2. CD reading tests
2. CD reading tests
3. Reading defected CDs
4. DVD reading tests
5. Reading defected DVDs
6. Reading Blu-ray discs - page 1
7. Reading Blu-ray discs - page 2
8. CD/DVD testing platform - The IQB Omni CD DVD Analyser by Quantized
9. CD-R writing - Memorex 48x CD-R
10. CD-R writing - Taiyo Yuden 48x CD-R
11. CD-R writing - CMC Magnetics 48X CD-R
12. CD-RW writing - Verbatim CD-RW 24x and 32x
13. DVD-R writing - CMC MAG AM3 16x DVD-R
14. DVD-R writing - MCC 03RG20 16x DVD-R
15. DVD-R writing - RITEK F1 16x DVD-R
16. DVD-R writing - TTH02 16x DVD-R
17. DVD-R writing - TYG03 16x DVD-R
18. DVD-R DL writing - MKM03RD30 8x DVD-R
19. DVD-RW writing - MKM RW6X01 6x DVD-RW
20. DVD+R writing - DAXON AZ3 16x DVD+R
21. DVD+R writing - INFOME R30 16x DVD+R
22. DVD+R writing - MBIPG101R05 16x DVD+R
23. DVD+R writing - OPTODISC R16 16x DVD+R
24. DVD+R writing - YUDEN T03 16x DVD+R
25. DVD+RW writing - MKM A03 8x DVD+RW
26. DVD+R DL writing - MKM 003 8x DVD+R DL
27. DVD-RAM writing - Maxell MXL16 and MXL22 DVD-RAM
28. Summary of CD/ DVD burning tests, Overburning, Book Type
29. Samsung MagicSpeed, Live Update, LightScribe
30. Final words
For our CD transfer rate tests we used the Nero Disc Speed utility and a set of data and audio CD-R/RW/ROM media. Here we test the maximum reading speed of the Samsung drive (40x/48x) for each type of disc.
- US RW
The following CD Speed graph shows the reading performance with US-RW media.
In the CD Speed Advanced DAE quality test, the drive's average speed was 28.05x with a quality score of 100.
- CD DAE
Digital Audio Extraction or DAE is important when we try to read the files stored on an audio CD and store them in our hard disk drive. The procedure is not always that simple and the fidelity of the extracted data depend on the way each drive handles these data.
The majority of the software that support this procedure, commonly known as "ripping", will just read the audio files and store them on your hard disk. However, this approach is not recommended for all drives, since it may result to read or sync errors if your drive does not support report of C2 error pointer information and also what the author of the EAC (Exact Audio Copy) software describes as "accurate stream" and " non-caching."
According to EAC, the Samsung SH-B083L drive supports "caching, " "Accurate stream" and returns "C2 error" pointer information.
Accurate stream and C2 error reporting is always welcome and contribute to reliable and fast audio extraction. Generally, if you select a drive for extraction better have a look that the drive does not cache audio data.
If you are sure about the physical condition of your audio CD and you need faster extractions, you may chose other utilities such as the CD DAE software. A typical ripping task finished at an average reading speed of 16.7X, using CD DAE:
- 90 mins Audio disc
The reading process of all CD media was completed without read errors and at speeds that match the drive's specifications.