First off…when I burn a full 4.7 GB DVD+ R (MMC004) or DVD-R (MCC 03RG20) by Verbatim on my Toshiba laptop…burn starts at 7.1X as normal and climbs CAV nicely to about 15X where it tops off. Thought it might be the fact that I have a hard drive in the laptop that is 5400 RPM with 0 Cache. Burn time usually averages 5:35, which according to the review from cdfreaks…is a whole lot faster than 16X on my NEC ND-3500A or Plextor PX-716A which both burn around 6:05 Laptop has 2.4 GHZ M processor with 512 MB SDRAM on 400 MHZ bus
Then I thought…I will hook it up to my Desktop…with Asus P4C800E. 3.2 GHZ Processor…1 GB SDRAM…on 800 MHZ bus. Western Digital Raptor 74GB at 10,000 rpm. Did the same burn and again the result is the same…actually 5:32. Now don’t get me wrong…but the buffer toward the end of the burn jumps around, causing the drive to stay at 15X for the burn…But I am trying to figure out…why with a 10,000 rpm hard drive and built in 6 pin firewire…this drive NEVER hits the 16X.
Also…If I burn a DVD+R or DVD-R using the Create Data Disk function of Nero CD-DVD Speed 3.80…I hit 16X on the burn as per an earlier post…What exactly is real here???