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CDCheck
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2000/XP Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 697K
This program checks your CD-ROM (or some other media) and tells you which files are corrupted. It can also do a binary compare with copy on disk.

CD/DVD Diagnostic
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2000/XP Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
5/5 - 1.1Mb
The CD/DVD Diagnostic program is designed to assist in determining the contents of a CD-ROM, CD-R/W or DVD. It has several useful displays that provide substantially more information than Windows or many CD mastering programs. Also, it gives you the ability to examine all of the sessions on a multi-session disc without requiring additional software. For CD-RW discs this program provides some data recovery capability. If you have a CD-RW disc with inaccessible files, CD/DVD Diagnostic may be able to access them where other programs cannot.

CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2k/XP/Vista Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 148K
Freeware

This utility displays capabilities of your CD/DVD drive (including CD/DVD Burners) not normally viewable from within Windows.

CDRom Drive Analyzer
OS: Win95/98/NT  Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 243K
Freeware

CD-ROM Drive Analyzer Program was developed to test CD-ROM drive performance. In addition, this program will be useful for testing CD-ROM disk quality.

CDSpeed32
OS: Win95/98/NT/DOS/Unix  Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 63K
CDspeed32 is a 32-bit multithread program for measuring CD-ROM sectors reading speed.

DISCInfo
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2k/XP Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 219Kb
Freeware
DISCInfo is a program to display hardware informations from an IDE/SCSI device under Windows operating system. The most useful thing of the program is to show useful informations about CD/DVD-ROM devices. With the latest version program is also capable of using identified info about a CD/DVD drive to pass parameters to main firmware page and look for the firmware update files on it.

DVDInfoPro  Recommended Software
OS: Win98/Me/NT/2k/XP Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
5/5 - 4Mb
Download 64-bit version for Windows XP/2003 x64
Freeware/Adware

DVDInfoPro is a freeware DVD information program written in Visual C++. The program provides information & tools for DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW burners, DVD-ROM players. It also provides limited information on CD players & burners. The program's major features include: CD/DVD Speed & Error Test functions, expanded Drive & Media Info sections, Quick Erase & Fast Format functions for DVD-R/RW & DVD+R/RW, and more!

DVD Identifier
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2k/XP Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 1Mb
Freeware
DVD Identifier retrieves and interprets the pre-recorded information that is present on DVD media (DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM) and on Blu-Ray media (BD-R, BD-RE). This information contains a variety of parameters such as disc manufacturing information and supported write speeds. Even though this information is usually printed on the packaging, the brand name may differ from the actual manufacturer or sometimes there might not even be any packaging information at all. DVD Identifier offers a reliable method of accurately identifying the disc's real manufacturer.

DVD Speed 99
OS: Win95/98/NT  Download Screenshot Rating: 4/5 - 165K
And this is a benchmark for DVD-ROM Drive! It also performs Transfer Rate Test, Random, 1/3 and full seek test, CPU utilization test, Burst rate test, ect.

GpBench/CD
OS: Win95/98/NT4/2000    Download  Screenshot Rating: 3/5 - 585Kb
Another program that measures the performance of your CD- or DVD-ROM drive.

Intel Media Benchmarks
OS: Win95/98       Download  Rating: 4/5 - 20Mb
The Intel Media Benchmark measures Video, Image Processing, 3D Graphics, and Audio performance on Windows 95/98 computer systems.

MultimediaMark 99
OS: Win95/98  Download Screenshot Rating: 5/5 - 12.9Mb
MultimediaMark 99 is a benchmark that focuses on testing multimedia performance of modern PC in a "real world" environment.

Nero DiscSpeed  Recommended Software
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2k/XP/VistaDownload Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
5/5 - 1.2Mb
Freeware

DiscSpeed is a program for testing optical drives and media. It shows detailed disc information and performs a number of tests, including: Transfer Rate Test, Random, 1/3 and full seek test, CPU utilization test, Burst rate test, DAE quality, spinup/spindown time, Disc quality tests, ect.

Nero InfoTool
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2k/XP/Vista/7 Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 29Mb
Freeware
The utility shows detailed information about features of installed drives (such as firmware, buffer size, serial number, production date, and current DVD region code), inserted discs, name and version number of the operating system, the ASPI manager, installed burning applications, and hardware configuration of the computer. The information can be printed or saved to a text file.

Opti Drive Control
OS: WinXP/Vista Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
5/5 - 347Kb
Shareware $24.95
Opti Drive Control is a test and benchmark utility for optical drives. It can be used to verify the performance, quality and reliability of the burn and read functions of optical drives and discs. Test results can be saved as a HTML report and the graphs can be exported to CSV which allows for detailed analysis with spreadsheets. With the multi-test feature all functions can be run and saved without user intervention.

PassMark SoundCheck
OS: Win98/Me/NT/2k/XP/2k3/Vista  Download  Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 1.3Mb
Shareware $24

PassMark SoundCheck is a Windows based application that allows users to test their PC sound card, speakers and microphone. Verify that your sound card can record and playback sounds at various sample rates. Check the capability of your speakers to reproduce the highest and lowest frequencies (and your capability to hear these frequencies). Create perfectly formed test tones and loop them back into your sound card to look for distortion.

RightMark 3DSound
OS: Win9x/Me/2k/XP  Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
5/5 - 1.9Mb
Freeware

RightMark 3DSound is a sound test, which has the following features: DirectSound-diagnostics: the conclusion is hardware supported functions for the selected DirectSound-device; check of presence of EAX1, EAX2, EAX3 support; subjective test of DirectSound3D positioning, with vertical plane support; EAX2, EAX3 reverb, occlusions and obstructions; CPU utilisation test at various number DirectSound- and DirectSound3D-buffers, and also with EAX2 reverb; special statistical data processing of CPU utilization, with average and dispertion values.

RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.4.1  Recommended Software
OS: WinVista/7  Download  Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
5/5 - 1.8Mb
Freeware

RightMark Audio Analyzer will test your sound card's acoustic properties, like a distortion factor, amplitude-frequency characteristic, noise level, dynamic range, et cetera. In order to work properly, it requires a full-duplex card. Details...

RightMark Audio Analyzer
Acoustics Testing Edition

OS: Win9x/Me/2k/XP  Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
5/5 - 378Kb
Freeware

This is an edition of RightMark Audio Analyzer intended for acoustic systems testing. RMAA-AE based on the same RMAA core. There are two kinds of special testing signal in the program: music noise and swept sine. For acoustic systems testing it is advisable to use a card with exellent AFC and a special measurement microphone (for example, BEHRINGER ECM8000).

ScanCD
OS: Win95/98/NT      Download  ScreenshotRating: 5/5 - 188K
Use ScanCD to perform media test of your CD-ROM disks. During testing all kinds of errors are being looked for.

SoundCheck
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2k/XP  Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 2.2Mb
Freeware

This program provides a suite of helpful test utilities for testing the audio functions on your PC, such as Wave Input/Output, MIDI, CD Audio, etc. In addition to these tests there are configuration and troubleshooting tips to help you when you are having problems with your system.

VSO Inspector
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2k/XP  Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 1.2Mb
Freeware

VSO Inspector is a free utility to report various information about your hardware configuration. Using this freeware, you can check the listed CD and DVD readers and writers connected to your computer, check the firmware used. The details about the media used and the speed supported by a given writer with this media. Also you can scan a burnt media for read errors and be confident about the readibility of your fresh backup.

Windows XP CD Recorder Properties
OS: WinXP/Vista  Download Homepage Screenshot
Rating:
4/5 - 260Kb
Freeware

Windows XP CD Recorder Properties is an utility that allows you to view details about your CD-Recorder and the media that is inserted into the drive. This utility will show you which of your CD/DVD devices Windows XP has installed CD Recording support for.

ZD Audio Winbench 99
OS: Win95/98   Download Screenshot Rating: 5/5 - 3.89 Mb
Audio WinBench 99 measures the performance of a PC's audio subsystem, which includes the sound card and its driver, the processor, the DirectSound and DirectSound 3D software, and the speakers.

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