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CD-ROM Testing Apps:
  1. images/bullet2.gifAudio
  2. images/bullet2.gifCD Speeds - From 2x to 6x CD Speeds
  3. images/bullet2.gifCD Recording
  4. images/bullet2.gifDAE - CD Ripping - Test You CD-ROM Drive Capabilities...
  5. images/bullet2.gifData Recovery
  6. images/bullet2.gifRestore CD
  7. images/bullet2.gifTests
  8. images/bullet2.gifCopy Controls
  9. images/bullet2.gifStreaming
Digital Audio Extraction - Specs Behind The Technology:
  1. images/bullet2.gifWindows and Red Book Audio CD-Digital Audio (CD-DA) (4/11/2002).
  2. images/bullet2.gifr o x i o About Digital Audio Extraction - Accurate Streaming Technology (4/11/2002).
  3. images/bullet2.gifProject 1545- Information technology, Multimedia Command Set -4 (MMC-4)
  4. images/bullet2.gifT13 Technical Committee - AT Attachment - ATA/ATAPI Specifications
  5. images/bullet2.gifRipping Off Recordings Digital Audio Extraction Do's, Don'ts, and Do-ers (July 1999).
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  7. - For all your PC audio needs: Great List of CD Utilities.


So many of these CD-ROM Testing Applications have come and gone. A few still exist in newer versions. Most notably are the 1st 2. We have yet to try the new CD-Rom Drive Analyzer listed below.

images/  Compact Disc Testing

images/ Data Verification


CD-ROM Testing Applications:

images/bullet2.gifCD-ROM Productions - CD-R Diagnostic - Claims to be the premier tool for recovering data from and analyzing CD-R and CD-RW discs. If you are having problems with reading your discs, this is what you have been searching for! Get CD-R Suite (CD-R Diagnostic PLUS CD-R Verifier for only $59.95.)

  1. Arrowkey: How fast is your CD Burner? NEW TimeWrite FREE download! (1/30/2003)

  2. AUDIO-CD Hearing Test (compact disc for testing of hearing)

  3. CD Tach - TestaCD Labs - Most comprehensive benchmark for standalone CD-ROM drives.

  4. CD Testing offers CD analyzers for Compact disc and tests all CD-R and CD-RW formats

  5. WinBench - - Ziff Davis Media Benchmarks
    1. CD WinBench - Order your CD for CD Testing Now!
  6. CDRoller - Toolset for CD data recovery: CD Data Recovery & CD Test / Media Analysis Tool (3/20/2003).
  7. CD-ROM Drive Analyser - By Filippof Alex, Kiev - Windows 95/98/NT (ver 2.3)
  8. CDSpeed32 - By Victor M.Grinenko
  9. CD Speed99 -
  10. CDSpeed -, -
  11. Any Speed - PY Software - Can be used to test network transfer speed as well.
  12. CDBench Pro - MAXA Research Int'l Inc.
    • Stone Utilities Inc. Tucson, Arizona (SOL) They advertised in a Compuserve Publication some time ago.
  13. CD-Bench by Pino Navato
  14. Clover Systems - Desktop Quality Control for CD's
  15. ScanCD - BLQ Software Development
  16. CheckCD.exe - PROLOR: Information about CheckCD (Link updated 3/18/2003).

    Test any CDROM drive, measuring transfer rate, access time (min, avg, max) and bad sectors. Also allows comparison between various drives. By Henrik Ax - Site Moved!

    CheckCD is a Windows utility to validate the content of files/directories. If CheckCD is burned to a cd, the content of the cd can later be validated.
    How to use:

    1. Copy CheckCD.exe to the directory containing the files to validated.
    2. Run CheckCD.exe with command-line parameter /c. This generates a new file
    3. Delete CheckCD.exe
    4. Rename to CheckCD.exe
    5. Run CheckCD.exe - the result should be successful
  17. - Other Testing Resources
  18. CD-Certify - Quarterdeck... (History!)


  19. MPC Wizard 3.0 (Current Status Unknown, was owned by Softkey, then The Learning Co.)


  20. CDROMINF - DOS command line app. - Test functions in MSCDEX, ASPI, ATASPI, ASPI under Win95 and DPMI by Computall Services



CD-ROM Performance Tests:


MPC Wizard was the one we used most during our early days of testing as noted below.

images/bullet2.gifCD-ROM Drive Speed Comparisons Chart - 2X, 3X, 4X, Etc. using MPC Wizard.


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