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Is 52x The Fastest Speed For CD-ROM?

Postby craiger on Thu Nov 14, 2002 10:10 pm

I hope this isn't a dumb question. :)
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Nov 14, 2002 10:33 pm

There are some 56X CD-ROM drives and even 72X CD-ROM drives by Kenwood. Although the Kenwood 72X drives have been out of production for a while.
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 14, 2002 11:24 pm

EPO has a 58x CD-ROM.
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Postby eliminator on Fri Nov 15, 2002 3:15 am

yeah, but it's a flimsy peace of crap... and performs worse than some 48x drives... :roll:
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Postby LiteOn Sucks on Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:43 am

how does multiple beams make it go faster (72x)? I thought it was how fast it spins.. 8)
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Postby Matt on Fri Nov 15, 2002 11:03 am

Multiple beams are reading data simultaneously so rpms can be much lower but maintain throughput. The number of lasers more than makes up for the lost RPM speed.
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Postby LiteOn Sucks on Sat Nov 16, 2002 6:44 pm

so why don't they just have 5 lasers in a cd burner so it can burn cd's at faster speeds?
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 16, 2002 7:44 pm

They were working on something along those lines but it was too little too late with DVD writers becoming mainstream.
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Postby LiteOn Sucks on Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:34 pm

why would they stop makin faster cd burners cuz dvd-rw if no one buys them
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