Drive Info ID: 0 PLEXTOR DVDR PX-760A V1.03
Test Settings Write Speed: 18.0X (24930 KB/s)
Test Result Disc Info: DVD-R, 0 MB
Disc : 16.0 X
Drive: 6.0 X - 8.0 X - 12.0 X - 16.0 X - 18.0 X
Start: 7.32 X
End: 18.26 X
Average: 13.16 X
Test Duration [B]0:04:44 [/B]
That’s how fast 18x can really be . Ok, i’ll admit the result doesn’t really count, because it was a simulated burn and not a real one.
If you compare the writing graph below with the one [I]crossg[/I] provided above, you’ll notice the reason why the 760 does not seem that fast, while burning @18x speed when compared to 16x drives. The speed-advantage gets more or less eaten up by the very thorough running OPC that is applied (visible as downward spikes). In other words the 760 re-invests the time gained by 18x into quality control.
So for speed records we’d need to get rid of that ROPC. How? Turning of PoweRec does not solve this. I tried (you can see the result here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1496377&postcount=40) and it leads to the same writing-graph as [I]crossg [/I]shows above.
Any other ideas?