these are all for people with money to burn. i can get away quite nicely with a 4424 drive, it costs much less. the time these new devices are cutting of is more and more negligable, ok if you are going from 2 to 4x or 4 to 8x then you are cutting of a considerable amount of time, but hell 10 to 16x:
i have worked out that the time for a 650mb recording is about (i can make this more accurate should any pedantic fools think it necessary) is around:
time taken = 80 / writer speed
so the time difference from 12x to 16x is only 1.5 mins! what a waste of many Â£Â£Â£.
should anyone be interested the full equation for burner time is:
time taken = (8*number of mb) / burner speed
your maths will have to be ok to follow this though!