Well, I do......to a point. It's just another review site, and when one is searching for a new [whatever], it's logical to check out all review sites one can find, and ask as well--which I'm also doing.
CDRLabs also gave the 1655 one of it's highest ratings (9/10 overall, 8/10 on "Performance"). In fact, the only ones higher on "Performance" was a 1640, but that was a year earlier and I'm inclined to believe possibly that if it were tested again, it wouldn't get a "9" performance this time. Then of course most of the Plextor's got a 10/10, but if they break in 3 months, or a day after warranty, their rating is irrelevant.
Can you answer that about DVD-RAM please? What's the deal with Mt. Rainier?? I assume with DVD-RAM it's formatted faster so Mt. Rainier isn't needed? Does it function similar to RW media? I've never used DVD-RAM before.
If it still takes 30-40 minutes to format DVD-RAM, then support for it isn't a big deal. But "kg_evilboy" seemed to imply that with it, one wouldn't need Mt. Rainier support which I took to mean it was formatted quicker. ?