Compro 7503 8W/20R CD-R - Page 5

How Fast Is 8X?
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.


Testing Phase


Recording Phase



Done!

Well, a picture is worth a thousand words. This drive definitely did not disappoint, finishing the test in 8:39 mins.

Conclusion!

 

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