A resounding SUCCESS!!!Yesterday I was telling you that I was on the road to success.Well I've been there and even went to the next level
What would you say if I were to tell you that I had a success rate of 120% aka 6 out of 5?Weird dont you think?
I took out of storage the Pentium III build and tested all the six ODD''s I had. GOOD NEWS, ALL ARE IN WORKING CONDITION!The sixth unit
is the COMPAQ-LG CRD-8420B(CP1)
which I told you earlier that it doesnt work. Well it doesnt work in the 5x86 build but in the PIII it works as new!Pentium III - Slot 1 BuildVital statistics:1. CPU:
Intel Pentium III 550MHz - SL3FJ - Costa Rica 512KB cache / 100MHz bus / 2.0V2. Motherboard:
LuckyStar 6VABX2 VER. 2.0 - Slot 1 - Chipset - VIA VT82C693 & VT82C596A / 1xAGP 2x / 5 PCI (4 bus master 1 slave) / 2 ISA / ATA 333. RAM:
384 MB - PC133 @ PC100 speed : 2X128MB PQI / 1x128MB IBM4. VGA:
Inno3D Geforce 2 Ti - 64MB - VGA/TV out5. AUDIO:
Diamond Aureal Vortex 2 Monster Sound MX300 - PCI6. HDD:
QUANTUM FIREBALL PLUS AS40-40GB - 7200RPM7. FDD:
ASUS QuieTrack 52X CD-S520/A9. LAN:
generic 10/100 Mbps10.
Mobile HDD rack 3.5/5.2511. PSU:
generic JNC Computer Corp. 235W12. Cooling:
Intel stock slot 1 cooler / Inno3D - DeepCool v50 / Enermax T.B Silence 80 mm13. CASE:
Generic ATX Case branded COMRACE ~ 1999
For testing I used the Good Ol' CD SPEED 99
program.http://users.telenet.be/erik.deppe/cdspeed99.htmSingle pass test.
The best result wasnt on my list of high priorities.
I used a Windows XP Home Edition silver setup CD. It wasnt in mint condition but all the units had the same chances to prove themselves.As a note: I prefer low speed units because they are more silent and the chances of an optical disc break are lower. Only once, one of my ODD's, an ASUS CD-S520/A 52x unit, shattered a CD and it wasnt pretty.Lets see the results.GOLDSTAR CRD-8160BLG CRD-8240BGoldstar CRD-8240B (CP1) COMPAQ
On startup and when the unit stops, the sound of the loose ball bearings is unnerving
You think the unit slices and dices your CD. Otherwise the unit is silent and well behaved.CREATIVE RW8435E
The unit is silent and makes all the right noises gallery: https://postimg.org/gallery/2fphji614/ CREATIVE CD4834E
This unit has loose ball bearings like the COMPAQ - Goldstar - CRD-8240B (CP1) unit, but in this case they are placed in a space above the motor spindle and not in the top centering mechanism. This is a faster unit and man I was nervous. The CD reading procedure goes like this:
you load the CD, loose ball bearings noise, the motor builds up the rpms, more loose ball bearing, low to medium rattling, more speed, hissing noises and when you think that your CD will be minced meat, all the noises disappear and the motor has a balanced sound and the unit starts to read. It's witchcraft I TELL YOU! Pioneer DVD-120S
So this was the story of the 6 out of 5.BONUS:
the results of the ASUS QuieTrack 52X CD-S520/A
as it was already in the system.
The FDD's arent on my list of high priorities and will be tested when I decide to do so.Next episode? I dont know what I'll think up next!