Originally posted by Ryobou
o sweet, i can't wait for those drives. i was wondering is there going to be any speed increase for dvd-ram?? 3x came out and wondering if that's gonna become 4x or even faster in the near future.
Ian posted some info about the 16X DVD-RAM standard @ CDRlabs:
"This IFA report caught my eye. At a press conference, LG announced that they will be pushing DVD-RAM writing speeds to 5x next year and 16x by the end of 2005.
The Korean enterprise LG Electronics gave a view on a press conference of the Recordable DVD council on future burning speeds with Dvd RAM. Afterwards the speed of at present 3X (CLV) will increase in the next year to 5X (PCAV). In the year 2005 the jump on 16-fache is to then succeed photograph speed (CAV). The fuel time will not linear be reduced however, since the higher speeds are reached only in the external area the Dvd RAM. So is itself the time, in order to describe, from at present about 40 minutes (inclusive the automatic write examination) on 24 minutes for 5X and 10 minutes for 16X reduce a 4,7-GByte-Medium completely. With switched off Verify the times halve themselves.
This is definitely a move in the right direction. One of the biggest complaint about the DVD-RAM is its slow reading and writing speeds. Hopefully a boost in speed will make it more appealing to consumers. Anyway, if you want to more, the entire article is available at Heise online"