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

DAE With Nero CD Speed

Nero CD Speed confirms the results of the previous test. The GCE-8480B and GCE-8400B are virtually neck-and-neck.

There is nothing to complain about with either of the drives as far as DAE quality is concerned.

Original Audio-CDAverage Reading SpeedStart Reading SpeedEnd Reading SpeedSeek Times RandomSeek Times 1/3Seek Times FullDAE QualityAccurate Stream
Liteon LXR24101A30,83X20,06X40,81X90 ms109 ms173 ms10YEs
Waitec Frisby II31,75X20,27X42,04X82 ms94 ms167 ms10Yes
Yamaha CRW-F1UX32,20X19,31X42,19X119 ms141 ms266 ms10Yes
LG GCE-8480B31,62X18,17X41,90X97 ms109 ms173 ms10Yes
LG GCE-8400B31,58X17,63X41,84X100 ms111 ms175 ms10Yes

The "Advanced DAE Quality-Test" with Nero CD Speed shows that both models can read CD text, subchannel data and the lead-in.

In comparison with the competition, the following picture emerges :

Enhanced DAE Quality-TestRead Lead-InRead Lead -OutRead CD-TextRead Subchannel DataAverage Speed
Liteon LXR24101Anonoyesyes28,63X
Waitec Frisby IIyesyesyesyes28,91X
Yamaha CRW-F1UXyesnoyesyes30,55X
LG GCE-8480Byesnoyesyes29,65X
LG GCE-8400Byesnoyesyes29,68X