Iomega Predator in the test: external USB 2.0 burner
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As already mentioned, the burner writes from the 15th minute of a CD at the specified writing speed and is even slightly faster in the end than the Yamaha CRW model 3200E, but the Yamaha burner is of course faster on average due to the higher startup speed. When the Predator is connected to the USB 1.1 bus, it even writes at 6.65 times the speed, although according to the manufacturer it is only written at four times the speed. In this way, it comes close to the old 8/4/32 burner from Hewlett Packard.
The Predator burner is used for writing data CDs As expected, a bit slower, but this is limited and can even be neglected, so that the burner can basically keep up with Yamaha and Asus without any problems. The Predator is relatively far behind when it comes to writing 500MB, as the Yamaha has the advantage of a higher start-up speed and the Asus burner can still enjoy its full 32-fold speed. If a CD is written with only 300MB, the Yamaha burner is even faster than the Asus CRW3212A! The Predator is just behind the Asus burner here, although theoretically both are the samewould have to be fast, since the Asus burner does not start to burn until the 30th minute at 32x speed. If the Predator is connected to the USB 1.1 bus, of course it has no chance to keep up with the other burners.
In general, the advantage of the Yamaher burner due to the higher initial writing speed increases the less data is written to a CD.
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