Setup & Testing
Since this is a slim drive and you will most likely be using it with your laptop so I decided to hook it up to my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-inch. All you have to do is connect the USB cable to your computer and Windows will automatically recognize the drive and install the necessary drivers. Lite-On does include the Nero Essentials with the drive so you have everything you need.
For testing we will be using Opti Drive Control, it is pretty much the standard when testing optical drives. Our first test is a DVD-ROM game disc Crysis Warhead. It is a 7.16 commercially pressed disc.
As you can see the eNAU608 almost got up to the advertised 8x speed during this test. It had an average read time of 5.49x and started and ended right around 3x. The CPU usage was 4% which is very important when playing PC games.
Our next test is a Windows 7 Ultimate DVD, which is a 2.33GB commercially pressed disc.
Once again you see very good results here.
I wanted to test a DVD movie disc, but every time I tried to run the test in Opti Drive Control it failed. I’m not sure what the reason, but DVD movies played perfectly fine in the drive. I actually watched the entire Matrix trilogy!