Mitsumi CR-480ATE CD-RW
5. CDR Tests
We tested the Mitsumi CR-480ATE with Nero v22.214.171.124, Ahead InCD v3.14, CloneCD v126.96.36.199 and, Padus DJ v3.50.818 software. We used various of media for performing our tests: Mitsubishi Chemicals 74/80min 24x certified, Mitsui 74min 24x certified, Taiyo Yuden 74/80min 24x certified, Ricoh 74min 24x certified and Ricoh's 74min HS-RW.
The Mitsumi drive includes a build-in mechanism, which automatically reduces the writing speed during the burn process. The drive doesn't limit the recording speed in the beginning of writing (inside the CDR software) but the final recording time unveils it. For the 32x recording tests, we used media based upon Maxell chemicals provided by Mitsumi and of course our 24x certified media.
- 74min CD-R Tests
We created a "DataCD" job with data slightly more than 74mins (74:03:65). We burned the same job with all 4 CDR-W drives:
The Mitsumi CR-480ATE has the higher burning time at 16x (CLV) writing speed. It needs 314secs to end the task.
The Mitsumi CR-480ATE is not the faster 24x Z-CLV recorder, as the above graph shows. The drive needs 3:59mins to end the task, while both TEAC and PleXWriter drives are faster. The Yamaha CRW3200E is currently the faster 24x recorder.
- 80min CD-R Tests
In our normal burning tests the 80min CD contains slightly more than 80min data (80:01:47):
With 80min CDs, the Mitsumi CR-480ATE needs exactly the same time as the PleXWriter PX-W2410A. Both TEAC and Yamaha drives are faster.
The Mitsumi CR-480ATE drive needs 253secs to end the task, which is the higher recording time for a 24x Z-CLV writer. The Yamaha CRW3200E continues to lead the 24x-writing race.
- 32x writing speed
The above graph shows the main differences between 24x Z-CLV, 24x P-CAV and 32x Z-CLV recording speeds. The Mitsumi drive needs 218secs (3:39mins) to write a full 74min CD, which is:
- 18secs faster than TEAC CD-W524E
- 12secs faster than PleXWriter PX-W2410A
- 7 secs faster than Yamaha CRW3200E
Note that the simulation time for the same project is 3:26mins
With 80min CDs, the time differences with rest of the recorders are now higher:
- 20secs from PleXWriter PX-W2410A
- 18secs from TEAC CD-W524E
- 11secs from Yamaha CRW3200E
- Overburning Tests
Using Nero, we saw that the drive can overburn up to 99:00minutes!
- CD-Text Results
We created several AudioCDs with CD-Text enabled. The Mitsumi CR-480ATE cans read/write CD-Text AudioCDs without any problems.
- CloneCD Writing Tests
The CloneCD v188.8.131.52 reports that the drive supports the DAO-RAW feature. We performed our usual tests and we confirmed that the drive supports fully the DAO-RAW writing mode (Safedisc 1.0, LaserLock 1/2 and SecuROM 2).
- SD2 Support
For the SD2 test we used the "No One Lives For Ever", "Max Payne" and "Emperor Battle of Dune" game titles. We used the Mitsumi CR-480ATE both as reader/writer. The produced backup didn't work using the same or any drive we tested with. Therefore, the Mitsumi CR-480ATE cannot produce SD2 working backups.
- 8cm mini CDs
The Mitsumi CR-480ATE supports reading/writing of 8cm CDs.