Bij Envy News is een review te vinden van de 16 speed brander van AOpen, de CRW1632. Deze brander beschikt over Just Link tegen coasters, Just Speed voor de optimale schrijfsnelheid en heeft de beschikking over een buffer van 2 MB. De performance is prima vergeleken met concurrerende 16 speed branders. Hieronder een stukje conclusie:
Overall, I would have to say that this burner does give you "bang for the buck". It is nice and quiet, and although it is not at the top of the speed charts when it comes to the options available today, it is quite "speedy" for the speed it is rated at. The only two glowing faults with this burner is its inability to make backups of SD2 encryption and problems with DAE (Digital Audio Extraction) on CDs that have scratches. Since we wrote this review, AOpen has now released a 20x and 24x part; placing this drive in the 'discontinued bargain bin'. We should have a review of the AOpen 24x in the coming weeks - with hopes that AOpen has corrected some of its faults found in the CRW-1632.