Pioneer DVR-112 DVD-RW Drive
Published: 10th May 2007 | Source: Pioneer | Price: |Testing
To test the drive I installed it into a system comprised of:
Intel Core 2 Due E4300 (3.0ghz, 1.45v)
Asus P5N-E SLI
2GB Patriot PC8500
Nero CD-DVD Speed
To gauge an accurate comparison I tested the drive against an Operatic DVD-RW AD-7170S. First up I wanted to test the drive''s performance and subsequently I ran the test using a knoppix live cd burned onto a generic CD-R.
Pioneer DVR-112 Operatic AD-7170S
Next I repeated the test but with a DVD-RW burned with 3.7GB of data on it.
Pioneer DVR-112 vs Operatic AD-7170S
For testing with sandra I took sisofts' advice and used a pressed, non-encrypted DVD that was as close to full as possible. This happened to take the shape of a PS2 demo disc I got with a magazine some years ago.
I feel that the benchmarks here are very heavily influenced by the media used, and therefore performance would differ for every different type and make available. Hopefully the results will give a rough idea of the drives performance however.
With no proper noise measuring equipment at my disposal I'm unable to provide any figures about the volume of the DVR-112. Instead, I tested the drive's volume by putting in and watching a DVD film with my speakers on low volume.
I can safely say the the DVR-112 is a lot quieter reading at full speed than my Operatic. It does make some odd 'grinding' noises while seeking, and it's still far from silent. But overall, it is still quieter than the drive I use on a daily basis which is a large improvement.
Read on to find out the final thought on the DVR-112...