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ASUS Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ATAPI DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616AG

  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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Model

Brand
ASUS
Type
DVD-ROM Drive
Model
DVD-E616AG

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
120ms
CD-ROM Access Time
120ms
Cache
2MB
Data Transfer Rate
DVD: max. ~ 21640 KB/sec
CD: max. ~ 7200 KB/sec

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
ATAPI

Features

Features
Full Accessibility and Playability
Superior Stability with DDSSII
Support Speed Auto-Switch Function
Support High Speed CD-Audio Playback
Support High Speed Digital Audio Extraction
Vertical/Horizontal Mounting Available
Unique Dust Resistance Design
DVD-RAM compatible

Packaging

Package Contents
DVD-E616AG
User Manual
Audio Cable
Mounting Screws

Quick Info


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  • Robert M.
  • 4/26/2006 6:15:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful

Pros: Great value. Very quite.

Cons: 0

Other Thoughts: 0

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  • Luke P.
  • 4/14/2006 6:43:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat dvd rom

Pros: quiet....so very quiet

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Man this thing is quiet. I can't even hear it spinning. Well, if you happen to be one of those people that want the computer to be more quiet than a VCR, this is your drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/6/2006 4:49:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Nice DVD rom...Haven't had any problems with it.. Runs pretty quiet and full speed..

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/31/2006 7:31:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsDoesn't come close to published specs!

Pros: Quiet, high burst rate, large cache, good seek times.

Cons: Performance testing of this optical drive shows that it doesn't meet the published transfer rate specs (48X CD, 16X DVD) by a wide margin; see the "Nero CD Speed Test" results below.

Also note the high CPU usage -- not good.

Too bad; I expected better of ASUS.

Other Thoughts: CD TEST
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Nero CD Speed Test results

General Information
Operating System Windows XP
Drive ASUS DVD-E616A
Firmware Version 1.08
Serial Number
Disc Data CD
Capacity 73:34.18

Transfer Rate
Start 13.42x
End 31.03x
Average 23.43x
Type CAV

Seek Times
Random 88 ms
1/3 101 ms
Full 178 ms

CPU Usage
1X 5 %
2X 1 %
4X 2 %
8X 23 %

Interface
Burst Rate 52780 KB/sec

DVD TEST
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Nero CD Speed Test results

General Information
Operating System Windows XP
Drive ASUS DVD-E616A
Firmware Version 1.08
Serial Number
Disc DVD-R
MID
Capacity 4.36 GB

Transfer Rate
Start 4.21x
End 10.19x
Average 7.62x
Type CAV

Seek Times
Random 91 ms
1/3 104 ms
Full 181 ms

CPU Usage
1X 4 %
2X 6 %
4X 11 %
8X 22 %

Interface
Burst Rate 55617 KB/sec

MECHANINCAL
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Spin Up/Down Times
Spin Up Time 2.18 sec
Spin Down Time 2.51 sec

Load/Eject Times
Load Time 1.19 sec
Eject Time 1.31 sec
Recognition Time 9.71 sec

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/27/2006 11:56:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent

Pros: very fast and very quiet.

Cons: none

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  • Eric S.
  • 3/26/2006 7:24:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a deal!

Pros: I have a Lite-On DVD burner and it's real loud compared with the ASUS DVD ROM. I'm going to buy another one on my next computer.

Cons: None

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  • aaron m.
  • 3/22/2006 7:21:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGOOD N CHEAP

Pros: everything, and btw asus rocks!

Cons: none

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  • Paul S.
  • 3/19/2006 1:42:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThe good and the bad

Pros: Fast drive with 2Meg of Cache. Comes with DVD software that funcions well

Cons: I bought three of these drives to upgrade various systems. The first two installed and ran with no problems. The third drive was installed and could not read DVD-R disks at all. These disks could be read on all the other drives I tried them on. Unfortuneately, this third drive was found to be defective outside the 30 days allowd by Newegg to return it, So I will have to deal with Asus.

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  • Joseph P.
  • 3/16/2006 2:21:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery fast...

Pros: Very fast, nice sleek design.

Cons: Somewhat loud and the light is almost always on.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/14/2006 4:50:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2MB cache!

Pros: 2MB cache, quiet, fast, DVD software

Cons: White lettering on front of drive. I would have prefered it clean.

Other Thoughts: Newegg + UPS shipping = AWESOME. I ordered on a Thursday morning and UPS delivered the next day.
Research your drives. Most have 256k cache.

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