I just spent a couple of 52x rated Verbatim Pastell CD-R (TY) for some performance tests of my drives
[li]Liteon SOHR-5239V 2$0C
[/li][li]Benq DW-1650 BCDC
[/li][li]LG GSA-4163B A106
[/li][li]Samsung TSST SH-W163A
[/li][li]Sony DW-G120A MYR4
[/li][li]Liteon SHM-165P6S MV96 (Crossflashed Sony)
with quality media.
Write speed for each drive was set to 40x to improve comparability:
The LG is limited to max 40x, Sony’s default is also 40x max (Yeah, I know, there is the “turbo”-button;)), and the Samsung drive supports this media only at 40x.
Quality scans were performed with CD/DVD Speed using the Benq and with Kprobe2 using the Liteon CDRW drive. Drive speed was set to “Maximum” for any scan.
Here we go: