I have a Toshiba DVDburner that is rated at 22x dual layer +/- R and RW. Windows 7-64bit only lets me burn at 18x. I know that its safer to burn slower for less errors. but it would be nice to have a quick burn if im in a rush.
(my rig configuration is in my profile)
Its all about marketing big numbers, people who are not so much in the know just look at the numbers. The bigger the number, the more they drool, and the more money they spend. Works pretty good don't it?
looks like it does, lucky thing it only cost me 30 bucks brand new. they didn't have any sata drives that were any slower then that anyways so its all good. didnt want anything to expensive seeing as i am gonna upgrade to a Blueray burner once the premium prices come down a lot. ha-ha i remember when dvd-r burners were over 250 dollars.