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Data CD Reading Tests
- Pressed CD results (Click for
According to CDSpeed, the NEC drive confirms the manufacturer's specifications
of 40x reading. In comparison with the Pioneer drive, the NEC was slightly
slower reading our pressed test disc.
All the reported seek times for the NEC drive were quite good. Comparatively,
the Pioneer had a very high full seek time at 295ms, being almost double that
of the NEC.
- CD-R results (Click for
We made a copy of the previous, pressed CD in order to test the drive's
behavior with a CD-R media. Again there isn't a lot between the drives and
the resulting speeds are very close to those of the test
with the original pressed media above.
Here too the NEC ND-2500A had low seek times, a little higher than in the
previous test, but still good. The Pioneer drive again returned
full seek time.
- ReWritable Media (Click for
For the reading test
we used 24x High Speed rewritable media from Mitsubishi Chemicals.
This time the NEC drive was slightly faster than the Pioneer in average and
final speeds although there was little difference between them.