because babel fish's jap to eng is too rough i tried to summerize some good points of the preview
the reviewer stated that the drive is not the final retail version but the firmware is more or less like final version, so the performance should be same as the initital retail version
the review also stated that 4x +r dl writing is about 10 sec faster than 108 with same media; that is mcc
for the -r writing test, the tester used ty 8x -r disk & the max speed supported for that media was 12x & faster than 108 but slower than catalog(ue) data(????)'s 5min burning (probably the tester meant less than 6min)
with ty 8x +r, nearly 16x was reached & completed in 6min 2sec
the last but most interesting thing the tester mentioned.....integrated graphic system & 16x burning with 3500a!!!!
according to this article, 16x writing speed could not be reached with the system using the integrated video system of intel 845g chipset
. that is without the agp card (did not mention about a pci card), max buring speed was about 14x but with the agp card installed & used (not sure whether the integrated 845g video system was disabled or not) 16x could be reached...folks time to replace lousy dell 2400 desktop
however, no difference in 8x writing whether an agp card was used or not
the tester's conclusion was that 16x writing is so demending, the integrated video sub system of 845g chipset ate too much bandwidth that was needed for 16x writing
another thing about this preview is that the tester used mark cell, mcc, ty 8x disks & ty was the best; at least that's what the tester stated.
the preview credit goes to firstname.lastname@example.org
& pc-watch(no name was provided) & trans credit goes to me & info goes to cdrlabs.com
btw aopen japan claimed that their DUW1608 drive can burn full single layer dvd disks(+r) in 5min 50sec; estimated price is about 110usd for retail version; nothing unusual....2.4x dl 8x -r 4x rw 48x cdr