Recent rumours of a higher speed CDRW are confirmed.
- Require verification of new 20x+ RW media.
Support CAV, Mt Rainier, OB3V3 ext, etc. SATA supported by MT1510. 12x SKUs are in the channel already. 12x/16x RW units have 2MB buffer (proto units), 24x & higher are unknown (not decided yet?). MT1506/8/10 chipsets support 8/16MB. It’s interesting given the availability & price difference of 2, 4, & 8MB modules that a larger buffer isn’t used. FW will require rewrite, but marketing alone may be worth it… There is a reason why FW is updated for the newer CDRW drives simultaneously - the same code base - so there’s a reluctance to change this… Perhaps with SATA drives…
Other manufacturers will announce 52x24x52 & 50x24x50 products based on Sanyo/Ricoh logic.
No word yet on Liteon DVDRW units. MTK has had new LSI for some time…
I omitted the following models:
The last two are likely to be OEM & depend on various factors.