As multi-functional tool, Nero DiscSpeed also works for testing the speed of your CD/DVD disc drive as well as testing and benchmarking blanks and burned discs. It can be configured to run according to your desired results. Results can be viewed either as a graph or as a test log.


  • Basic and advanced drive/media tests
  • Bit setting function (book type change)
  • Supports all common disc formats
  • Creates special test discs (data and audio)
  • Graphical display of results, test protocols, and easy import/export function
  • Industry standard benchmarking tool for CD, DVD, and BD drives
  • Graphs transfer rate, CPU usage, and buffer status while creating a disc
  • Simple screen capture

Basic Tests Included:

  • CPU usage
  • Burst rate
  • Seek/access times
  • Load/eject times
  • Spin-up/spin-down times
  • DAE speed/quality test
  • Quick scan option for quality tests
  • Transfer rate test (read and write)

Advanced Tests Included:

  • Overburning test
  • Advanced DAE test (detailed analysis)
  • Disc quality test (C1/C2 and PI/PO/jitter and LDC/BIS)
  • ScanDisc function (file test and surface scan)
  • CD/DVD/BD media manufacturer information
  • Reading mode detection (CAV, CLV, P-CAV, Z-CLV)
  • The quality of each track (Audio CD), chapter (DVD-Video), or file (data disc) is shown

Information Provided:

  • Copy-protection
  • Status of disc
  • Manufacturer’s name
  • Binary data and raw data
  • Number of available layers on the disc
  • Disc and book type of the disc in the drive
  • Media Identification Mode (MID) that identifies the disc
  • All possible write/burning speeds for discs in the drive
  • Disc capacity in both MSF(minutes/seconds/frames) and MB
  • Intended use of a disc (audio, data, etc.)