High-Speed DVD Burner Roundup - Page 3

We used our standard storage testbed, which consists of a 3GHz Pentium 4 (Northwood) running on an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard (875P chipset). Heres the complete configuration:

Component

Asus P4C800-E System (DDR400)

CPU

3.0GHz Pentium 4 (800MHz FSB), Hyper-Threading Enabled

Motherboard and Chipset

Asus P4C800E, Intel 875P chipset

Memory

2 x 256MB Kingmax DDR400 memory, running in dual-channel DDR400 mode, CAS2.5-3-3 timings

Graphics

ATI Radeon 9800 (non-Pro), Catalyst 4.4 drivers

Hard Drive

Western Digital WD-1200JB 120GB Ultra ATA 100

Audio

Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer

Ethernet

Intel Integrated (CSA)

Operating System

Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1 installed

We ran Neros CD/DVD-Speed utility (2.21 version) to test write performance on a variety of different media types. We also tested DVD-ROM performance and digital audio extraction. We tested write performance by actually burning a data disc using DVD-Speeds create data disc capability. (Note: These are not simulated tests. The generated disc is a mix of file sizes.)

DVD-ROM performance was tested using the Microsoft DVD Test Annex disc, which is a 6.44GB, dual layer DVD. Digital audio extraction was tested using a synthetic audio CD generated by Neros DVD/CD-Speed tool.