Nero DiscSpeed is a benchmarking software solution designed to help you find out the real abilities of your CD-ROM or DVD drive, conduct a series of tests to reveal CPU usage and transfer rate.
The software comes, in fact, with many more tests included in the package, such as seek times, burst rate, DAE quality, spinup and spindown time, load and eject times. You can check out the progress and results of the benchmark in real-time thanks to the graph displayed in the main window of the program.
The user has the option to either perform them individually or all at the same time, in which case Nero DiscSpeed will need a couple more minutes to complete the tests.
If no special knowledge is required to use the application, when it comes to understanding the results and intricacies of each benchmark, things become a bit more complicated because there are a lot of technicalities involved.
After we put it to the test we couldn't help but conclude that it works quite impressive but, at the end of the day, it isn't a must have tool. Surely, Nero DiscSpeed can be pretty handy when you want to know whether a disc will give you errors or not when trying to burn a CD or check how fast your drive really is.
This software is undoubtedly one of the best tools in its category and the information it provides is very accurate. The wide array of tests Nero DiscSpeed can perform will enable any user to thoroughly test both optical drive and media and obtain reliable data.