[QUOTE=DrageMester;2177267]Stupid idea? No, because the brand with the highest “X” number will sell the mostest drives to the cluelesstest users.
Terrible idea? Yes, because ever increasing burn speed on blank media, that is getting less consistent due to cost cutting, is a recipe for disaster.
Pioneer is on to something with their Optimal Writing Speed Utility for the 116/216 series drives, although their implementation may not be perfect.[/QUOTE]
I have to say I agree with all that
I have three 20x drives and two 18x drives installed currently, but very very rarely do I even go close to those speeds.
If drive speeds had stopped at 16x, I would have been perfectly happy.