Good review pchilson. Thanks.
..."We give a big plus to HP for building their external model with a dual interface!"
"The HP dvd640e DVD Writer uses CAV, (Constant Angular Velocity) to write DVD+R at 16x but fails to attain full 16x write speed due to the limitation of a non optimized USB bridge".
But why are there no write (or read) speed tests with drive connected to Firewire interface , although this might, in some cases, give "real" 16x burns
BTW, any information about chipset used in this enclosure?