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any DVD-ROM read beyond 16X?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:18 pm
by SkaarjMaster
Just wondering if any DVD-ROM will read beyond 16X in the near future? Is it necessary for this in the near future or in a couple years or so? Will this most likely be from an HD DVD or Blu-Ray computer drive? If some already do, what did I miss? :o Thanks.:)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:53 pm
by Ian
I'm surprised we haven't seen drives that can read at speeds greater than 16x, especially considering we now have 18x and 20x writers.

As far as them being necessary... I don't think they are. Most of us have been happy with 16x read speeds. With Blu-ray and HD DVD, the transfer rates are higher, so even if they read at 2x or 4x, they're reading a lot more data than a DVD-ROM at higher speeds.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:33 pm
by SkaarjMaster
The only reason I'm asking is I'm building a new system for myself in early 2008 and was just going to use one of my two DVD-ROMs as the DVD-ROM for that if they're still working.:)