7. RW Writing Tests
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RW Writing Tests
We used Nero 220.127.116.11 for writing CDs in maximum RW writing speed (8X) with both drives in 10x HS-RW media. The TEAC leads the re-writing race:
The TEAC drive needs 598 secs to finish the task, and the PleXWriter 11more seconds. The average CPU Usage is a bit higher for the TEAC (7%). The erase time seems low for both drives.
We used Ahead InCD v2.26 for all Packet Writing tests. We used TDK HS-RW media and we formatted it. The formatted disc revealed 530mbs of free space. We copied a 403 MB file (403.147 kbs) from a Hard Disk (on the same PC as the writers) to the formatted RW media-using explorer (we dragged and dropped) and we completed the test twice to eliminate possible time measurement faults and user errors:
Both TEAC and Plextor drives have the same exact writing performance at packet writing mode. The TEAC has 5.7X and the Plextor 5.71X. The TEAC drive seems to perform slightly better in the reading part with 5.59X, while PleXWriter has 5.19X.