Plextor releases first 12x SATA DVD writer.

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
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    Dec 7, 2002
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  3. macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    Good God...

    Let's think about this: A 1X DVD burner requires 1.3MB per second to be sent to the drive. This drive, at its top speed, requires 16.5MB per second. Yes, I know the high-end G4s and the G5s can do this fairly easily, but WOW! That's a lot of data to transfer very quickly.

    To put this into some perspective, a 52X CD burner requires just under 9MB per second of data.

    True, burn-proof technologies will prevent buffer underruns, but then why are you spending so much extra for a faster drive if your computer won't keep up?
  4. macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    How did this post move here? it was in another thread but it was posted here?
  5. macrumors P6

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    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Does it matter? This is from 2004. It's five years old. Who cares?

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