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What does 24x or 18x sata DVD drive mean?, what is the "24x" or "18x" for?

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December 14, 2013 7:14:04 AM

what is it
December 14, 2013 7:24:50 AM

I believe that the numbers describe the DVD drive's Read/Write speeds.

The "SATA" also states what computer bus interface it uses to connect to mass storage devices, instead of IEEE, PATA, SAS, SCSI or USB. -Don't quote me on that xD

Also, the DVD drive is just a form of Optical Disc Drive that can accept both CDs and DVDs. Blu-ray is another type of Optical Disc Drive.

Sorry for not being a whole deal of help!
December 14, 2013 7:54:25 AM

Thats the drive speed (read/write). 1x means 11.08 Mbit/s (1.39 MB/s), 18x and 24x means 18/24 times faster as 1x. 18x = 199.44 Mbit/s (24.93 MB/s) and 24x = 265.92 Mbit/s (33.24 MB/s).
They are theoretical speeds, doesn't mean that always will work at those speeds.
In order to write, you should see which is the disc speed.