Author: Greg Baden
To test the drive we used the program Opti Drive Control, which basically is HD Tune, except for optical drives.
Our test system includes:
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000
Motherboard: ASRock 890FX Deluxe5
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz
Memory: 2x2GB Patriot Gseries DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Video Card: Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB
Our first test was conducted using the recently released Lion King Blu-ray disc. It is a dual layer disc with a size of 41.49GB.
The average result of the test included an average read speed of 5.65X, random access time of 272ms, 1/3 stroke at 206ms and full stroke at 380ms. It also produced a burst rate of 42.5MB/s.
Our second test was with the Lion King DVD. It includes 7.81GB of data.
The average result of the test included an average read speed of 4.43X, nearly 1X slower than the Blu-ray disc. It also had a random access time of 123ms, 1/3 stroke at 142ms and full stroke at 213ms, all much quicker than the Blu-ray. It also produced a burst rate of 29.4MB/s.
Our final test was the Create disc test, which was used on a NexxTech 16x 4.7GB DVD+R disc.
It took 5 minutes and 10 seconds to burn the 4.7GB of data and had an average write speed of 11.40X, which is typical for discs of this size/rated speed.