Yamaha CD-RW - Part 7

The below results were tested using WinBench 98. The score was obtained from the average of three tests.

Test Bed - Hardware
Motherboard ASUS 440BX P2B, Bios 1005.16 (beta)
Processor Pentium II 333 MHz at 412 MHz
Memory 128MB PC100 SDRAM DIMM
Boot Drive IBM Deskstar 8 8.4 Gb (DHEA 38451)
Video Card Diamond Viper V330 PCI 4MB, SGRAM, Bios 4.03.162
Test Bed - Operating System Configuration
Operating System Windows 98, 4.10.1998
File System FAT 32
Patches Applied Nil
Display Driver (Spectra) Viper 330, v4.10.01.0127
1024x768, 16-bit color, 85 Hz, Small Fonts
System Properities
CD-ROM Settings
Supplement Cache Size: 1238KB
Optimized Access Pattern: Quad Speed or Higher
Ziff Davis WinBench 98 - Yamaha 4260t (SCSI) CD-RW
CD-ROM WinMark 98 546
CD-ROM Transfer Rate  
Inside 925 KB/sec
Outside 947 KB/sec
CD-ROM/Access Time 228.0 ms
CD-ROM/CPU Utilization 1.46%
Transfer Rate 925 KB/sec
Ziff Davis WinBench 98 - Yamaha 4261t (EIDE) CD-RW
CD-ROM WinMark 98 535
CD-ROM Transfer Rate  
Inside 896 KB/sec
Outside 902 KB/sec
CD-ROM/Access Time 222 ms
CD-ROM/CPU Utilization 1.71%
Transfer Rate 898 KB/sec

The two drives specifications are 6 Read/4 Write/2 Rewrite with an average access time of 250 ms. Loooking at the benchmarks, the Yamaha met and exceeded the specifications.

I was surprised that the 4261t CPU utilization was a mere 1.71%. For those without a SCSI adapter, getting the EIDE version is just as good.

Writing Speed

The two drives are almost identical in writing at 4X with the SCSI version slightly faster.


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Special Thanks to Mr Michael Tan of Convergent Systems
for the provision of the Yamaha CD-RW