Is 2MB Buffer when it says it has 2MB buffer the same for all drives or are there some discrepancies. I know when you have 128mb RAM then you really do have 128mb across the board but I noticed something while burning a CD in Linux.
Nero Infotool for all my drives says 2MB buffer but when I burn them with cdrecord in Linux I get these readings which I am not sure if are accurate or reflecting the amount of buffer.
52x32x BTC CD-RW = 1905 kb
Optorite DD405 = 1600 kb
NEC 3500A = 1312 kb
I do know that memory is considered expensive and saves money but I am not familiar with CD-ROM buffer and its configuration/ratio values. Is this reading I am getting for these drives something else? It seems like NEC has the least buffer of all of them and the other two are considered cheaper drives.
I had planned on getting a Plextor 716A at the same time as the NEC but couldn’t wait for the Plextor to get its kinks ironed out but I know they advertise a 8MB buffer. I would be curious to see what it would indicate.
Anyone have an idea if this 1312kb is accurately reflecting a standard 2mb buffer or are we getting cut short here somehow?