Writes Cd's @40x & DVD's @ 16x speed, Dual Layer up to 4x speed so overall a fast and efficient writer,
Disc read is fast barely a whisper off a buffer in Windows 7, it reads your data as fast as you can view it.
That's about 3 minutes to write full audio or data Cd & around 7-8 minutes to write a full DVD+/-r
and upto 20-25 minutes to write a full dual layer Dvd
Max Safe writable Data Sizes per disc = Standard Cd usually 701mb, Standard Dvd 4.36Gb & DL Dvd 7.94gb
the above are without using any overburn feature (offered by software such as Nero)
- OVERBURN NEVER RECOMMENDED !!! - DO NOT DO IT IF YOU VALUE YOUR DATA & ITS OVERALL INTEGRITY
Disc to hard drive rates vary on your own system on mine I get 10-30mb/s dumping pre-burned disc back to my
hard drive, so again very reasonable and good for its low price.
REMEBMER THIS IS A BARE DRIVE IT DOES NOT COME WITH ANY MOUNTING SCREWS OR SATA CABLES GET THEM FIRST
SUMMARIZING - GREAT PRODUCT, GREAT PRICE AND A MUST PURCHASE..
NB: IF YOU ARE WRITING A LOT OF DVD's TRY AND USE A MIX OF + & - TYPES AS NOT TO BURN OUT YOUR DRIVE HEADERS
THIS IS EASY TO DO WITH ANY BRAND OF WRITER AND EXACTLY HOW I RUINED MY OLD LITE-ON (AVOID THAT BRAND)