Plextor PX-760A May, 06
Samsung SH-S203N May, 08
For speed testing I did a dvd rip of my Superbit movie I own called Johnny Mnemonic (only one near me for this test).
Plextor I Average Read Rate: 14,337 KB/s (10.4x) - Maximum Read Rate: 19,898 KB/s (14.4x)
Sammy I Average Read Rate: 12,407 KB/s (9.0x) - Maximum Read Rate: 17,688 KB/s (12.8x)
Is this normal? I just had the new drive delivered after reading how fast it was supposed to be but my 2 year old IDE drive stomped it into the ground. I have S02b patched firmware.