Cdrlabs.com heeft de Pioneer DVD-305S DVD-ROM drive eens op de testbank gelegd. Deze SCSI-drive leest net als zijn voorganger, de DVD-304S, DVD's op tienvoudige snelheid en CD-ROM's op 40X. Qua prestaties is deze drive vergelijkbaar met de Aopen 16X IDE drive. Hieronder de conclusie van de review:
I'm going to come right out and say this. If you are a big SCSI fan this is your drive. You will not be disappointed with the DVD-305S. Because of the price others with SCSI/IDE or IDE only systems might be better off going with an IDE DVD-ROM like the AOpen 16x drive I reviewed last month.
There are many positive things about this drive. I'll try to mention only a few here. Most importantly you are getting the 10x DVD performance you are paying for. Unlike some previous Pioneer DVD-ROM's it came very close to its rated 10x speed. If you are planning on using this as a CD-ROM replacement you will be pleased to see you're getting 40x+ CD-ROM reads. Along with pure speed the drive does support most popular formats.
The drive is not flawless though. Those of you wanting digital audio output need not apply. There is no SPDIF connector on the back. Also the DAE performance of the drive is nothing to write home about. Like most other Pioneer based drives its locked at about 12x CLV. I do not recommend using it as a source drive for making audio CD's at anything above 8x-10x.