Installation and Software
CD-Creator is looking up!
includes a well rounded bundle of CD Burning software
from what is now known as
Corp . Formerly from Adaptec, Easy CD Creator
5 Basic is the CD Authoring Software of choice for
Project Selector, CD-Creator and Direct CD
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party applications - Click N' Design 3D
Lable Maker and Liquid Player
to the Roxio burning software you also get a couple of
fairly interesting trial applications from Liquid
Software and Stomp Inc. Click-N Design is a CD
label creation program and Liquid Player is a
multi-format audio player, ripping and creation program.
Click-N Design is just trial version and Liquid player
is a fully usable "lite" version. Both of these
are fairly useful tools but we were hoping to have full
registerable versions of each. However, many of
these features, including CD label creation can also be
found in the full Roxio CD Creator suite that is
Hot Hardware's Test System
- Pentium 4 2.2GHz.
- Abit TH7II-RAID Motherboard
- 512MB of Samsung PC800
- IBM DTLA307030 30Gig
ATA100 7200 RPM Hard Drive
- nVidia GeForce 4 Ti
4600 128MB AGP Graphics Card,
- Intel 100tx PCI NIC,
56K PCI Modem
- Sound Blaster Live
- Pioneer 10X/40X DVD/CD
24/10/40A CD-RW Drive
40/12/40A CD-RW Drive
- Windows XP Professional
- Direct X 8.1 and nVidia
reference drivers version 27.50
CD-ROM Read Performance -
with Nero CDSpeed
numbers we will show you are CD-ROM read performance
Software's Nero CDSpeed.
Pioneer 10X DVD / 40X CD
Plextor PlexWriter 24/10/40A
Plextor PlexWriter 40/12/40A
drives actually beat out the Pioneer 10X DVD / 40X CD
drive, by a small margin. What was somewhat
interesting, although we are not completely confident
with the results data, was the fact that in 1X mode, the
40/12/40A Plextor unit actually consumed about 14% CPU
utilization versus its 24X brethren. We're not
sure if this was an anomaly with the benchmark software
or if this is typical with the new 40X Plextor unit.
Regardless, the overall performance of this new CD-RW
drive, when reading at 40X, is very comparable to the
24X Plextor unit.
up the heat.