Originally posted by E-Buzz
I think you are a little bit out of line here. I dont think the mechanics will suffer from the higher speeds because its the same stuff in the 32x burners as in the 48x ones (please correct me if im wrong here). As far as i understand its a chip thingie this with overclocking your drive and in no way related to hardware issues, maybe besides the laser…once again, please correct me if im wrong:-)
To E-Buzz :
We are talking about 32123S so this is not the same as 32125W wich is the same as 40125W and 48125W. The firmware that allow it to burn at 40x is here only to sell their stock of 32123S to a higher price. But the 32123S modified to 40125S is definitively not a real 40125S.
My point was to encourage escalant to overclock his drive and tell him that if he want to feel secure, then he should write at 32x. So no speed gain (well in fact a little) but P-CAV.
Personnaly I burn at 40x with my modified 32123S.
To Airhead :
I agree with you : when you speed up your writer you increase the power of the laser and then you could lower its lifetime. But mechanicaly, the 32123S can read at 40x so it can certainly write at 40x without any problems.