Page 1:Fast, Mobile Burning - The FrisbyII From Waitec
Page 2:Features And Write Modes
Page 3:Test Setup And Benchmarks
Page 4:Read Performance Part I: Data
Page 5:CD-RW Read Speeds
Page 6:DAE With EAC
Page 7:DAE With Nero CD Speed
Page 8:Read Performance Part III: Scratched CDs
Page 9:Data, Audio And Error Read Performance - Summary Of Results
Page 11:Writing Performance, Part II - Packet Writing To CD-RW
Page 12:Writing Quality And Media Compatibility, Continued
Page 13:Summary: Writing Quality With CD-R And CD-RW Media
Page 14:Backup Copies Of Protected Audio CDs, Continued
Data, Audio And Error Read Performance - Summary Of Results
Waitec's FrisbyII returns very good figures in every area - fast data transfer rates (even faster than the actual 40x spec) and low seek times. Unusually, the FrisbyII turns in a very good performance with rewriteable media. Even seriously scratched CDs do not slow down the reading performance of this unit. It will be difficult to improve on these results.
Writing Performance Part I: Data CD And CD-DA
The FrisbyII writes CD-Rs at up to 40x speed. The data transfer rate increases smoothly as the writer moves closer to the outside of the disk, reaching a plateau at 70 minutes. This writing strategy is known as partial CAV (constant angular velocity). Disc rotation speed is held steady up to the 70th minute, and then reduced slightly.
Link between rotation speed (yellow line) and writing speed (green line).
The average transfer rate is 31.41x. By way of comparison, the Yamaha's CRW-F1XU 44x writer at 32.87x is only marginally faster.
Data CD, Audio CD And Data RW
For our data CD test, we created a 702 MB (718384 KiloByte) image. We burned it onto a 700 MB blank disc at maximum speed in DAO mode.
As the screenshot shows, burning took 3:10 from start to finish. That makes this writer faster than the Yamaha. Waitec's Smartburn Technology' is clearly slightly more compatible with this particular media (ATIP: 97m 32s 19f, disc manufacturer: Prodisc Technology Inc.) .
Waitec Frisby II
- Fast, Mobile Burning - The FrisbyII From Waitec
- Features And Write Modes
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Read Performance Part I: Data
- CD-RW Read Speeds
- DAE With EAC
- DAE With Nero CD Speed
- Read Performance Part III: Scratched CDs
- Data, Audio And Error Read Performance - Summary Of Results
- Writing Performance, Part II - Packet Writing To CD-RW
- Writing Quality And Media Compatibility, Continued
- Summary: Writing Quality With CD-R And CD-RW Media
- Backup Copies Of Protected Audio CDs, Continued