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Speedomania: 48x/16x/48x-Burner from LG

CD-R Read Speeds

For this test we use a 1:1 copy of the original CD mentioned earlier. The TDK CD-R80 Metallic media provides us with the following ATIP information:

ATIP: 97m 15s 17f

Disk Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
Reflective layer: Dye (short strategy; e.g. Phthalocyanine)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
Nominal capacity: 702.83 MB (79m 59s 73f / LBA: 359848)

CDRAverage Reading SpeedStart Reading SpeedEnd Reading SpeedAccess Times RandomAccess Times 1/3Access Times Full
Liteon LXR24101A30,18X20,05X39,69X102 ms111 ms173 ms
Waitec Frisby II30,97X20,40X40,72X93 ms99 ms183 ms
Yamaha CRW-F1UX32,00X18,89X42,12X123 ms145 ms265 ms
LG GCE-8480B30,91X18,26X40,68X97 ms103 ms168 ms
LG GCE-8400B30,86X17,69X40,63X96 ms102 ms187 ms

In this test the nominally faster GCE-8480B cannot improve upon the performance of the 40x drive. Other drives like the Yamaha CRW-F1UX, for example, do a little better here. However, the LG Electronics drive has the advantage of a fast access time.