16x highest for DVD-rom drive?

I’m planning to buy another dvd-rom drive (perhaps a LG brand). Most I’ve found on shops and the internet are maxed out on 16x. So have dvd-rom drive speed hit the ceiling? sort of like 52x for cd-rom drives…

yes, 16x is the max.

actually there are 56x cdrom drives and probably faster but it means nothing! it cant read any faster infact you show me a 52x cdrom drive that will read an entire disc at 52x and i will show you my arse! its all rubbish believe me 16x for a a dvd reader is good enough!