4. DVD Reading Tests
Philips JackRabbit32 CD-RW/DVD drive - Page 4
DVD reading tests
- Single Layer DVD-ROM reading: (Click for CDSpeed results)
Philips JR32RWDV supports a maximum of 12x CAV reading speed for the DVD format. The drive reached the 12.14x reading speed by the end of the disc, and gave an average speed of 9.17x. The INcoder drive is slower since it supports only 8x CLV DVD-ROM reading.
The seek times of Philips JR32RWDV are higher than we expected. The random seek test gave an average of 123msec, and the Full seek around 213 msec. The INcoder drive seems to be faster in the same tests.
- Dual Layer DVD-ROM reading: (Click for CDSpeed results)
The drive supports 9x CAV reading speed for the dual layer DVD-ROM discs. The average reading speed for each layer is 7.01x, and is faster than the INcoder drive.
The seek times for the dual layer DVD-ROMs are increased for the Philips drive. The full stroke seek gave a 415msec result and also the rest seek results are higher than we could expect. Philips should had chosen a lighter pick-up mechanism in order to obtain a better performance.
- DVD Ripping Tests
We measured the DVD Ripping speed using the "Matrix" DVD Video title and the DVD Decrypter v3.0 software.
The ripping speed of Philips JR32RWDV is high and ripping to the hard disk was made at an average speed of 8828 kb/s. The INcoder drive is slower with just 7284 kb/s, again due to its 8x supported reading speed.
- DVD reading Tests
The chart below shows the Nero CDSpeed results with the following media.
The Philips JR32RWDV read all the inserted discs at an average of 3x. The behavior of the drive was the same with all the discs, starting reading at 1.6x approximately and ending the task on the outer part of the disc at 4x (CAV). The INcoder drive was faster in these tests with an average of 4.6x reading.
The seek times of the Philips drive were slightly worse when using DVD-ROM discs.