My old laptop had a great Hitachi 8x dvd that i loved, so when i gave my laptop to my g/f i stole it, and gave her the bay batt. because i figured shed never watch dvds herself on it, and would need battery life more. Well then she found out it was missing and raised a hissyfit, Anyway, i Ebay up a 6x IBM for her, but after testing the 2 side by side there isnt much of a difference. heres the stats.
Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:18:27
Average Read Rate: 7,360 KB/s (5.3x) - Maximum Read Rate: 10,574 KB/s (7.6x)
and the Toshiba 6x
Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:23:22
Average Read Rate: 5,811 KB/s (4.2x) - Maximum Read Rate: 8,503 KB/s (6.1x)
Seeing thats theres only 5 min difference (but about 1/3 of the total time for the hitcahi) which would you keep if you could keep either?
Do either of them have better firmware (over drive perhaps?)
Thanks - you guys Rock