Optiarc’s new “Super-Multi” drive performed as expected throughout most of our tests. While its seek times were a little higher than I would have liked, the drive was able to read pressed and CD-R media at speeds as high as 48x. A patched RPC-1 firmware can be downloaded here. CD error correction tests 4. According to Nero, the drive can also write CD-Text and overburn. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, The manual also has a brief section on how to use the ADS.

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Optiarc ADS |

While the drive is rated at 48x, Optiarc’s new drive came up a little short of this number in our tests. While the drive wrote tomost of our test media at its rated speed or better, only two types worked at 20x.

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From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated. Looking at the other scores, its seek times were also a little higher than 77200s like to see. The same files are copied and pasted in Windows Explorer and timed. CD burning tests – Ritek 48x 7.


Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200S – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – Serial ATA Series

All of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too. Sony Optiarc 7200e Its Business. When it reaches this point, 7200d writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the end of the session. Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader has never been cheaper. The diagrams Optiarc has provided are clearly labeled and easy to understand.

For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: These are the ones you should grab.

Optiarc AD-7200S

With no jumpers to configure, this section is relatively brief. When scanned with the BenQ DW, the error and jitter rates were very high at the layer change. More information about text formats.

Using a disc with about 90 minutes worth of data, I was able to reach a maximum read speed of about Unfortunately, its seek times were not as low as some of the other drives. DVD error correction tests 5.


The Phantom Menace using Nero Showtime.

All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep. We do this so all tests can be compared reliably.

Storage by Rick Broida Oct 24, The ADS performed pretty well in our packet writing tests.

Sony NEC Optiarc ADS – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – Serial ATA – internal Overview – CNET

Optiarc’s new drive was also fairly quick when reading dual layer discs. By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 12x. Or choose door No. Nero shows that the ADS has a maximum CD writing speed of 48x and a KB buffer, which is backed up by some form of buffer underrun protection. Established as a joint venture between Sony and NEC, Optiarc combines the technologies and expertise of its parent companies with the goal to provide the best optical drives in the world.


By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all.

The drive Optiarc sent us for xd review was manufactured in November of and came preloaded with firmware 1. As I mentioned earlier, the drive we received from Optiarc did not come with any software or documentation. Large drive for a low price Large drive for a low price by A Ngo.

While this wasn’t enough to top the drive from Lite-On, it had no problems reaching a maximum transfer speed of 48x in our tests.