I saw it at a CeBit-news. Anybody knows the release date of that drive?
Hi there,I don't know the release date but I can tell you that it will NO longer be using a RICOH chipset.
From what I understand, this drive will now be utilizing an MTK chipset.
What can the Ricoh-chipset, what the MTK canÂ´t?
Generally speaking, MTK chipset based drives have crap write quality at higher speeds.
Like the Liteon, LG (which is a top-writer when not using 16x)or Samsung?
I read the 1608-review, but the write-quality wasnÂ´t the best, but it seems to be that the newer FWÂ´s making the 1608 better
LiteOn, Samsung, BTC and others use MTK chipsets.LG does not. LG makes good drives.
Shame about this though...
LG have good drives with the most media
But their FW-support isnÂ´t good