If I remembered correctly, 52x speed is the glass ceilling for CD-ROM drive, this limit is achieved by Kenwood a few years ago, there's no logical reason for CD-ROM to go beyond that point, so there isn't a big difference between a 48x EIDE and 40x SCSI.
technical speaking, since SCSI device uses much less system resource than EIDE device, a 40x SCSI CD-ROM may actually outperform a 48x EIDE CD-ROM under most scenario
Last edited by gyx; January 8th, 2003 at 01:23 AM.
I don't have any LiteOn products, nor am I particularily planning on getting any, so I wasn't directly insulted by your comments. But I'm one who appreciates a good debate to accompany a dislike for a product.
Without that constructive criticism, I'm instictively defensive of it.
In either case, I look forward to those benchmarks. CD-R/RW benchmarks aren't something we see a lot around here
Well i've used Liteon and they are just as good and reliable, i've owned Plextor and see no difference, and my 24X Plextor died after only about a year and a half, my 8x Hp still lives after about 2-3yrs and burns well, i can burn 700MB in 2min 27secs with my 48X Liteon, how long does the plex take?
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It is better to be tried by 12, than carried by 6.
PlexWriter 40x12x40S (with UW-SCSI interface) takes approx the same time, <3 minutes that is.
40x12x40A (EIDE interface) is a bit slower than the S model, it would take approx 3 minutes to burn a CD.
Plextor anounced the release of 48x24x48A (EIDE interface) not too long ago, this is the newest model. I'm not getting one till I fishish reviewing the one I currently have.
I don't see S model at same speed, samcurry said it has been discontinued, that's indeed a bad news.
PlexWriter drive features a black CD-holder tray, which Plextor lab tests found reduces C1 error rates. Optimized PCB circuits near the power supply help decrease noise and provide clean power to the drive, improving both jitter and deviation levels.
The good thing about Plextor is the product backed by a life-time warranty (repair at no-cost) you cannot go wrong with that.
Last edited by gyx; January 8th, 2003 at 06:16 AM.
Yeah my LiteOn 48x eide was only like $52 or so, and burns in around 2 mins a cd, I dont see the reason for paying more for the scsi drive
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