AOpen DRW4410 (DVD+RW)
|Review: AOpen DRW4410 (IDE)|
Provided by: AOpen
Firmware: version 1.11
Manufactured: July 2003
As part of the Acer group AOpen manufactures a wide range of computer components. From motherboards to computer monitors and from graphic cards to communication solutions. A product group that AOpen is also active in is the optical storage group, which of course includes CD-ROM, CD-RW and DVDRW drives.
At the beginning of this year AOpen unveiled their first DVD recorder, the DVRW2412Pro, a 2.4x DVD+R recorder which was based on the Ricoh MP5125A DVD recorder. About six months later AOpen announced their second DVD recorder, the DRW4410. AOpen’s second DVD recorder also supports the DVD+R(W) recording format only and can write both DVD+R and DVD+RW media at 4x. The DVD recorder can of course also be used to write CD-R(W) media with and it can do so at 24x for CD-R and 10x for CD-RW.
Today, thanks to AOpen, we’ll be looking at the DRW4410 drive. Since the drive was released several months ago it will be interesting to see if, despite its age, it can keep up with today’s DVD recorders. Keep on reading to find out if this is the case!
For the tests we’ll be using the following configuration:Hardware:
- Motherboard: GigaByte GA-7VAXP
- Processor: AMD AthlonXP 2100+
- RAM: 512MB (PC2700)
- GFX: ASUS V8200 (GeForce 3 Ti200)
- Hard Disks: DiamondMax 40+30GB (7200rpm)
The AOpen DVD recorder was hooked up as Master to the (onboard) secondary IDE-controller and identifies itself as “AOPEN DRW4410″. DMA (Direct Memory Access) and autorun were enabled for every device.
The Dutch Windows XP Professional (SP1) operating system is installed on our test machine. We’ll be using the following software to perform the various tests:
- Ahead InCD v22.214.171.124 / v126.96.36.199
- Ahead Nero Burning Rom v188.8.131.52
- Ahead Nero CD/DVD Speed v2.02.11
- Ahead Nero InfoTool v2.00
- Elaborate Bytes CloneCD v184.108.40.206
- Exact Audio Copy v0.9 beta 4
- Kris Schoofs’ DVD Plus Identifier v2.4
- Plextor PlexTools Professional v2.07