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Lite-On's new DVD Burners - Burning at 12x and with Dual Layers - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Write Times

Today we have taken two of Lite-On's newest DVD burners for a spin. Shane has checked in with a look at the 1213S model which offers 12X DVD burning as well as the 832S model which offers Dual Layer burning for increased capacity.

| Optical Drives & Media in Storage | Posted: Aug 1, 2004 4:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 3GHz "C"

 

Motherboard(s): ABIT IC7 MAX3 (Supplied by ABIT)

 

Memory: 2 X 512MB Kingmax PC4000 (Supplied by Kingmax)

 

Video card(s): Gigabyte Radeon X800PRO (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Hard Disk(s): Maxtor 160GB Serial ATA

 

Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Write Times - Lower is Better

 

 

The 12X burner is only slightly faster then the 8X drive but as you can see the burn time on the Dual Layer media is extremely slow. In that time you could burn almost seven 4.7GB DVDs on the 1213S drive.

 

The burn speed of Dual Layer is only 2.4X but as the technology becomes more common and advances, we are sure that you will see speed increases in no time. If you are buying the 832S to burn Dual Layer disks, be aware that it will take some time but you do have the trade-off which is being able to burn around 8GB of data and "backup" your DVD movies with close enough to no compression involved.

 

- Burn Time Run Down

 

Thanks to the Nero CD-DVD Speed program, these images give you a better run down on the burning process, what speed its doing at the different points, the max, the start and average speed and how much data is burnt.

 

832S - Dual Layer Burn

 

 

832S - Single Layer 8X Burn

 

 

1213S - Single Layer 12X Burn

 

 

 

 

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