52X vs 16X CD-ROm

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lax987

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Is a 52X CD-Rom Drive better than a 16X in terms of preformance?
 
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52x is 3.2 times faster than 16x, logically.

Remember the speeds are quoted as maximum, average speeds are a lot less. Data transfer is slower at the beginning of the CD (the inside track area) due to the lower linear speed of the smaller track length..
 

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I'm guessing that he's comparing a CD-RW to a DVD-RW drive here. If not, as you say, the answer is obvious. :D
 

lax987

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this is a cd-rom drive for a gaming computer, the reason im asking is because the price difference is around $20, the 52X is less
 

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I'm guess the 16X must be a DVD drive. I haven't seen a 16X CD-ROM in many years.
 
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There is one thing, in general, annoying about a 52X drive. It winds up like a jet getting ready for take off!!!!
 

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You can use Nero's Drive Speed Set tool to limit the speed of your CD if you don't like the sounds of the airport in your computer room. :D
 
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