eric_sermon wrote:Why do discs break in 52x writers but not 48x..??
Is 52x spinning that much faster then 48x..??
In the overall scheme of things, its not that big of a difference. Most of the 52x writers I've looked at spin at about 12,000 RPM. The 48x writers are a little slower. About 10,000 RPM.
eric_sermon wrote:1 more thing. Why is TDK a 52x24x48?
it doesn't break at 52x when burning? it only break when reading?.. whats the deal here?
Good question. I've asked TDK that myself and they haven't had an answer for me.
Here's my theory. The drive can monitor the writing quality while burning so it knows if something is going wrong. If problems pop up, it can slow the writing speed. It doesn't have this capability when reading. It just goes full blast, no matter what. By limiting the read speed to 48x, TDK is helping prevent some of the problems people worry about like cracking discs, crap shattering, etc. Not to mention, its quieter and the difference in performance really isn't that much.