I noticed of course that the amount of data that one could fill a 80min CD was bigger with HD Burn (up to 1.4gb opposed to the 984mb of GR), but i thought that mught be Plextros choise to increase compatability and reduce read/write errors.
Then i noticed this from the press release:
b In terms of CD-ROM read, write speeds, capable of Maximum data write speed of 36 times and Max data reading speed of 80 times.
HD-Burn mode has a data write speed of 36 times and a data read speed of 80 times using the CLV (Constant Linear Velocity) format.[/b]
How can this be? Its quite different to the 4x write restriction of GR, while at the same time it was my impression that reading GR written discs is done at low speeds also.
Do these technologies have fundamental differences afterall?