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ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD-RW USB 2.0 Slim Drive
|Date:||Thu, Mar 26, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Amy -|
Benchmarks and ConclusionSisoftware Sandra
Sisoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Agent) is an information and diagnostic utility that helps us to determine how the ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U USB DVD Drive performs compared to that of reference drives. Using Sandra 2009 SP3's built-in 'Optical Drives' the read performance can be easily observed.
As you can see from the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark, the ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U Diamond slim USB DVD drive is not built for performance as much as style.
The ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U Diamond slim USB DVD drive was incredibly easy to use straight out of the box. All I had to do was plug the cable into the drive and the other 2 ends into the computer, and voila! It works. There was no installation necessary, which is nice. I had no interruption when using the Diamond, and even when I played movies, it was up to the task!
I really like how small of a footprint this beauty has, not to mention its sleek trapezoidal design. Style doesn't come without cost, however. For around $70 at the time of writing this, you are definitely not paying for performance, but rather a nice-looking, space saving, Eee Top matching desktop piece of eye candy.
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Page 1 - A Look at the Diamond
Page 2 - Benchmarks and Conclusion