How does the Lite-On 52x CD-ROM perform?

None of my liteOn drives,(3), vibrate in the least. I suspect that mounting style may affect this.

I do not know , personally i will test and some other drives too ,before i make my mind …

Originally posted by olyboy
I have in my hands one LTN 526 52x , i would do some tests and i will report my findings … :slight_smile:

hello!

i got a ltn 526 too . nero info tool says it has only 120kb cache while aothers cdrom have 128kb. feurio device tester says it hasn’t a perfect qualily reading capability
i have done some stest:

From Feurio Device Tester

nformations from INQUIRY command:
Manufacturer: LITEON, Product: CD-ROM LTN526, Version: YH0X
Synchronous data transfer: Not supported

Reading device capabilities: OK
Maximum speed: 9172 kByte / second (51.9 times)
Cache size: 120 kByte
Read CD-RW: Yes
Read Bar code: No
Read UPC code: Yes
Read ISRC code: Yes
Return C2 error pointers: Yes
Read R-W subcodes: No
R-W subcode de-interleaved: No
Read CD-DA: Yes
Read CD-DA correctly: Yes

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
++ Read test
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

++ Reading without jitter correction ++
Reading reference data -> Transfer rate: 3307 kByte/second (18.7 times)
Reading again #1 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #2 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #3 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #4 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #5 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #6 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #7 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #8 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #9 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)
Reading again #10 -> OK. offset: 0 samples, error: 0 samples (0%) Transfer rate: 3526 kByte/second (19.9 times)

Result:

Operations carried out: 10
The data could be read without offset, i.e. the device always was able to position the head correctly and to read identical data.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
++ Jitter test
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Result:

Read operations carried out: 3025
Jitter alerts: 0 (0%)
Jitter errors: 2, average offset: 774 samples, maximum offset: 774
Not reported jitter errors: 2
Not identical data during 4 read operations (0%)

Diagnosis:
Congratulations!
Your device nearly reads the data perfectly and with hardly any jitter errors
(The errors could be caused for example by a scratch on the CD)!

Result:

Operations carried out: 500, time needed: 52.037 seconds
Average time per operation (=seek time): 104 ms
Not matching sectors: 0 (0%)
Correct sectors without offset: 500 (100%)
Correct sectors with offset: 0 (0%)

+++ Reading with index markers +++

Index information:
Position: 00:00:00 -> track: 1, index: 1
Position: 00:14:59 -> track: 1, index: 2
Position: 00:29:66 -> track: 1, index: 3
Position: 00:44:58 -> track: 1, index: 4
Position: 00:59:58 -> track: 1, index: 5
Position: 01:14:67 -> track: 1, index: 6
Position: 01:29:58 -> track: 1, index: 7
Position: 01:44:59 -> track: 1, index: 8
Position: 01:59:67 -> track: 2, index: 1
Position: 03:59:59 -> track: 3, index: 1

Please check the index information!
Cache test

Maximum transfer rate: 3324 kBytes/Second
Cache size for audio data: 0 kByte
It seems that your device isn’t able to cache audio data!

SetSpeed-Test

Note: Speed couldn’t be set.
Device reports the speed: 51.9 times (9172 kBytes / second)
Note: Speed couldn’t be set.
Device reports the speed: 51.9 times (9172 kBytes / second)

From CDSpeed DAE Quality Test

Offset

2376 bytes (594 samples)


Sequential Read Test

Average Speed: 28.22 X
Data Errors: 0
Sync Errors: 0


Harmonica Read Test

Average Access Time: 186 ms
Data Errors: 0
Sync Errors: 0

Total Data Errors: 0
Total Sync Errors: 0
Quality Score: 100.0


On The Fly Copying Simulation

Copying at 1 X
OK
Copying at 2 X
OK
Copying at 4 X
OK
Copying at 6 X
OK
Copying at 8 X
too slow
Copying at 10 X
OK
Copying at 12 X
too slow
Copying at 16 X
too slow


CD Text

Drive is capable of reading CD Text information


Subchannel Data

Drive cannot read Subchannel Data directly


Leadin

Drive cannot read data from the Leadin


Leadout

Drive cannot read data from the Leadout

Nero CD Speed Test results

AUDIO CD

General Information

Operating System Windows ME
Drive LITEON CD-ROM LTN526
Firmware Version YH0X
Serial Number ?
Disc Audio CD
Capacity 56:13.37

Transfer Rate

Start 18.17x
End 39.51x
Average 30.32x
Type CAV

DAE Quality

Quality 10
Accurate Stream Yes

Seek Times

Random 105 ms
1/3 89 ms
Full 155 ms

CPU Usage

1X 9 %
2X 26 %
4X 46 %
8X 90 %

Interface

Burst Rate 803 KB/sec

Spin Up/Down Times

Spin Up Time 2.49 sec
Spin Down Time 3.69 sec

Load/Eject Times

Load Time 1.35 sec
Eject Time 1.22 sec
Recognition Time 5.95 sec

Log

Time Elapsed Action
[22:55:54] Starting Transfer Rate Test
[22:58:27] 2:33 Speed:18-40 X CAV (30.32 X average)
[22:58:27] Starting DAE Quality Test
[22:58:34] Total errors: 0 (0.000 %)
[22:58:34] DAE Quality: 10
[22:58:49] 0:22 Accurate Stream: Yes
[22:58:49] Starting Seek Times Test
[22:59:00] Random seek: 105 ms
[22:59:09] 1/3 seek: 89 ms
[22:59:24] 0:35 Full seek: 155 ms
[22:59:24] Starting CPU Usage Test
[22:59:39] CPU usage at 1X: 9 %
[22:59:55] CPU usage at 2X: 26 %
[23:00:10] CPU usage at 4X: 46 %
[23:00:28] 1:04 CPU usage at 8X: 90 %
[23:00:28] Starting Burst Rate Test
[23:00:47] 0:19 Interface burst rate: 1 MB/sec (803 KB/sec)
[23:00:47] Starting Spin-Up/Down Test
[23:00:53] Spin-up time: 2.49 seconds
[23:01:07] 0:20 Spin-down time: 3.69 seconds
[23:01:07] Starting Load/Eject Test
[23:01:08] Eject time: 1.22 seconds
[23:01:10] Load time: 1.35 seconds
[23:01:16] 0:09 Recognition time: 5.95 seconds

DATA CD
General Information

Operating System Windows ME
Drive LITEON CD-ROM LTN526
Firmware Version YH0X
Serial Number ?
Disc Data CD
Capacity 72:54.38

Transfer Rate

Start 24.14x
End 52.23x
Average 39.83x
Type CAV

Seek Times

Random 92 ms
1/3 86 ms
Full 175 ms

CPU Usage

1X 0 %
2X 1 %
4X 2 %
8X 5 %

Interface

Burst Rate 2241 KB/sec

Spin Up/Down Times

Spin Up Time 2.50 sec
Spin Down Time 6.09 sec

Load/Eject Times

Load Time 1.34 sec
Eject Time 1.21 sec
Recognition Time 5.70 sec

Log

Time Elapsed Action
[22:55:54] Starting Transfer Rate Test
[22:58:27] 2:33 Speed:18-40 X CAV (30.32 X average)
[22:58:27] Starting DAE Quality Test
[22:58:34] Total errors: 0 (0.000 %)
[22:58:34] DAE Quality: 10
[22:58:49] 0:22 Accurate Stream: Yes
[22:58:49] Starting Seek Times Test
[22:59:00] Random seek: 105 ms
[22:59:09] 1/3 seek: 89 ms
[22:59:24] 0:35 Full seek: 155 ms
[22:59:24] Starting CPU Usage Test
[22:59:39] CPU usage at 1X: 9 %
[22:59:55] CPU usage at 2X: 26 %
[23:00:10] CPU usage at 4X: 46 %
[23:00:28] 1:04 CPU usage at 8X: 90 %
[23:00:28] Starting Burst Rate Test
[23:00:47] 0:19 Interface burst rate: 1 MB/sec (803 KB/sec)
[23:00:47] Starting Spin-Up/Down Test
[23:00:53] Spin-up time: 2.49 seconds
[23:01:07] 0:20 Spin-down time: 3.69 seconds
[23:01:07] Starting Load/Eject Test
[23:01:08] Eject time: 1.22 seconds
[23:01:10] Load time: 1.35 seconds
[23:01:16] 0:09 Recognition time: 5.95 seconds
[23:34:59] Starting Transfer Rate Test
[23:36:53] 1:54 Speed:24-52 X CAV (39.83 X average)
[23:36:53] Starting Seek Times Test
[23:37:02] Random seek: 92 ms
[23:37:11] 1/3 seek: 86 ms
[23:37:28] 0:36 Full seek: 175 ms
[23:37:28] Starting CPU Usage Test
[23:37:43] CPU usage at 1X: 0 %
[23:37:58] CPU usage at 2X: 1 %
[23:38:13] CPU usage at 4X: 2 %
[23:38:28] 1:00 CPU usage at 8X: 5 %
[23:38:28] Starting Burst Rate Test
[23:38:35] 0:07 Interface burst rate: 2 MB/sec (2241 KB/sec)
[23:38:35] Starting Spin-Up/Down Test
[23:38:43] Spin-up time: 2.50 seconds
[23:38:59] 0:24 Spin-down time: 6.09 seconds
[23:38:59] Starting Load/Eject Test
[23:39:01] Eject time: 1.21 seconds
[23:39:02] Load time: 1.34 seconds
[23:39:09] 0:09 Recognition time: 5.70 seconds

Test completed
Elapsed Time: 0:19:26

what do you think about? and do you know the difference betwen ltn526 and ltn526S?From Feurio Device Tester [B]

i need a nice reader too… i would like to be able to back up games the fastest way and to rip audio discs just as fast.
right now i have a lite on 48246s (overclocked to 52246s) and a pioneer dvd-106s (16x40x).
i really believe that an extra reader would be useful…