NERO DiscSpeed Write Tests
Nero DiscSpeed 4 - CD-R Write Test:
CD-R writing has become a low-cost method of transferring or backing up files, and last we checked a full CD of 700MB only took the user 2-3 minutes to complete. We'd expect that nothing here has changed much, if at all, and each of the drives in our round-up came very close to their rated speeds - 48x for the Asus and Lite-On drives, and 40x for the Plextor.
Nero DiscSpeed 4 - DVD+R Write Test:
After the troubles reading DVD+Rs, we didn't know what to expect with the Asus DRW-2014L1T. We were able to complete a few burns using Sony 16X media, although there were spikes every 500MB or so into writing to disc. Drives from Lite-On and Plextor were more stable burns, each peaking around 18X, 2X faster than the rated speed of the media.
Nero DiscSpeed 4 - DVD-R Write Test:
The graphs for the DVD-R write tests were quite similar to the DVD+R write results, although the speed drops for the Asus DRW-2014L1T were a bit more pronounced. All drives, however, basically performed along the same levels, reaching average speeds around 12X and maximum speeds of 16X.