloneCD Reading Tests
We used CloneCD (v22.214.171.124) and 5 original CDs - Euro 2000 (SafeDisc 1), No One Lives For Ever (SafeDisc 2), Rally Masters (LaserLock 1), Desperados (LaserLock 2) and V-Rally 2 Expert (SecuROM 2) - in order to test the reading performance of AOpen CRW2440. We also tested the reading performance with backups of the original CDs, since the reading speed varies between original and backup media. For comparison reasons we added the results of the already tested LiteOn LTR-24102B, PleXWriter PX-W2410A and TDK CyClone 241040. The following picture shows the AOpen CRW2440 reading/writing capabilities:
- SafeDisc 1/2 Results:
The PleXWriter with the v1.01 firmware improves dramatically its performance and is the best solution for reading SD1/2 protected CDs. However the AOpen CRW2440 doesn't perform badly either and stays close to the top. LiteOn LTR-24102B improves also its performance with firmware 5S07 but is 50% slower than Plextor one.
Again with SafeDisc v2.0 protected CDs, the AOpen CRW2440 come second. However the performance gap is now smaller.
LaserLock 1/2 Results:
In the LaserLock protected CDs test, the LiteOn LTR-24102B takes easily the first place. The AOpen CRW2440 comes second, TDK CyClone 241040 third and as for the PleXWriter...Still has the same behaviour as we posted in our hardware review. Some people suggested using other software, CD Mate, for reading LaserLock 1/2 protected CDs so you could give it a try.
With LaserLock 2 LaserLock 2 protected CDs, LiteOn LTR-24102B hold the first place and AOpen CRW2440 follows...
The AOpen CRW2440 can read SubChannel data from Data/Audio tracks very fast! Currently seems the faster drive for that proposes.