2. Data Tests
Mitsumi CR-4808TE IDE CDR-W - Page 2
- SCSI Mechanic v3.0x: This was used to compare the drive's I/O performance against other various CDR-W drives (see charts). We used a pressed CD containing PlexTools v1.08 for all tests.
- Nero CD Speed v0.83b was also used to check the drive's performance with pressed CDs. For that test, we also used the PlexTools v1.08 pressed CD.
- SCSI Mechanic v3.0x results:
The Mitsumi CR-4808TE performed satisfactory in the SCSI Mechanic test. It gave back 820kb/s in the "Average Random I/O" test, which is the second best below Teac 516EB. However Mitsumi drive seems faster in the "Average Sequential I/O" test, with 4450 instead of 4434kb/s of Teac. Both LiteOn and Plextor drives are faster.
- Nero CD Speed v0.83 results: (click here to see the CD Speed 99 graph)
Using Nero CD Speed 0.83b, we confirmed the SCSI Mechanic results. The Mitsumi CR-4808TE is faster than Teac 516EB but slower than LiteOn and Plextor PX-W1610A. The drive's average reading speed is around 30.44X.
In the "Seek Times" test, the Mitsumi CR-4808TE is slower than both Teac and LiteOn drives. It's average random seek time is 111secs. Both Teac and LiteOn are much faster with under 95ms seek time.
- PSX Pressed Media
In order to fulfil user requests, we have included a test with mixed mode CDs (mainly PSX). For this test we used the PSX game 'NBA Jam Extreme' and we ripped the image to HD with CloneCD. We measured the reading times and the Mitsumi CR-4808TE is clearly not the best solution for someone who wants to have fast PSX images ripped into his HD, since it's the slowest among the four tested drives:
- CDR Media: (click here to see the CD Speed 99 graph)
With CDR media, the Mitsumi performs better than pressed CDs and has around 31.08X average reading speed.