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Nero DiscSpeed(former known as Nero CD-DVD Speed) is a CD/DVD-ROM benchmark which can test the most important features of a CD/DVD-ROM drive and CDR/W/DVDR/W media: Transfer rate, Seek times, CPU usage, Burst rate, DAE quality, Transfer rate, Spinup/spindown time. Change DVD+ bitsetting / booktype.

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OS: Windows
File size: 31.7MB
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Latest version

7.0.2.100 (December 18, 2014)



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Supported operating systems

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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Nero DiscSpeed 4.11.2.0 released!
Changes

* Added tooltips
* Many small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.15 released!
Changes

* Improved support for HD DVD, BD and DVD-RW DL
* Moved capture button from title bar to client area
* BitSetting: improved support for LG and LiteOn drives
* Disc Quality Test
o added jitter support for Liteon 20A3 drives
o improved support for recent Asus drives
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.7.3 released!
Changes

* Disc Quality Test: added support for blu-ray testing with Mediatek based drives
* Added preliminary support for HD DVD-RW SL/DL
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.5.0 released!
Changes

* Added TA jitter test for recent LiteOn drives
* Added support for DVD-RW DL and DVD+RW DL
* Disc Quality Test
o Improved jitter reporting for LiteOn drives
o Added recorder information in statistics window
o PI/PIF averages calculated differently
* Added support for hybrid discs
* File dialogs are resizable
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.7.0.0 released!
Changes

* Added Advanced Disc Quality test for certain BenQ drives
Following parameters are measured:
CD: E11,E21,E31,E12,E22,E32,BLER,Jitter
DVD: 1-5 PIE,PIE,PIF,POE,POF,Jitter
* Disc Quality test:
o Jitter can be reported with recent LiteOn drives
o Added CLV and P-CAV settings for BenQ drives (CD scanning)
o Added Advanced options button
* Replaced 'Write and Verify' option by 'Streaming' option
* Bitsetting: improved support for NEC drives
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V4.60 released
Changes

* New icons
* Improved support for HD DVD
* Improved support for BD-RE and BD-R(E) DL
* Bitsetting: added support for new Asus drives
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V4.51.1 released
Changes
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V4.50 released!
Changes
* Added seperate Create Disc function with following improvements
o buffer level display, both graphically and numerically
o CPU usage display, both graphically and numerically
* Added option to set priority
* Added options button on main screen
* Greatly improved image burning engine
* Added menu shortcuts for burning image file
* Improved erase function
* Disc Quality Test
o Added 1x, 2x, 4x, 6x CLV and 8x P-CAV speed settings for BenQ drives.
o Enabled support for Pioneer drives
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V4.10 released!
Changes

* Benchmark
o Image files can be overburned
o Added support for multisession CDs and DVDs (LJR)
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V4.08 released!
Changes

* Added support for SolidBurn for Philips drives
* Disc Quality Test
o Added button to refresh the scanning speed
o Added support for multisession CDs
* Improved translation
* Improved support for Blu-ray
* Erase: improved full format function
* Create Data Disc: improved verify function
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V4.01 released!
Changes

* Write Transfer Rate Test: DVD-RAM can be burned without verification
* Erase: added support for DVD-RAM
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V4.00 released!
Changes

* Greatly improved user interface
* Window is resizable
* More customization options for the graphs
* Gradient backgrounds
* Disc Info
o Improved user interface
o More detailed information is shown
o Disc information can be copied to the clipboard as plain text or HTML
* ScanDisc
o Improved user interface
o Increased accuracy
o C1/C2 or PI/PO information can be used to check the disc quality which gives much more detailed information than the standard read test
o The quality of each track (AudioCD), chapter (DVD Video) or file (Data disc) is shown which makes it very easy to verify the integrity of the disc contents
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.80 released!
Changes

* Create Data Disc: added support for ISO files
* Bitsetting: added support for certain AccessTek drives
* Added MID/ATIP code to saved HTML file
* Added option to include MID/ATIP code with filename
* Improved layer break detection for recordable DVDs
* Disc Quality test
o Added recorder information for DVD-R/DVD-RW discs which have not been burned with the Create Data Disc function
o Added quality score algorithm for certain drives
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.75 released!
Changes

* Disc Quality test
o Added support for NEC drives (16x DVD recorders)
Note: a new firmware version is required which has not been released yet!
o Added support for TSST drives with a Mediatek chipset
o Improved support for Toshiba SD-M1802
* Transfer Rate test: added option to show minimum/maximum values instead of start/end values
* Bug fix: standard tests always showed error code 00/00/00 when error occured
* Small improvements and bug fixes


23 February 2005 Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.70 released!
Changes

* Added support for DVD-R DL
* Disc Quality test
o added option to hide label
o bugfix: CD test didn't stop after error
* Small improvements and bug fixes


28 December 2004 Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.61 released!
Changes

* Create Data Disc: added option to burn Nero image files instead of predefined data
* Added color selection/themes
* Disc Quality test
o added QuickScan function
o improved support for Asus DVD burners
o improved support for AOpen DUW1608/ARR
o improved support for AOpen DVD1648/AAP
o added 12x and 16x speed settings for BenQ DW1620
o added elapsed time in summary screen
* Bitsetting: added DVD+R DL bitsetting for QSI drives
* Small improvements and bug fixes


19 November 2004 Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.55 released!
Changes

* Disc Quality Test: Added support for Asus DVD recorders
* Fixed incompatibility with PlayStation DVDs
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.50 released!
Changes

* Added bitsetting function
* Disc Quality Test
o Added support for Plextor PX-116A3
o Added 1x speed setting for AOpen DVD1648/AAP
* Erase function
o Full format is possible
o DVD+RW with DVD-ROM book type can be erased now
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.42 released! (Last Updated: 15 October 2004)
Changes

* Disc Quality Test
o Improved jitter detection for BenQ/Philips drives
o Enhanced scanning function for BenQ/Philips 16x recorders (requires a firmware upgrade)
* Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.40 released! (Last Updated: 10 October 2004 )
Changes

* Create Data Disc: Test results can be recorded on the disc.
* Disc Quality Test:
o Added enhanced scanning capabilities for BenQ 8x DVD recorders.
o Added advanced jitter test for AOpen Combo drives and CD-RW recorders.
o Added colored bars on the background to show the acceptable level of errors.
o Improved scoring system.
* Many small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.30 released!
Changes

Disc Quality Test:
Added color selection/themes.
Added support for Asus DVD-E616P2, CRW-5232AS and CRW-5232B
Added speed settings for AOpen DVD1648/AAP and LiteOn SOHD-167T
Improved support for QSI/NU Tech and AOpen drives
Many small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.21 released!
Changes

Disc Quality Test:Added support for AOpen DVD1648/AAP, AOpen 48x and 52x Combo drives and drives with a Ricoh chipset (click here for a detailed list).
Added option to show Disc Type or Book Type on main screen
Improved reading type detection
Improved write performance for external USB drives
Many small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.10 released!
Changes

Improved Disc Quality test
Added support for older CD recorders and Combo drives (C1/C2 test)
Added C2 error test for drives who can't report C1 errors
Graph options are available by right-clicking on the graphs
Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.00 released!
Changes

Added Disc Quality test (PI/PO/Jitter - C1/C2)
Added DVD Overburning test
New logo
Improved Disc Info function (includes booktype)
Write Transfer Rate/Create Data Disc: capacity can be defined
Capture function: option to ask for destination folder added
Support for external drives on systems without ASPI
Improved HTML save function
Small improvements and bug fixes


Nero CD-DVD Speed V2.20 released!
Changes


Improved Burst Rate test
Disc Info: improved DVD+R DL support
Small improvements and bug fixes

Nero CD-DVD Speed V2.11 released!
Changes


Improved support for HD-BURN discs
Small improvements and bug fixes

Nero CD Speed V2.10 released!
Changes

Added Screen Capture Copy/Screen Capture Save functions (buttons on the titlebar)
To save the screen to png, jpeg or tiff a dll must be installed if you're not running Windows XP or later.
This can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?releaseid=32738
Language can be selected.
CD Quality Test
C1 errors can be measured with some recorders
Support for 90/99/100/140min CDs
Speed selection
Colors of graphs can be changed
Auto/locked graph limit
Spin-up drive before test
Added Disc Info button on main screen
Improved DVD information
Improved DVD+R compatibility
Correct display of End DVD Speed
DVD+RW discs which are erased by Nero are detected as blank
If drive is locked by another application, Nero CD-DVD Speed will try to unlock it
Bugfix: Full Seek/Access times of dual layer DVDs
Bugfix: Create Data Disc could crash with very small CD-Rs (business cards for example)
Bugfix: capacity of some types of discs could be displayed incorrectly

Nero CD Speed V2.02 released!
Changes

Added DVD write tests
Added Erase/Format function
Translation to 26 languages
Small improvements and bug fixes

There is a small update for Nero CD Speed with following changes:

Improved support for (S)VCD
Bug fix: Fixed incomptibility issue between ScanDisc and nForce2 motherboards

Bug fix: some drives aborted the write transfer rate test with error code 05260x

Other improvements

Nero CD Speed V1.02 released!
Changes:
New features

CD-R Info function replaced by Disc Info which can show information about DVD recordables
Added Advanced DAE Error test with support for special test discs and CD Speed DAE test disc
Added support for TDK 90min CD-R
Maximum overburn capacity can be set for the write transfer rate test

Bug Fixes

Overburning Test: CD-R manufacturer not always correctly displayed
Disc Info (was CD-R Info): overburn capacity not always displayed
Incorrect error code shown when write test fails (always 00/00/00)
Other improvements and bug fixes

Nero CD Speed V1.01 released!
Changes:

Added support for CD Extra/Mixed Mode CD's
Added support for UltraSpeed CD-RW's
Small improvements and bug fixes

Nero CD Speed V1.00 released!
New Features

CD Speed and DVD Speed combined into a single program
New function: Database to load and compare multiple test results
New function: CD-R Info: displays ATIP information of CD-R(W)'s
New function: export results to HTML
Added autosave function
Added support for special test discs
Full support for 90/99min CD-R's
Improvements

Option to increase resolution of transfer rate graph
ScanDisc function: supports for DVD discs
Improved support for Parallel Track Path (PTP) DVD's
DAE Quality Test: improved CD Text creation

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6 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


Nero DiscSpeed, 8-27-2012:
The version on this page, Help > About, is currently 7.0.2.100 and is copyright dated 2010. The DiscSpeed.exe file date is 11-29-2011. It appears to be the latest available.

Someone on a computer forum mentioned Nero DiscSpeed as a method to slow a DVD drive while playing a movie. Unfortunately, there is no such function. The forum poster mistook a test graphing option as a speed limiter. DiscSpeed is a small utility to measure the speed of an optical drive. It has many features and you can save your results.

Although the DiscSpeed.exe file is only 5.1 MB, this package also installs:
1) Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 11.1 MB
2) Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 13.8 MB


Review by Cypherdude on Aug 27, 2012 Version: 7.0.2.100 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




I've been using 5.4.24.0 for some time, but wanted to check the latest version. 6.2.3.100 is mostly the same BUT when doing a Disc Quality scan of a DVD you can't limit the speed to 4x, as you could in past versions. At least on my system, the choices are either Maximum or 12x, which makes it hard to compare to scans made with earlier versions.

Also, a reminder: As with previous versions, if you want to do a Disc Quality scan with a Samsung drive (e.g., my SH-S203B) you must edit the registry value
HKCU\Soft\Nero\Nero 10\Nero Toolkit\Nero DiscSpeed\CD Quality\Blocked
and delete "SAMSUNG,TSST," from the start of the value


Review by jw113 on Aug 7, 2011 Version: 6.2.3.100 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Just download this as it's the only freeware that appeals to me and i've used before with good results, i've noticed the title says 5.4.24.0 well I download it from the official site http://www.nero.com/ena/tools-utilities.html and the properties report it was updated on november 2010 and it's version 6.2.3.100. To sum it up it's a great freeware.

Review by dylz on Feb 12, 2011 Version: 6.2.3.100 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10




Nero DiscSpeed 4 (4.11.2.0) is the last free version that works correctly. It works very well with my Lite-On burner.

My only complaint is regarding DL discs. The Quality scan may permanently freeze at the layer break, no way to recover except exit the software. Also the Jitter scan stops/aborts at the layer break, but I don't consider that very important.

The next released free version was 5.0.1.250 but when accessing the Options menu, an error message says a required .dll file is missing. I couldn't find any easy way to fix it.

It then became trialware (30 days) and was renamed "Opti Drive Control". I haven't tried these later versions.


Review by JohnnyBob on Jul 12, 2009 Version: 4.11.2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




This is a perfectly ideal freeware tool that can be used to test the quality of your CD-R,DVD+R,DVD-R and DL ect... burns to ensure that you are using good media,compatible with your CD/DVD Writer and that the speed at which you chose to write to the disc is an optimal choice.It has many other functions...
First test the disc using a Tranfer Rate Test (Hopefully you get a smooth reading curve which means,'excellent') and then scan for C1,C2 for CD-R and PIE,PIF,Jitter ect.. for DVD media.

Before using this tool,all you need to make sure of is that your CD/DVD drive is a reliable scanner!


Review by laspis59 on Feb 27, 2007 Version: 4.7.0.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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