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Nero DiscSpeed
Tina de Pierre

CD and DVD drive diagnostics software from Nero.

Freeware CD benchmarking software, reviewed by Tina de Pierre

Nero DiscSpeed is a freeware drive benchmark program which can test and then display important information about the optical drive(s) installed on your Windows PC.

The main application interface is not difficult to understand and can test your DVD, CD or Blu-ray drive for several different values such s DAE quality, transfer rate, access time, CPU load, burst rate and snipup/spindown time.

Though Nero DiscSpeed is currently a part of the main Nero suite, it is also available as a standalone application which can provide you with interesting and useful details.

Overall, Nero DiscSpeed provides you with importat information about your DVD/CD/Blu-ray burner which can be used to optimize burning software.


  • 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

Compatibility and License

Nero DiscSpeed is provided under a freeware license on Windows from hardware diagnostic software with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and is the latest version last time we checked.

This CD benchmarking software can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the operating system shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista having been tested. Windows XP is supported. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

Filed under:
  1. Nero DiscSpeed Download
  2. Freeware Hardware Diagnostic Software
  3. Major release: 12.5
  4. CD Benchmarking Software
  5. Software for Windows 11
Nero DiscSpeed has been picked by our editors as OK software.
Nero DiscSpeed has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Nero DiscSpeed against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

Free Download

for Windows
1.87 MB - Tested clean
Free Freeware
Windows 11 10 8 7 V XP
PC Type:
32-bit, 64-bit · x86_x64
May 2, 2017
Version: Latest 2017
User Rating: 2.9/5 ( 7 )
File Tested
Setup & Installation EXE
Analyze the performance of DVD / CD drive
MD5 filehash:
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