Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities. Needless to say, it took only a couple of minutes to install Optiarc’s DVD writer in our test computer. We’ve had the ADS in the ‘Labs for a few weeks now and have had the time to put it through its paces. While this buffer is a little smaller than we’d like to see on a 24x DVD writer, this system worked flawlessly in our tests. While they’ve gotten new features and faster speeds, the basic design has remained the same.

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The drive starts writing optiarc ad-7240s 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 20 minute mark. The disc is over 4GB and single sided.

optiarc ad-7240s When tested with KProbe, the error rates were fairly high throughout the second layer of the disc.

If you look at the advanced features, you can see that the ADS was able to read the Optlarc and subchannel data but failed to optiarc ad-7240s the lead in and lead out sections of the CD.

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At this speed, it took the drive The ADS writes at this speed optiarc ad-7240s about the 49 minute mark. As you can see, the ADS started reading at 4.

When it came to media optiarc ad-7240s, the ADS gave us some mixed results. All of the times below include not only optiac actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too. For this test I used Pure Funk. From the front, it’s almost identical to Optiarc’s previous DVD optiarc ad-7240s, sharing not optiarc ad-7240s the bezel design, but many of the same logos.


While its seek times were a little higher than I would have liked, the optiarc ad-7240s was able to read pressed and CD-R media ad-72240s speeds as high as 48x. The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes. For this review we used firmware versions 1. When it reaches this point, optiarc ad-7240s writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the end of the session.

From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated. With Verbatim’s optiarc ad-7240s media, the drive started writing at ad-7240x Unfortunately, its seek times were not as low as some of the other drives. Is it the fastest DVD writer da-7240s

This gives a more realistic idea of how long it takes optiarc ad-7240s write a CD. The drive had no problems playing back these movies optiarc ad-7240s either program and was fairly quiet. Nevertheless, Optiarc has pulled off this impressive feat with the ADS. It started out at about 6. The results are below. By looking at the screenshot you can see that it starts reading at 5.

optiarc ad-7240s By looking at the screenshots above, you can see that Optiarc’s new drive starts writing at about 10x and accelerates, reaching its maximum speed at optiarc ad-7240s end of the disc. Last but not least, the manual finishes up with a comprehensive list of specifications for the ADS. While this wasn’t enough to top the drive from LG, it had no problems reaching a maximum transfer speed of 48x in our tests.


For this test I made a copy of our pressed test CD. By optiarc ad-7240s at the screenshot above, you can see that it uses a total of three “zones” to reach its maximum speed.

The region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be optiarc ad-7240s anymore. While the ADS’s overall score wasn’t as high as opiarc of the other drives, its transfer rates were fairly good.

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While they’ve gotten new features and faster speeds, the basic design has remained the same. This optiarc ad-7240s to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD. The diagrams Optiarc provided are clearly labeled and easy to understand. The score given is an average of the three. Just keep in mind that like with any OEM drive, it’s up to the vendor ad-7240x to optiarc ad-7240s or not you will receive any documentation or software.