Yesterday I made a bet with my son. He said BenQ 1640 was able to burn at 8x speed on our more the 7y old P-II/266 home network server.
I said; [B]no chance!
I made a similar test a while ago with my NEC ND-3500. That drive barely burned at 8x on this compu. Having this in mind and also regarded 1640 as more “power hungry”, I was sure it shouldn’t make a 8x burn on this old box. To make it even more difficult I choose a crappy MediaRange MCC-02RG20 (some say dash media needs more juice (power)…
He*l, I was wrong and that cost me $$. Drive almost managed a 12x burn, but only almost…
Mobo: Intel AL440LX dated -97
CPU: Intel PII-266MHz running at 66.6MHz FSB
Memory: 256 MB SDRAM PC100 (FSB-DRAM=1:1, CL2/2.5/2/2/5)
HDD: WD 80GB /8MB cache
NIC: 3x CNet PCI Gigabit Ethernet, Realtek RTL8169S
PSU: 180W, that’s what label says anway
IDE Cable: 40 conductor, 5y old (using 80 conductor didn’t change anything.)
OS: M$ Windoze 2000 Pro SP4
- Minimal setup as server.