I did a speed test bout a week ago and I believe it started writing at 24x, finished at 52x and averaged 39. something x. That was in an ADS brand Drive enclosure through a USB 2.0 to Cardbus adapter into my laptop.
I read over on a hotdeal thread at anandtech that someone had bought this Memorex drive and sucessfully flashed it with the Lite-on firmware. Is there any benefit to doing that? I'm as happy as I can be with it the way it is but I'm still curious.
I usually like to let firmwares sit a while to make sure they are ok.
Off topic I bought an Aiptek Pocket DV2 last wed and took it back to Compusa on Sun before the super bowl. It is a 4 in one Digital Video camera, still camera, web cam, and audio recorder. It was 'too' plastic, had toy like video quality though it was very sexy. It was 129 buckazoids and after only 4 days it got perminately hung on a message, "Please wait".
The lady at the cust serv counter started to deny the return since it was a camera and it could only be 'exchanged' if it was defective. The guy next to her told her to go ahead and I got my money back. Then she leaned over and told me in the future they don't normally refund cameras; but (she said) "we know these are flaky".
kadzooks why are they selling them. Oh well. I'll keep waiting for the Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Pro to land on shelves. I've been waiting 2 months.