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Thursday, February 28, 2008
Pioneer DVR-215 BK

2. CD/DVD reading tests

CD/DVD Readings

For our CD transfer rate tests, we used the Nero CD-Speed utility and a set of data and audio CD-R/RW/ROM. The drive can read CD media at a maximum speed of 40X (32x CD-RW).

For each CDSpeed graph, you can click on the image to see the complete screenshot of the software, including the measuring results.



The following CD Speed graph shows the reading performance with US-RW media.Read it at 32x.


- AudioCD

In the CD Speed Advanced DAE quality test, the drive's average speed was 27,65X with a quality score of 100.

- 90/99 mins Audio disc

90min Audio

99min Audio

The drive was able to read none of the 90/99 min audio discs.

- DVD Format

Now let's take a look at how the drive performs with DVD media. This time, a set of SL and DL DVD media was used. The drive is capable of reading at 16X maximum speed for single layer DVD ROM and at 12X for dual layer DVD ROM media.

DVD-ROM SL media -


The two layers of a PTP DVD-ROM disc are read sequentially with the drive starting reading from the inner part of the disc, which is the beginning of each layer, progressing towards its outer range.


The first layer of an OTP dual layer DVD-ROM is read exactly the same way as the first layer of the PTP disc we tested previously. The difference here is the reading strategy of the second layer of the disc. The beginning of the second layer is located in the outer part of the disc, so the drive starts reading from the outer tracks and progresses towards the inner part of the disc.



















- DVD Ripping speed.

Riping of a single layer DVD movie:


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