As I mentioned earlier, the drive we received from Optiarc did not come with any software or documentation. While this buffer is a little smaller than what we’d like to see on a 20x DVD writer, this system worked flawlessly in our tests. Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc. At this speed, it took the ADS less than five minutes to write an entire 4. As you can see, the ADS started reading at 4.

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I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my dvd rw ad 7200s drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero. All of the times below include not only dvr actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too.

The region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore. If the session on the CD was larger than 90 minutes in size, the ADA would not recognize the disc dvd rw ad 7200s. However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed Even with the basic manual I had, there were no problems getting the drive up and running.

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Thanks to its 32x rewriting speed, the ADS took 2: By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that it uses a total of three “zones” to reach its maximum speed. However, it still ripped audio CD’s at a respectable 40x.

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The specs below have been taken from Optiarc’s website and by running a few simple tests. Dvd rw ad 7200s drive had no problems passing all of the on-the-fly tests and did 72200s create any errors.

While affordably priced, dvd rw ad 7200s Optiarc ADS delivers a good number of features. Does the ADS new drive have what it takes? Fortunately, we were able to get a hold of a copy of the user’s manual in PDF format. The ADS also erases at 32x. Last ddv not least, the manual finishes up with a comprehensive list of specifications for the ADS.

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Unfortunately, with a maximum transfer speed of only However, it lagged behind the other drives it our tests, taking nearly 19 minutes to write 8GB of data. Needless to say, it took only a couple of minutes to install Optiarc’s DVD writer in our dfd computer. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Downloads: All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 dvd rw ad 7200s deep.

To get the writing times, a 4.

This dvd rw ad 7200s a very rough, but good way to test the drive’s error correcting abilities. By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all.

By reading these discs back at this speed, we can da dvd rw ad 7200s there are any readability issues caused by dvd rw ad 7200s number of errors or high levels of jitter. The manual also has a add section on how to use the ADS. Nero shows that the ADS has a maximum CD writing speed of 48x and a KB buffer, which is backed up by some form of buffer underrun protection.


It explains how to insert and eject DVD’s and how to get a disc out of the drive in case of an emergency.

Using outdated or corrupt Optiarc ADS drivers can cause system errors, crashes, and cause your computer or hardware to fail. So what about writing quality? While the writing quality varied from one manufacturer to another, the results were pretty good for the most part.

Unfortunately, its seek times were again a little high. Dvd rw ad 7200s the drive was fairly quick when rewriting, it dvvd longer than expected to complete our CD-R writing tests.

The drive starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 5 minute mark. Established as a joint venture between Sony and NEC, Optiarc combines the technologies and expertise of its parent companies with the goal to provide the best optical dvd rw ad 7200s in the world.

In the end, installing the ADS was pretty easy.