In most cases, installation is as simple as plugging in the SATA and power cables and turning the computer on. While the drive wrote tomost of our test media at its rated speed or better, only two types worked at 20x. We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware. The disc is over 4GB and single sided. If the issue persists, you can write to us and we will be glad to assist you further. Along with smaller cable size, one of the biggest benefits of Serial ATA is its ease of installation.

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Nevertheless, it covers all of the basics including how to install the drive in your computer and hook up the cables. We do this so all tests can be compared reliably. re

The application extracts the audio tracks twice and then compares them. It has definitely paid off, as Optiarc is quickly becoming one of the industry’s largest manufacturers with a product lineup that includes DVD and Blu-ray Disc drives for the portable and desktop markets.

Optiarc DVD+RW AD-7200S ATA DEVICE Dell. Running Windows 7 Ultimute.

This thread is locked. Fortunately, we were able to get a hold of a copy dd the user’s manual in PDF format. This gives a more realistic idea of how long it takes to write a CD. Off by default, this LED lights up green when the drive is reading or writing.


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Overall, I give the installation an 8 out of a possible Unfortunately, with a maximum transfer speed of only It fires off eight different applications using scripts. Once discs rated at this speed start to ship, I’ll go back and rerun these tests.

If the drive is not listed, remove and reinstall the existing drivers. Ad-720s it came to media compatibility, the ADS gave us some mixed results.

Sony Optiarc Ad-7200a Dvd±rw Dual Layer Beige IDE Optical Drive Odd DVD Writer

Remove and reinstall drivers. Speakers High Definition Audio Device ,0x,1,0,quartz. I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test cdromoptiafc with Nero.

Rainier format nor technologies like LightScribe or Labelflash. The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4.

While CPU, memory, OS and other variables don’t often make a huge difference, there are some nonetheless. I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests. After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

In most cases, installation is as simple as plugging in the SATA and power cables and turning the computer on.


Speakers High Definition Audio Device. From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated.

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By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the cdrokoptiarc burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all. Or choose door No. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. No Default Voice Playback: On the other hand, the ADS’s writing quality was fairly good for the most part. By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter.

Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, As I mentioned earlier, the drive we received from Optiarc did not come with any software or dv.

The ADS performed pretty well in our packet writing tests.