7. RW Writing Tests
RW Writing Tests
We used Nero 220.127.116.11 for writing CDs at the maximum RW speed for all the tested drives. The Iomega Predator supports only 4x RW writing.
The drive burning time is high, which is natural due to the only 4x re-writing speed, since it needs 1185 secs to finish the task. The drive's CPU usage was bad (50%) while the erase time was not that bad for a 4x RW drive (62secs).
- Packet Writing
The drive is packaged with DirectCD. We used both InCD and directCD for our tests. We used RICOH 4x-RW media and we formatted it. The formatting of the media takes around 35min.The formatted disc had 543.440 Kb of free space. We copied a 441,2 MB file (462.714.880 bytes) from a Hard Disk (on the same PC as the writer) to the formatted RW media-using explorer (we dragged and dropped) we completed the test twice to eliminate possible time measurement faults and user errors:
The drive has a good -for a 4x re-writer- packet writing with 3.9X writing and 5.8X reading.