5. CDR Tests
The Mitsumi CR-4808TE2 supports up to 16x (CLV) writing speed. We used Nero CD Speed build-in writing test in order to test the drive's writing performance. The drive's average writing speed is 15.98X as Nero CD Speed showed.
The drive also has a build-in system for recognizing lower quality media and automatically reducing the writing speed. That means you are not allowed to write un-certified media at 16x! Also note that the drive doesn't support simulation when "ExacLink" is activated according to the Nero 22.214.171.124:
We tested the Mitsumi CR-4808TE with Nero v126.96.36.199, CloneCD v188.8.131.52 and Padus DJ v3.50.799 software.
For the CDR tests we used: Verbatim 74min (16x) & 80min (16x), Taiyo Yuden 74 & 80min (24x), Mitsui 74min (24 & 16x) and Ricoh/Verbatim/TDK 74min HS-RW media. We didn't notice any problems with non-certified media, since the drive lowers the recording speed from 16x down to 12x or even 8x.
- CD-R Tests:
We created a "DataCD" job with data slightly higher than 74mins (74:03:65). We burned the same job with all 4 CDR-W drives:
The Mitsumi needs 412secs to finish the task. The test result is 5-6 higher than what both LiteOn and PleXWriter can do. Perhaps the not exact 16x CLV (15.98X) makes the difference.
The drive's performance at 16x seems very good and stays very close to the competition. The drive needed 415secs to finish the task, 3 more than PleXWriter PX-W1610A and 3 less than LiteOn LTR-16101B. Teac 516EB needs 15secs more to finish and it's almost as slow as an 16x P-CAV recorder.
- 80min CDs:
Following the same procudure as in the previous test, we created a DataCD (80:01:47) and used the same media for all burns:
Again in the 80min CD task, the Mitsumi CR-4808TE needs 6more seconds than PleXWriter and 3 more than LiteOn drive. The Teac 516EB needs 14 more seconds to finish and it's the slower drive among the four competitors.
With 80min CDs at the 16x writing speed, Mitsumi CR-4808TE has the second best writing time, behind PleXWriter PX-W1610A with 340secs. The PleXWriter comes first with only 334secs and LiteOn third with 341secs.
- Overburning Tests:
The Mitsumi CR-4808TE supports overburning up to 99minutes!
- CD-Text Results:
We created several AudioCDs with CD-Text enabled. The Mitsumi can write/read CD-Text enabled CDs.
- CloneCD Tests:
The CloneCD v184.108.40.206 reports that the drive supports the DAO-RAW writing feature. CloneCD also recognizes that the drive also supports anti-buffer underrun protection (even with the name BurnProof/JustLink). From our tests results DAO-RAW recording works without problems for the SafeDisc 1, LaserLock 1/2 and SecuROM 2 protections.
- SD2 Support:
For the SD2 tests we used the "No One Lives For Ever" and "Emperor Battle for Dune" CD titles. We used the Mitsumi CR-4808TE both as reader/writer. The produced backup didn't play using the same drive or any drive we tested. Therefore the Mitsumi CR-4808TE cannot produce SD2 working backups.
- 8cm mini CDs:
The Mitsumi CR-4808TE does support 8cm CDs.
- Buffer Underrun tests:
The Mitsumi CR-4808TE supports "ExactLink" anti-buffer underrun technology, which was developed by OAK Technologies. The drive worked without any problems when buffer underrun caused from our side. When you press ctrl+alt+del the drive will start blinking and when you un-freeze the PC will continue writing :-)