The Taiwan Connection: 4 DVD Burners From Asus, Gigabyte and MSI

Test Setup

Test System
Processor Intel Pentium 4, 2.2 GHz,
512 kB L2-Cache (Northwood)
Motherboard AOpen AX4PE MAX
Intel 845PE Chipset
BIOS V. 1.10 (May 29, 2003)
RAM Buffalo Tech
512 MB DDR400 CL2.5
Display Adapter MSI GeForce4 MX440
Network Card 3COM 3C905TX,
PCI, 100 MBit/s
OS Windows XP Professional
Build 5.10.2600
Service Pack 1
Benchmarks and Tests
DVD Ripping DVDDecrypter 1.16
File Mode -> all files
Rip Source : non-copy protected video DVD "Der Eisbär"
DVD Writing DVDDecrypter 1.16
Burning to all media types :
DVD+R (4x Memorex)
DVD+RW (2,4x Verbatim)
DVD-R (4x Verbatim)
DVD-RW (2x Verbatim)
Image : Star Wars Episode VI ISO,
self-made TV rip DVD (4.29 GB)
DVD Read Benchmarks Nero DVDSpeed 0.53
Test-DVD : DVD "Der Eisbär"
SVCD Ripping Nero Burning Rom
Image Creation
Source : Self-made SVCD
CD Mode 2
Audio Grabbing CDEX 1.5.1
Source : Self-made audio CD
CD Speed DAE-Test
CD Writing Nero Burning Rom
Image : Linux Debian 3.0 CD1 ISO,
available at
(646 MB)
CD Read Benchmarks Nero CDSpeed 2.02
Test-CDs :

- heise software CD 02/2003

- heise CD copied to Sony CD-R
CD Mode 1
Drivers and Settings
Graphics Driver NVIDIA Detonator Driver 53.03
Chipset Drivers Intel INF-Update 5.00.1009
DirectX 9.0b
Resolution 1024x768, 32 bit, 85 Hz refresh
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