I’m thinking of buying a DVD-ROM since CD-ROMS are a bit outdated.
I was in a dilemma between buying the Toshiba 1612 and Pioneer 117.
After searching a lot on Google i found some tests on both drives based on Nero CD-DVD speed and other programs.
What i found out is that the Toshiba 1612 has a very high CPU usage while reading DVD movies especially.CPU usage was nearly 50% according to Nero speed tests
While tests on Pioneer showed a CPU usage much lower near 10%.
High CPU usage would be a major problem for me since i own a quite old system : Pentium 3 450 Mhz - 128Mb RAM - Voodoo 3.
I would appreciate your thoughts on this (or your test results if you own a Pioneer 117 or a Toshiba 1612)