Today I received some results from my CD-ROM benchmark CD Speed.
One of them was from the Ultraplex 32x.
This drive has an average transfer rate of 25x wich is pretty fast
(almost as fast as my HD:)
But aparantely the Ultraplex reaches it's max speed only at 600 MB.
First I thought this was a bit strange, but it actually makes sence.
A CAV drive spins at a constant speed. When the drive reads further
on the disc, there is more data available, so it means that the
transfer rate is higher.
Now, because all CD's have the same format, the speed increase is
constant and the same with all CAV drives.
This would also explain why a Plextor 12/20 reaches it's max speed
earlier then other drives (haven't got any results from that drive yet,
but I've seen people talk about it a few times in this ng).
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