While Blu-ray is slowly gaining momentum, the DVD still has a lot of life left in it. More importantly, none of the sectors on the disc were unreadable. Optiarc is also offering a Lightscribe version of the drive ADS. While rated at 48x, Optiarc’s new drive came up a little short of this number in our tests. While the number of errors was very low, the scratches on the disc caused it to slow down considerably. The rear panel is typical and has a power and SATA interfaces. Unfortunately, its seek times were not as low as some of the other drives.

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– Sony Optiarc ADS 24x DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews

However, it still ripped audio CD’s at a respectable 40x. The disc is over 4GB and single sided. It explains how to insert and eject DVD’s and how soy get a disc out sony optiarc ad-7240s the drive in case sony optiarc ad-7240s an emergency.

The ADS handled scratched discs relatively well. We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware.

By looking at the screenshots above, you can see that Optiarc’s new drive starts writing at about 10x and accelerates, reaching its maximum speed at the end of the disc. This is a very rough, but good way to test the drive’s error correcting abilities. The drive had no problems passing all opitarc the on-the-fly tests and did not create any errors. We’ve had the ADS in the ‘Labs for a few sony optiarc ad-7240s now and have had the time to put it through its paces.


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Sony Optiarc ADS Specs – CNET

By looking at the screenshot above, ad-7240 can see that it uses a total of three “zones” to reach its maximum speed. The score given is an average of the three. Along with smaller cable size, one of the biggest benefits of Serial ATA is its ease of installation. The writing quality was pretty good with the media from Verbatim and Ritek. If you look at the advanced features, you sony optiarc ad-7240s see that the ADS was able to read the CD-Text and subchannel data but optiacr to read the lead in and lead out sections of the CD.

The drive started sony optiarc ad-7240s at 4. The ADS gave us some mixed results in this test.

It fires off eight different applications using scripts. By looking at the screenshot you can see that it starts reading at 5.

Optiarc’s new drive was also fairly quick when reading dual layer discs. Use sony optiarc ad-7240s at your own risk. For this test I made a copy of a pressed test CD.

With no jumpers to configure, this section is relatively sony optiarc ad-7240s. By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number sonu errors or high levels of jitter. For this test I used a pressed CD containing one Mode 1 data track.


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While rated at 48x, Optiarc’s new drive came up sony optiarc ad-7240s little short of this number in our tests. This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD. The ADS’s writing quality was very good. Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool.

From the front, it’s almost identical to Optiarc’s sony optiarc ad-7240s DVD writers, sharing not only the bezel design, but many of the same logos. For these tests I am using the US version of Transformers: The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. At this speed, it took the drive It starts out by going over the various buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the ADS. The CD Winbench sony optiarc ad-7240s is as close as we can get to pptiarc every day usage.