7503 8W/20R CD-R - Page 6
The below results were tested using WinBench
99. The score was
obtained from the average of three tests. Check the figures:
Bed - Hardware
300A @ 450 Mhz
Deskstar 5 DHEA 36480
|Test Bed - Operating System Configuration
CD WinBench 99 - Compro 7503
|CD-ROM Transfer Rate
How can we make full
use of this drive if your CD-R media does not support the
high write speed? I've gathered a few brands of CD-R and
ran them at 8X to test for compatibility.
|Kodak CD-R Gold Ultima
As you can see,
there are a few brands of CD-R that support 8X writes so
if you intend to buy CD-Rs in bulk, you might want to protect
your investments by using the above brands.
Full monty of the drive
Reliability and Conclusion
After extensive testing
of this drive, I must say that it is a worthy successor
to the 7502. Taking less than 10 minutes to finish
a 650 MB disc, this drive is definitely a screamer.
I guess we should see a new speed race with various manufacturers
competing to bring out the fastest CD-R drives to the market.
drive does not support CD-ReWriteable, a feature that is
becoming more and more popular.
Currently, this drive retails for about S$479 (in Singapore
of course!), a very competitive price. The inclusion
of the Adaptec 2906 PCI SCSI card is an additional sweet
spot for people who do not have a SCSI card in their system.
I certainly would recommend this drive if you are shopping
around for one.