"The current cream of the crop in CD writers sports 52X write, 24X
rewrite, 52X read speeds - speeds that would have seemed unachievable
only a few years ago. However, even as processors have defied old
naysayers with seemingly unstoppable speed increases, the same has been
seen in optical drive development.
As we write this article, 52X CD Writers are now the much accepted norm
- you can pick up a 52X burner for as low as $50USD. As with other
technologies, time has given us better, and faster products at lower and
lower price points. The winner is, of course, the consumer. Today we
look at two 52X drives from MSI and Samsung, the latter of which, you
may recall, is a global leader in combo drive technologies, and which
has invested much time into development of optical technologies."