Viper's Lair looks at the LiteOn 24x CD-RW. Damn, those things are getting
crazy. Ahh, I'm still happy with my 16x Yamaha! =) As always from those guys,
it's a good read.
The LIT-24102B is a 24x(Z-CLV) record, 10x (CLV) rewrite and 40x (CAV) read
drive. So what does that all mean exactly? Well, the numbers speak for themselves,
the drive can record up to 24x normal speed and it does this using the Z-CLV
method. Z-CLV stands for Zone-Constant Linear Velocity which splits the sections
of the disk you're recording to into parts. Each part or zone is burnt at a
different speed to the next. So for instance the drive starts burning at 16x
for the first zone (the one closest to the centre), next zone the speed increases
to 20x, and finally 24x for the outermost part of the disk.