7503 8W/20R CD-R - Page 5
How Fast Is
So how fast is
this drive exactly? Does it live up to its claim of a
8X write? According to the speed chart on the previous
page, a 650MB disc should take only 9.25min. To
test this, I used an ISO image of the latest Caldera
OpenLinux 2.3 full install. This file is 606.8MB
big and is available from most ftp sites. In theory,
it should take 8.63mins to burn at 8X. I happily
loaded the image into EasyCD and with just a few clicks
I was off burning the CD.
Well, a picture
is worth a thousand words. This drive definitely did not
disappoint, finishing the test in 8:39 mins.