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Dual Layer DVD Shootout - ASUS vs. Gigabyte 16x Recorders

By: Cameron Johnson | Optical Drives & Media in Storage | Posted: Mar 29, 2005 5:00 am

Specifications of the Candidates

 

Gigabyte

 

Interface

 

EIDE/ATAPI

 

Disk Capacity

 

650/700/800MB CD-R(W), 4.7GB Single Layer DVD, 8.5GB Dual Layer DVD

 

Supported Writing Formats

 

DVD-R - 16x Max

 

DVD+R - 16x Max

 

DVD-RW - 6x Max

 

DVD+RW - 8x Max

 

DVD+R DL - 4x Max

 

CD-R - 48x Max

 

CD-RW - 24x Max

 

Writing Methods

 

Track At once (TAO)

 

Disk At Once (DAO)

 

Session At Once (SAO)

 

Multi Session

 

Packet Writing

 

Data Transfer Rate

 

UDMA Mode 4 (66MB/s) Max theoretical transfer rate

 

Access Time

 

(DVD) 160ms, (CD) 160ms

 

Data Buffer

 

2MB Cache Buffer

 

ASUS

 

Interface

 

EIDE/ATAPI

 

Disk Capacity

 

650/700/800MB CD-R(W), 4.7GB Single Layer DVD, 8.5GB Dual Layer DVD

 

Supported Writing Formats

 

DVD-R - 16x Max

 

DVD+R - 16x Max

 

DVD-RW - 4x Max

 

DVD+RW - 4x Max

 

DVD-R DL - 4x Max

 

DVD+R DL - 4x Max

 

CD-R - 32x Max

 

CD-RW - 24x Max

 

Writing Methods

 

Track At once (TAO)

 

Disk At Once (DAO)

 

Session At Once (SAO)

 

Multi Session

 

Packet Writing

 

Data Transfer Rate

 

UDMA Mode 4 (66MB/s) Max theoretical transfer rate

 

Access Time

 

(DVD) 160ms, (CD) 160ms

 

Data Buffer

 

2MB Cache Buffer

 

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