supraman215 wrote:Also speed isn't an issue. Top speed of a DVD drive at 16x is 21.3mBIT. Firewire and USB 2.0 are both 400mBIT and up.
The DVD transfer rate is specified in bytes
per second, firewire and USB in bits
per second. So the number you really want to compare to the USB/Firewire transfer rates is:
16x DVD = 173 Mbits/sec
This figure is equal to 8 * 21.6 MBytes/sec. See here
for a bit more info (no pun intended).
We won't even go down the road of whether 1K = 1000 or 1024...
The above notwithstanding, your main point that USB 2.0 and Firewire have the theoretical bandwidth to support 16x DVD burning is valid.