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    As Beefy said, The 'X' multiplier comes from what old cheap CD players used as far as spinning RPM. Old CD players needed to spin at 1X to be able to play the music on the CD. 4X is simply spun 4 times as fast, and 52X is 52 times as fast as 1X.

    That measurement is what transferred over to DVD drives. Not only did the RPM stay the same with the measurement, but therefore the burn times to burn a full disc, and read times to read a full disk remain the same at equivalent 'X' ratings....

    An 8X DVD drive would rip a DVD in the exact same amount of time that a 8X CD would rip a CD.
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    Alright, that makes more sense.

    I thought about that but wasn't sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeradul
    As Beefy said, The 'X' multiplier comes from what old cheap CD players used as far as spinning RPM. Old CD players needed to spin at 1X to be able to play the music on the CD. 4X is simply spun 4 times as fast, and 52X is 52 times as fast as 1X.

    That measurement is what transferred over to DVD drives. Not only did the RPM stay the same with the measurement, but therefore the burn times to burn a full disc, and read times to read a full disk remain the same at equivalent 'X' ratings....

    An 8X DVD drive would rip a DVD in the exact same amount of time that a 8X CD would rip a CD.
    You explained it better than me. :)

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    thanks for the feedback guyz.

    i'm probably gonna get the pioneer 107 now :)
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