“only the tdk has faster music ripping"
Depends on what kind of software you will be using for that. My 32x Pioner does the same speed as 40x Plextor with MusicMatch Jukebox - 7-8x to .MP3 @ 320 kbps and 4-5x to .WMA @160 kbps (very noticeably better sound than MP3 even with the lower bit rate and smaller file size), so drive will not matter much, maybe 10-20 seconds for the whole CD, but that is so irrelevant. As far as burning going, they might be the same. I had 1 Plextor drive replaced cos its fan went loud. Otherwise, 5-6 minutes to write a CD is nice to have. I do 3-4 in a row sometimes, so to be done in a half an hour with all my needs is a cool thing. Music writing… I am never going over 8x with it anyway, just to keep it in bestest quality.
Post, we'll do the search... :wink: