Mitsumi CR-485CTE


 





Review: Mitsumi CR485CTE
Reviewer: Hemispasm
Firmware: 1.0
Provided by:
Mitsumi
Production Date: June 2002

Mitsumi nowadays is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of electronic components and PC peripherals. Mitsumi produces a wide range of peripheral products (Floppy Disk Drives, keyboards, mice etc) but I am sure most of you are familiar with its CD-RW drives.
Back in January we reviewed their 32x drive (CR-480ATE) in which it scored 9 out of 10. The 485CTE drive can read disks at 48x, write at 40x (Z-CLV) and re-write disks at 20x (only new cd-rw media). In this review we’ll take a look at how well the drive performs and how it compares to other 40x recorders.

Test Machine:

For this review we’ll be using the following configuration:
Hardware:

  • Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2200Mhz
  • Motherboard: ASUS A7V333
  • RAM: 256MB (PC 2700)

System Set-Up:

As you can see the Mitsumi CR-485CTE is set-up as MASTER on the Secondary IDE Channel and is identified as “MITSUMI CR-48XCTE”. DMA (Direct Memory Access) and Autorun are enabled for every device.
Used Software:

On the next page we’ll take a look at the package of the Mitsumi CR485CTE…