Sony Optiarc AD-5280S-CB Plus Duplication Drive Review

Sony Optiarc AD-5280S-CB Plus Duplication Drive Review
Sony Optiarc AD-5280S-CB Plus
Duplication Drive Review
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When it comes to powerful and future-proof Optical Disc Drives (ODD), professional users, computer
manufacturers and OEMs rely on products from Sony Optiarc. They will amaze you with their superior
performance, long-lasting quality, excellent reliability, enormous capacity and high precision.
Today we present you Optiarc's 3rd generation 24x Duplication Burner, the Optiarc AD-5280S-CB.
Currently, Sony Optiarc DVD Burner is the only DVD Burner that is still designed in Japan. Powered by
Renesas (Japanese semiconductor manufacture) MC-10131 chipset, it supports 24X burning with specific
DVD±R media, 12x with DVD±R DL, 8x with DVD+RW and 6X with DVD-RW. In addition, it comes with
various duplication related features that will differentiate it among others.
Specifications:
Read Speed
Write Speed
Access time
Mechanism
Interface
Burst transfer Rate
Cache
Media supported
Modes supported
Writing method
Compatibility
Weight
Dimensions
Special Features
DVD: 16x max. CD: 48x max
DVD-R: 24x max. DVD+R: 24x max.
DVD-RW: 6x max. DVD+RW: 8x max.
DVD-R DL: 12x max. DVD+R9: 12x max.
CD-R: 48x max. CD-RW: 32x max
DVD: 160 ms CD: 140 ms
Motorized tray load mechanism for horizontal and vertical use
S-ATA
150 MBytes/s
1 Mbytes
DVD-ROM, DVD-R (DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R9, DVD+RW, CD-ROM, CD-R
and CD-RW with 80mm and 120mm diameter
DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I Ready, CDBridge, PhotoCD, VideoCD, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD Text
DAO, SAO, TAO with zero gap, variable or fixed packet, multisession
MultiRead, PC2001, Microsoft® Windows 7/ Windows Vista/
Windows XP
0.63KG
148 mm x 42 mm x 170 mm
Dust protected enclosure
Buffer under run error prevention
M-Disc Archival Media Support
DVD+R DL OverBurn (up to 8.7GB)
Fully Extended Tray (5280S-CB-AUTO Models ONLY)
Internal Components:
Testing Environment:
Testing System:
CPU
Motherboard
RAM
OS
Recording Software
Intel i3-2100
MSI MS-7681
DDR3, 4GB
Windows 7 SP1, 32bit
ImgBurn v2.5.7
Comparison Drives:
Drive Model
Sony Optiarc AD5280S-CB Plus
Pioneer DVR217
Pioneer DVR220L
LG GH24NS70
Firmware
1.Z7
1.07
1.01
GN02
Special Feature – DVD+R DL Overburning:
The most important features of this DVD writer that standout among others is the fact that it officially
supports DVD+R DL overburning. Allowing to burn 8.7GB data on a 8.5GB capacity disc.
Drive Model
Sony Optiarc AD5280S-CB Plus
Pioneer DVR217
Pioneer DVR220L
LG GH24NS70
DVD+R DL Writing Capacity (Bytes)
8,738,897,920
8,547,991,552
8,547,991,552
8,547,991,552
Full 8.7GB Writing using ImgBurn:
Disc Quality Scanning of recorded 8.7GB Disc using DVDInfoPro:
Basic CD-R Writing:
Media Information:
Media Brand
Manufacture
Media ID
Capacity
Taiyo Yuden
Taiyo Yuden / JVC
97m24s01f
700MB
Recording Performance @ 32x – Opti Drive Control:
Recording Drive Model:
Sony Optiarc AD5280S-CB Plus
Pioneer DVR217
Pioneer DVR220L
LG GH24NS70
Recording Time:
3:37
3:25
3:31
3:03
Media Quality – Opti Drive Control:
Recording Drive Model:
Sony Optiarc AD5280S-CB Plus
Pioneer DVR217
Pioneer DVR220L
LG GH24NS70
Scanning Drive: Liteon iHAS124B
Scanning Speed: 8x
C1 Avg
C1 Max
C2 Total
0.22
129
72
0.24
97
55
0.27
39
2
0.40
48
0
Basic DVD-R Writing:
Media Information:
Media Brand
Manufacture
Media ID
Capacity
Taiyo Yuden
Taiyo Yuden / JVC
TYG03
4.7GB
Recording Performance @ 8x – Opti Drive Control:
Recording Drive Model:
Sony Optiarc AD5280S-CB Plus
Pioneer DVR217
Pioneer DVR220L
LG GH24NS70
Recording Time:
8:14
7:48
9:03
7:42
Media Quality – Opti Drive Control:
Recording Drive Model:
Sony Optiarc AD5280S-CB Plus
Pioneer DVR217
Pioneer DVR220L
LG GH24NS70
Scanning Drive: Liteon iHAS124B
Scanning Speed: 12x
PIE Avg
PIF Avg
PIF Max
1.35
0.02
3
14.93
0.02
12
2.98
0.09
7
19.10
0.03
5
Basic DVD+R DL 8.5GB Writing:
Media Information:
Media Brand
Manufacture
Media ID
Capacity
CMC
CMC
CMC MAG D03 (064)
8.5GB
Recording Performance @ 8x – Opti Drive Control:
Recording Drive Model:
Sony Optiarc AD5280S-CB Plus
Pioneer DVR217
Pioneer DVR220L
LG GH24NS70
Recording Time:
19:11
18:34
17:36
27:26
Media Quality – Opti Drive Control:
Recording Drive Model:
Sony Optiarc AD5280S-CB Plus
Pioneer DVR217
Pioneer DVR220L
LG GH24NS70
Scanning Drive: Liteon iHAS124B
Scanning Speed: 12x
PIE Avg
PIF Avg
PIF Max
27.03
0.02
78
42.46
0.06
28
64.88
0.19
94
43.57
0.02
14
Conclusion:
Overall, the only Japanese designed drive in the market that is powered by Japanese chipset did not
disappoint us. Its recording performance is on par with other drives in the market, while the recording
quality remains the best on both DVD SL and DVD DL recording. In addition with various handy
duplication features like DVD+R DL overburning and M-Disc archival media support, it is a very easy
decision for us to recommend this drive over other drives in the market.
Tested By:
Name:
Solti Ho
Company:
Vinpower Digital
Date:
07/23/12
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