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Liteon 52/24/52 - The Fastest CD-RW Burner in the World - Benchmarks - Nero CD Speed and CD Tach 98

Over the last few years CD burners have increased in popularity immensely and are slowly being pushed to replace the humble floppy disk drive. Today Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot takes a look at Liteon's 52/25/52 burner which the Taiwanese company claim is the "The Fastest CD-RW Burner in the World" today. Is this true? Read on and find out!

By: | Optical Drives & Media in Storage | Posted: Dec 3, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Liteon IT

Nero CD Speed


CD Speed is a CD-ROM benchmark by which can test the most important features of a CD-ROM drive. Tests include Transfer rate, Seek times, CPU usage, Burst rate, DAE quality, Transfer rate and Spinup/spindown time.


- Liteon 52x



The results from Nero CD Speed are fairly self-explanatory. Pay careful attention to the average burn speed and low CPU usage figures.


We had issues getting this program working properly with our Sony 16x burner, so these results were not included.


CD Tach 98 Results


CD Tach is complete CD-ROM benchmarking software for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Tests include Sequential read tests at nine locations on the disc, Full stroke access time, Random access time, CPU utilization at 4X, 8X, 12X and drive max speed, User-selectable CPU utilization, Interface burst speed test, Multipass testing, Standard ASCII and comma-delimited test logging and Command line parameters for network and batch testing.


- Liteon 52x



- Sony 16x



Our CD Tach 98 results really made the Liteon drive stand up and take pride.


The results were really nothing short of amazing. Pay close attention to the low access times and impressive CPU utilization - or lack of, as a matter of fact. Even when the Liteon drive was accessing 3 times faster than the Sony drive, it used 28% less CPU to perform the operation than the slower spinning Sony drive!


The results show that Liteon has not only produced a wickedly fast burner but they have also paid close attention the inner workings of the drive and what influence it has on the computer when it is working at these fast-paced speeds.


I have nothing but praise for Liteon from these benchmarking results.


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