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Comparison Table And Test Setup

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Comparison Table

Manufacturer
NEC
Sony NEC Optiarc
Sony Optiarc
Model
ND-4570AAD-7173AAD-7240S
Form Factor
5.25"5.25"5.25"
Other Models

AD-7170A PATA
AD-7170S SATA
AD-7173S Labelflash
AD-7241S LightScribe
AD-7243S Labelflash
Cache
2MB2MB2MB
Interface
PATA/33PATA/66SATA/150
Manufacturing Date
Dec 05Aug 06Feb 09
Label Technology
-
Labelflash-
Read Specs
DVD-ROM
16x
16x
16x
CD-ROM
48x
48x
48x
Write Specifications
DVD-R
16x
18x
24x
DVD-R DL
8x
8x
12x
DVD+R
16x
18x
24x
DVD+R DL
8x
8x
12x
DVD-RW
6x
6x
6x
DVD+RW
8x
8x
8x
DVD-RAM
5x
12x
12x
CD-R
48x
48x
48x
CD-RW
32x
32x
32x
Web Site
NEC
Sony NEC Optiarc
Sony Optiarc


Test Setup

Platform
Asus P5E3 Deluxe, Rev.1.03G
Intel X38, BIOS: 0810 (02/11/2007)
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (65nm Conroe core) @ 2.26 GHz
RAM
2 x 1024MB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600
System Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9, 160GB
7,200 RPM, SATA/300, 8MB Cache
Graphics Card
Gigabyte Radeon HD 3850 GV-RX385512H
GPU: 670 MHz
Memory: 512MB DDR3 (830 MHz, 256-bit)
Blank DVD-R
Tayo Yuden Verbatim 24x
Blank DVD+R DL
Verbatim 8x
Audio Test Media
Fetenhits ”Real Classics“ 70 min.
Network Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Audio
Integrated
Power Supply
Cooler Master RS-850-EMBA, ATX 12V V2.2, 850W  
Benchmarks
iTunes
Version: 9.00.7.0
Opti Drive Control
Version: 1.40   
Operating System and Drivers
Operating System
Windows Vista Enterprise SP1
DirectX 10
DirectX 10 (Vista default)
DirectX 9
April 2007
Graphics Drivers
ATI Radeon Version 7.12
Network Drivers
9.0.32.3 (Vista-Standard)
Intel Chipset Drivers
Version 6.9.1.1001 (20/02/2008)
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