Disc typeReading speedWriting speed (*)
CD-ROM48x-
CD-R48x48x
CD-RW40x32x
DVD-ROM SL16x-
DVD-ROM DL13x-
DVD-R16x18x
DVD-RW13x6x
DVD+R16x18x
DVD+RW13x8x
DVD-R DL13x8x
DVD+R DL13x8x

(*) max. speed can only be achieved on certain discs

In addition to the NEC AD5170A, the AD5173A also features LabelFlash technology.