Data reading tests:
First a test using Nero CD-Speed, the CD we used for the testing was a CD-R filled with data, the total length was 80 minutes and 25 seconds.
This picture shows the Mitsumi at reading the data disc.
This picture shows the Lite-On at reading the data disc.
And then a test using Transferspeed:
Data reading performance summary:
Both drives were able to deliver the rated speed. The Lite-On is faster, but only by a hair. On the other side the Mitsumi has better seek times. Since seek times are more important in practical use than the small performance difference, the Mitsumi is the winner here.