Red-Hot Stuff: 11 DVD Burners Reviewed

Test System, Configuration And Benchmarks

Test System


Intel Pentium 4, 2.2 GHz

512 kB L2-Cache (Northwood)



845PE chipset


512 MB DDR400 CL2.5, Buffalo

Display Adapter

MSI GeForce4 MX440

Network Card

3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit

Operating System

Windows XP Pro 5.10.2600

Service Pack 1

pre-SP2 til the date of the articleBenchmarks and Tests

DVD Ripping

DVDDecrypter 1.16

File Mode -> all files

Quellen :- 5th Element (DVD-5 verkratzt)- Pink Panther (DVD-5)- Cast Away (DVD-9)

DVD Writing

DVDDecrypter 1.16

Schreiben auf alle unterstützten Medientypen :

DVD+R (4x Memorex)

DVD+RW (2,4x Verbatim)

DVD-R (4x Verbatim)

DVD-RW (2x Verbatim)

Image : Star Wars Episode VI ISO,

selbst erstellt (4.29 GB)

DVD Read Benchmarks

Nero DVDSpeed 0.53

Test-DVD : Der Eisbär

Siehe Kapitel Benchmarks

SVCD Ripping

Nero Burning Rom

Erstellen eines Image

Quell : Coyote Ugly SVCD

CD Mode 2

Audio Grabbing

CDEX 1.5.1

Quellen :- Star Trek Insurrection OST- Pirates Of The Caribbean OST

Kopie auf Sony CD-R 700

CD Writing

Nero Burning Rom

Image : Linux Debian 3.0 CD1 ISO, erhältlich bei

(646 MB)

CD Read Benchmarks

Nero CDSpeed 2.02

Test-CDs :- heise Software CD 02/2003- Kopie heise CD auf Sony CD-R

CD Mode 1

DVD Playback Test

Praxistest auf 9 DVD-Playern :- Aiwa XD-DV370- Cyberhome 402- Cyberhome 405- Denon DVD-1000- Kiss DP-500- NorthQ NQ5000- Redstar 231G- Toshiba SD-210E- Yamakawa AVPhile 715Drivers and Settings

Graphics Driver

NVIDIA reference driver 45.23

Chipset Drivers

Intel-based :

Intel INF-Update 5.00.1009

DirectX Version



1024x768, 32 bit, 85 Hz refresh

  • Very informative review. Tedious reading and loading it though...It would have been nice to see a chart or graph at the end of the article with all the drives together. This loading page after page after page sucks big time. too much other crap. Otherwise, I did find what I was looking for. Thanks Tom's Hardware!