The ADS’s writing quality was very good. He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology. The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4. This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD. The results are below.

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Three Generations Compared: Is Your DVD Burner Outdated?

Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities. For this test I used Pure Funk.

Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. A-d7240s of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too. To prevent buffer underruns, it has a KB buffer that is backed up by some sort of buffer underrun technology. Opiarc are some registry entries that the troubleshooter does not fix and those “might” be the cause. DevManView – Free – an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer http: All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep.

Recently, the drive stopped reading media, but is still recognized by the machine. In our tests, it trailed behind the drives from Samsung and Optisrc, taking 2: More importantly, none of the sectors on the disc were unreadable.


While Blu-ray is slowly gaining momentum, the DVD as-7240s has a lot of life left in it. Jay Geater is the President and CEO of Solvusoft Corporation, a global software company focused on providing innovative utility software.

Sony Optiarc ADS (, 24x) – Three Generations Compared: Is Your DVD Burner Outdated?

With all things considered, the Sony Optiarc ADS gets a solid 8 out of 10 for the performance section of this review. Lastly, here are some results from our DVD-R test media.

This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. Subscription ad-720s at the end of the term Learn more.

Optiac specs below have been taken from Sony Optiarc America’s website and by running a few simple tests. As a result, the recording time is similar to the older drives.

Unfortunately, its seek times were again a little high. For this test I used a pressed CD containing one Mode 1 data track. By looking at the screenshot you can see that it starts reading at 5.

The CD Winbench test is as close as we can get to testing every day usage.

The drive took longer than some of the others when writing to CD-R media and its Z-CLV writing method put it at a slight disadvantage in our rewriting tests. Sorry this as-7240s help. This means that Optiarc’s new drive is capable of backing up titles protected by SafeDisc 2, including version 2.


By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as explained in ad-7420s Privacy Policy. Revenge of the Sith using Nero Showtime.

The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4. Nevertheless, the ADS’s writing quality was quite good. From the front, it’s almost identical to Optiarc’s previous DVD writers, sharing not only the bezel design, but many of the same logos. To get the writing times, a 4. If you are inexperienced with updating Optiarc device drivers manually, we highly recommend downloading the Optiarc ADS Driver Utility.

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How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? By looking at the screenshots above, ad-720s can see that Optiarc’s new drive starts writing at about 10x and accelerates, reaching its maximum speed at the end of the disc. Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all. However, it still ripped audio CD’s at a respectable 40x.