Ars Technica brengt ons een roundup van 4 cd-recording proggies: Adaptec's Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe, GEAR CD-R Suite 2.0, Nero 4.0.7 en Sonic Foundry's CD Architect 4.0. Niet geheel onverwacht komt Nero als beste uit de bus:
While Ahead Software shows its cunning by naming its CD-ROM burning application after Nero, the Roman Emperor most remembered for burning Rome, the application itself shows no affinity for the slothful and ineffete ways of the beguiled Emperor. Indeed, this Nero is the fastest burner software I tested, and it's seemingly coaster-proof. A true challenger to Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.0 has been found, even if it is more aptly reflective of the great Augustus Caesar (*ahem*).
Nero is loaded with cool features and ability to control the burning process. It must have been written with the Ars Technica crowd in mind: the overclocker in you can even "overburn" your media past its published limit and snag up to 4 more minutes of data (at your own risk, of course). Rawkin'!
Like Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.0, you can also burn audio discs straight from MP3, but Nero flames Easy CD to a crisp by decoding and burning on the fly, spitting out a 70 minute audio CD created from MP3s in only 12 minutes, as opposed to 25 (on my 6x SCSI burner). 12 minutes! Nero manhandled 630MB of data in 13 minutes, as opposed to 19 minutes for Easy CD. Woosh! Nero is just downright fast.
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