6. CD Reading Tests
2. Retail Package
3. First information
4. Testing Software
5. Error Rate Explanation
6. CD Reading Tests
7. CD Error Correction Tests
8. DVD Reading Tests
9. DVD Error Correction Discs
10. Blu-Ray Reading Tests
11. CD Writing Tests
12. DVD-R Format Writing Tests
13. DVD+R Format Writing Tests
14. Blu-Ray SL Format Writing Tests
15. Blu-Ray DL/TL/QL Format Writing Tests
16. PureRead 4+ Information
17. PureRead 4+ Tests with ABEX-726
18. PureRead 4+ Tests with ABEX-721R
According to the official specs, the Pioneer BDR-S13U-X can do maximum reading speed of CD-ROM at 48x, CD-R at 48x and CD-RW at 40x. Lets start with an 80min pressed Data CD.
80min Pressed Data CD
We have a perfect reading CAV curve with 17.36X average reading speed.
74min Pressed AudioCD
An almost perfect reading curve with 17.07X reading speed.
Very good reading speed also with CD-RW media, up to 45X at the end.
90min Data CD-R Test Disc
We used a burned 90mins CD-R media, which however wasn't able to be read perfectly from the drive, since it returned lot of errors and after 88-89 mark, it fails to complete the test.
99min Audio CD-R Test Disc
A rather rare test, since most audio discs are around 80mins. For this test we used a burned 99mins disc, the drive read the disc till the ~88mins mark and after that point will fail this test.
- AudioCD Reading
Using ExactAudioCopy (EAC) we can see that the drive does Caching Audio, can produce Accurate Stream and "doesn't" report back C2 errors for accurate AudioCD ripping, which isn't exactly correct, since the drive can report C2 errors, however EAC doesn't seem to support this.
We used ExactAudioCopy with a good shaped Audio disc and measured the "ripping" AudioCD performance under "Secure" and "Burst" Modes. The Pioneer BDR-S13U-X can rip AudioCDs up to 11.4X at Secure mode.
, while at Burst mode reached up to 46.8X with no reported issues
Enabling PureRead+ mode, we did got similar performance either "MASTER" or "PERFECT" mode (and BURST mode).
With the Nero CD-DVD Speed Advanced DAE Quality Test, we can create a test disc and make several other tests, in general we see a reading speed of 28.37X and information that the drive can read CD-TEXT and Subchannel Data, while it is not capable of reading Leadin and Leadout information. As for the on-the-fly copying, we are sure that the drive can copy on the fly AudioCDs up to 16X.
Passing to other pressed media, we used industry standard pressed Audio discs with defects/scratches to test if the drive would have problems reading them.