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Samsung SW252B 52x24x52 CD-RW Review

Samsung SW252B 52x24x52 CD-RW Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The SW-252 also supports all the usual writing methods, DAO (Disc At Once), TAO (Track At Once), SAO (Session At Once) and Multi session Packet Writing (both variable and fixed).
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Samsung Mar 04 2003   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Optical Drives > Samsung SW252B

Benchmarks: CDspeed data/Audio Tests

Nero CD Speed - Data - Benchmarks Source: Ahead Software

CD Speed is a CD-ROM benchmark which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM drive. In this particular test we use a pressed CD-ROM with about 640MB of data as the test disk. Using a CDR or CDRW as the test disk may (or may not) impact the results slightly, so the pressed disk is the de facto standard.

Samsung 52x24x52 - CDSpeed Data Tests

Optical Drive Samsung SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor PXW4012TA

LG 32/10/40

MSI 8340

SW-240

SW-232 SW-224 SC-152 DVD-500M SW-216
Disk Type Data Data Data Data Data Data Data Data Data Data Data
Avg Speed 35.08x 35.38x 29.05x 30.46x 30.69x 31.06x 31.65x 30.82x 38.90x 32.30x 24.94x
Random Seek Time 99ms 91ms 121ms 101ms 94ms 93ms 90ms 87ms 86ms 86ms 94ms
1/3 Seek Time 108ms 95ms 140ms 112ms 98ms 100ms 101ms 91ms 105ms 100ms 112ms
Full Seek Time 170ms 153ms 212ms 184ms 165ms 160ms 169ms 137ms 181ms 164ms 192ms
CPU use: 1X 3% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
CPU use: 2X 4% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2%

2%

3% 2% 1% 2%
CPU use: 4X 5% 2% 2% 20% 5% 5% 4% 7% 4% 2% 5%
CPU use: 8X 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 10% 9% 11% 8% 3% 9%
Disk Recognition Time: 4.77s 0.73s 9.37s 7.08s 0.01s 4.63s 5.2s 9.15s 6.30s 0.01s -
Disk Eject Time 1.42s 2.74s 1.64s 1.55s 1.32s 1.33s 1.39s 1.12s 1.05s 1.19s 1.19s
Disk Load Time: 1.11s 7.9s 0.08s 1.27s 7.60s 0.98s 1.080s 1.10s 1.14s 7.26s 1.14s

The SW-252B's average speed is very high but the seek times are pretty decent too. CPU utilization is slightly elevated for the 1X and 2X tests compared to the other drives.

Nero CD Speed 99 - Audio - Benchmarks Source: Ahead Software

CD Speed is a CD-ROM benchmark which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM drive. In this particular test we use a pressed Audio CD with about 65 minutes of audio on it as the test disk. CDROM's in general have a harder time processing audio data, and hence the results can be drastically slower than that of data tests alone.

Samsung 52x24x52 - CDSpeed Audio Tests

Optical Drive SW-252B MSI CR52A-A2 Plextor W4012TA

LG 32/10/40

MSI 8340

SW-240

SW-232 SW-224 SC152 DVD-500M SW-216
Disk Type Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio Audio
Avg Speed 28.29x 31.09x 8.03x 27.51x 29.58x 27.44x 24.89x 22.98x 18.97x 29.96x 22.32x
Random Seek Time 104ms 89ms 162ms 105ms 134ms 92ms 93ms 86ms 88ms 88ms 97ms
1/3 Seek Time 111ms 90ms 185ms 119ms 109ms 106ms 107ms 102ms 98ms 95ms 98ms
Full Seek Time 177ms 309ms 254ms 172ms 520ms 161ms 170ms 157ms 167ms 161ms 163ms
DAE Quality 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
CPU use: 1X 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 0% 2%
CPU use:2X 2% 1% 1% 3% 1%

3%

3% 6% 3% 1% 4%
CPU use: 4X 4% 3% 3% 5% 3% 7% 7% 14% 5% 2% 7%
CPU use: 8X 9% 5% 69% 10% 6% 14% 14% 23% 11% 4% 13%
Disk Recog. Time: 4s 0.48s 0.08s 6.99s 0.02s 3.99s 9.16s 8.38s 4.35s 0.01s -
Disk Eject Time: 1.44s 2.69s 1.66s 1.55s 1.31s 1.33s 1.37s 1.10s 1.06s 1.19s 1.18s
Disk Load Time: 1.13s 10.12 19.25s 1.28s 7.60s 0.98s 1.08s 1.10s 1.14s 7.33s 1.14s

Samsung's SW-252B does much better with an audio CD, the access times and disc speeds are very good. CPU utilization is about what the same as the other drives as well.

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Contents of Article: Samsung SW252B
 Pg 1.  Samsung SW252B 52x24x52 CD-RW Review
 Pg 2.  — Benchmarks: CDspeed data/Audio Tests
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: Sandra 2002 and Burn Tests

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