Aopen vs Toshiba -
Aopen DVD1648/AAP PRO
Taiwanese manufacturer, AOpen, has expanded its product line to include motherboards, graphics cards, sound cards and other PC peripherals.
Recently, we receive the latest DVD-ROM from AOpen, the DVD1648/AAP PRO.
- Aopen Advanced Technology
Support Double Layer DVD format
The double layer DVD uses two layers for data storage, which are separately by a spacer.Each layer has a metal reflector on top of it to reflect the laser's light. The advent of this technology nearly doubles a DVD's capacity from 4.7GB to 8,5GB
Black Disc Tray Design
Aopen black disc tray design supports both horizontal/vertical mounting. Black disc tray absorbs the unnecessary signals and get more accurate signal. Achieve a significantly better reading quality
The owner can choose between three different colored bezels which are all included in the retail package
To ensure users get the most relaxed and quiet working environment, AOpen designs mechanical structures made especially for controlling noise and vibration
ABS ( Auto Balance System)
ABS can effectively decrease the vibration under the high-speed rotation and improve the quality of information reading and writing sharply
Noise- control System ( NCS)
is implemented by improving bearing, disc tray and foam damping washers design so as to reduce wind noise.
- 16X DVD-ROM Transfer Rate Up To 22160 KB/sec
- 48X CD-ROM Transfer Rate Up To 7200 KB/sec
- 512KB buffer memory inside Firmware version upgradeable
- High Data Transfer Rate and Quick Seek Time
- Supported DVD and CD Formats Including CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW
- Supported IDE / ATA-33
- Supported IDE / MW-DMA Mode 2
- Supported IDE / Ultra-DMA 33 Mbytes/sec
- Supports audio digital output (S/PDIF)
- Vertically and Horizontally Use
ATA-33 (33.3 MB/sec)
ATAPI / E-IDE
PIO Mode-4 (16.6MB/sec)
CD-ROM : 48X
DVD-ROM : 16X
CD-ROM : 100 ms
DVD-ROM : 110 ms
|Sustained Data Transfer Rate
CD-ROM : 48X MTRP 7200 KBytes/sec
DVD-ROM : 16X MTRP 21632 KBytes/sec
|Disc Storage Capacity
CD-ROM(Mode 1) : 650 MB
CD-ROM(Mode 2) : 748 MB
DVD-ROM(Dual Layer) : 8.5 GB
DVD-ROM(Single Layer) : 4.7 GB
|Data Buffer Size
100,000POH (25% duty)
Line Output: : 0.5 Vrms Typ. (RL = 47KOhm)
Headphones: : 0.5 Vrms Typ. (RL = 32 Ohm)
5V+ - 5%, 12V + - 10%
-35°C ~ +70°C
0°C ~ +45C (operating
10% ~ 98% R.H.
20 ~ 80 % RH (operating)
with : 149 mm
Height : 42 mm
Deep : 188.4 mm
Less than : 1kg
Horizontal / Vertical
EMI Requirement (FCC-B, CE, C-tick, BSMI)
Safety Requirement (UL, CUL, DHHS, TUV, NEMKO)
The drive also uses the RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive's region at most 5 times.
- The package
retail box includes the drive, one audio cable for internal connection
with the motherboard, mounting screws, quick installation guide and a CD-ROM
with PowerDVD 5 software and drivers. There are also two extra front bezels included, one black and one silver. Hence the name "Chameleon". No IDE cable present.
On the front, there is only the DVD-ROM
logo located on the right and the the brand name on the left. The activity indicator led is located in the middle while the emergency eject hole is on the right. On the right there
On the rear panel you can see the analogue and digital outputs (SPDIF), the
and the power input.
Removing the screws and opening the drive's cover voids the drive's warranty.
For reference reasons, we post the following pictures. You can click on the mainboard
picture for a higher resolution image:
The drive was installed as secondary master and WindowsXP recognized
it as "AOPEN DVD1648/AAP PRO".
The drive arrived with firmware v1.01.
- Testing software
In order to perform our tests we used:
- Nero CD-DVD Speed v3.61
- CDVD Benchmark v1.21
- ExactAudioCopy v0.9 beta5
- Nero Info Tool v2.27
- DVD Decrypter 188.8.131.52
- DVDInfoPro v3.47