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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

Reading

When reading data, all manufacturers agree and use the CAV Method. As one might expect, LG and Waitec and their protégés are right at the forefront thanks to their 48x reading speed, while the GCE-8400B burner is even behind the Asus 3212A model with its 40x reading speed.

Read data from CD
Unit: points
  • End:
    • CDRW 401248 tx
      49,32
    • Asus 4012A
      47,56
    • Waitec Storm 40x
      47.00
    • Asus 3212A
      43.36
    • GCE-8400B
      41,86
    • Iomega Predator
      41.06
    • Yamaha3200E
      40.84
  • Start:
    • Waitec Storm 40x
      22.00
    • CDRW 401248 tx
      21.83
    • Asus 4012A
      21,28
    • Asus 3212A
      19 , 39
    • GCE-8400B
      18.70
    • Iomega Predator
      18.36
    • Yamaha 3200E
      18.26
  • Average:
    • CDRW 401248 tx
      37.36
    • Waitec Storm 40x
      37.21
    • Asus 4012A
      36.06
    • Asus 3212A
      32.86
    • GCE-8400B
      31,73
    • Iomega Predator
      31,12
    • Yamaha 3200E
      30.95

When reading an audio CD, which is particularly evident when grabbing audio tracks, Waitec and Traxdata now have sole responsibility Leadership, as the new Asus model is on par with its actually slower predecessor despite a higher reading speed when reading audio.

Audio CD reading
Unit: points
  • End:
    • Waitec Storm 40x
      45.71
    • CDRW 401248 tx
      45.65
    • Asus 3212A
      40.20
    • Asus 4012A
      40.02
    • GCE-8400B
      38,66
    • IomegaPredator
      37.98
    • Yamaha 3200E
      37,71
  • Start:
    • Waitec Storm 40x
      19.99
    • Asus 3212A
      19.47
    • Asus 4012A
      19, 37
    • GCE-8400B
      18,70
    • Yamaha 3200E
      18.26
    • CDRW 401248 tx
      16.69
    • Iomega Predator
      11,16
  • Average:
    • CDRW 401248 tx
      34.87
    • Waitec Storm 40x
      34.77
    • Asus 3212A
      31.00
    • Asus 4012A
      30,85
    • GCE-8400B
      29,81
    • Yamaha 3200E
      29.04
    • Iomega Predator
      28.73

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