Enonu wrote:4.7 Gigs / 15 minutes (4X) == .313 Gigs/minute
.7 Gig / 3 minutes (40X) == .233 Gigs/minute
34% faster in just burning time? Add the amount of time I save setting up each image and it's even better.
I burn at 40X because decent 48X media is hard to buy right now. Even when that becomes availible, the numbers don't lie.
My problem isn't that I don't have enough time. My problem is that I hate switching CDRs in and out of the drive.
Like I said, time for DVD-R drive.
I have both CD and DVD burners, and each CURRENTLY has its purposes.
However, yes, DVDs are definitely more the future trend than CDs.
Just as a note, your math is off for the DVD, since the "4.7 gig" they use is really 4.3 gigs.
.7 is about correct for CD-R.
So it is 4.3/15 = .2867 GB/minute instead of .313, still faster than 40X CD-RW though
DVD also saves you physical storage space (i.e. you don't need as many cd wallets, albums, jewel cases etc.).