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Three 40x CD burners in the test: Traxdata, LG and Waitec in comparison

Three 40x CD burners in the test: Traxdata, LG and Waitec in comparison

Writing audio & CD-RW

When creating a 65 minute audio CD it shows a similar picture, whereby one actually has to speak of a group of four formation. Thanks to its higher startup speed, the 24-fold burner from Yamaha can keep up with the 32-fold burner from Asus, while the external Iomega Predator is a bit behind. The next group consists of the three 40x burners from Asus Waitec and LG with slight advantages in the 4012A from Asus. In this test, the CDRW 401248 Traxdata forms a group of its own, which clearly occupies the pole position here. div>

Unit: minutes, seconds
    • CDRW 401248 tx
      2:44
    • Asus 4012A
      3:01
    • Waitec Storm40x
      3:06
    • GCE-8400B
      3:07
    • Asus 3212A
      3:20
    • Yamaha 3200E
      3:25
    • Iomega Predator
      3:36

When rewriting a CD were due to the same 12x write speed no big changes expected. There were no major differences between the burners, so that 12-fold burners from Asus, LG and Traxdata are about the same. The two burners from Yamaha and Iomega cannot, of course, come close with only 10-fold rewriting, while the Waitec Storm 40X only wanted to rewrite the inserted CD-RW blank with 10-fold speed and therefore also has to be at the back. The upcoming CRW-4816A model from Asus is said to be the only recorder to be able to rewrite CD-RWs at 16x speed, so that there will be another performance boost.

Write/erase CD-RW (700MB)
Unit: minutes, seconds
    • Asus 4012A
      7:13
    • Asus 3212A
      7:19
    • CDRW 401248 tx
      7 : 20
    • GCE-8400B
      7:22
    • Iomega Predator
      8:39
    • Yamaha 3200E
      8:42
    • Waitec Storm 40x
      8:50
      CD conflicts

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